Ōkāreka Dance Company. Dancer: Nancy Wijohn. Photo: Alex Efimoff
Ōkāreka Dance Company. Dancer: Nancy Wijohn. Photo: Alex Efimoff

Ōkāreka Dance Company

Mana Wahine

  • 7:30pm
  • Rotorua, Aotearoa (New Zealand)
  • Taiaroa Royal
  • Taane Mete, Taiaroa Royal & Malia Johnston
  • Victoria Kelly
  • Tūī Matira Ranapiri-Ransfield
  • 75 minutes (including intermission)

Mana Wahine [Powerful Women] is an all-female work that explores the strength, spirit, and beauty of women. Inspired by the true story of a young Māori heroine and informed by stories from the dancers’ families, Mana Wahine incorporates bold projections, chant, original music, Māori costumes, cultural traditions and history, creating a contemporary work that celebrates female endurance and strength.

…a rich fusion of choreography, music, tikanga Māori and performance practices, AV, lighting and performance design…enriched and enlivened by the dancing of five powerhouse performers.

THEATREVIEW, NEW ZEALAND
*Program subject to change.

Additional support for Dance Victoria’s presentation of Ōkāreka Dance Company and related outreach activities is generously provided by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment.

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