Welcome to Pacific Dance New Zealand (PDNZ)
Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Kia Orana, Aloha, Pacific Greetings
Pacific Dance New Zealand fosters and encourages the development of the Pacific dance sector of New Zealand. We are involved in running dance workshops, conferences, community and professional events promoting Pacific dance in New Zealand.
Pacific Dance End of 2013!!
Close of Shop
Yes, it's that time of year again. PDNZ will close shop for the summer. We hope you all have a good summer break and hope to see you again in 2014. PDNZ will reopen on the 14th January. Haere ra folks 'till then.
Kids Koneseti and Prizegiving
It's been a busy year for PDNZ and we're finishing with the best part of our programmes - our kids classes end of year koneseti and prize-giving. It's always lovely to end with a community get-together, seeing all the parents and family come in and support our kids as they perform.
Our end of year koneseti is on Friday 29th November, 8 Gundry St, 6:30pm.
Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory 2013
It's been another successful year for The Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab and a great turn-out for the showing, which was part of the 2013 Southside Arts Festival on Saturday, 2nd November at the Mangere Arts Centre. This year's up-and-coming Pacific choreographers were: Amo Ieriko, Santana Shmidt and Nikki Upoko.
This year's senior dance mentor was Louise Potiki Bryant (funded by DANZ (Dance Aotearoa NZ Ltd)).
You can read a review of the showing here - http://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=6493
TEMPO - PACIFIC DANCE GALORE
This year was the tenth anniversary of the Tempo Dance Festival in downtown Auckland and had a strong contingent of Pacific Island choreographers and dancers featuring within the programme.
Pacific Dance NZ produced two shows for the festival as well as our usual kids involvement in the Tempo Kids Show, on Sunday 13th October.
Fatu na Toto
Pacific Dance NZ & Tempo Dance Festival present Fatu na Toto. After a sell-out premiere season in Wellington earlier in the year, Fatu na Toto also was the first show in the festival to sell-out. With strong public demand we were obliged to open up the final dress rehearsal to the public - with great response. Tupe Lualua (also this year's Pacific Dance Artist in Residence) can be very proud of the work she has developed and we're looking forward to possibly see this show travel next year.
Read a review of the show here.
Was on at Q-Theatre, Saturday 12th October. 6:30pm.
Pacific Dance Triple Bill was also presented by Pacific Dance NZ & Tempo Dance Fest. It featured the works of three up-and-coming Pacific choreographers; Charlene Tedrow (Ura Tabu Pacific Dance) and her work 'Spiritus Aitu', Olivia Taouma-Levy (Lima Dance Theatre) and her work 'Home, Land and Sea' and Mario Faumui (Lima Dance Theatre) and his work 'Finé Fatale'.
Another sell-out show, the Triple Bill was very well received.
You can read a review here.
On at Q-Theatre, Saturday 19th October, 6:30pm.
Pacific Dance Residency 2013
Tupe Lualua, completed her Pacific Dance Artist in Residence programme in early September and delivered a heartfelt sharing of her work at a packed out Pataka Museum in Porirua on Friday 6th September. It was a great night of community celebration in which participants and community called for the group (who had only come together for the residency) to remain together in an on-going programme. Thus the Porirua Pataka Youth Performing Arts Group was also established. Great stuff Tupe and the team!!
You can read more on our Residency page.
Tupe Lualua, leads a community workshop during her residency.
Pacific Dance Classes for Children
PDNZ offers classes in Pacific dance for children between the ages of 5 and 13 from Tahitian girls, Samoan siva, Pacific boys dance and drum and our Siva afi (fire dance for ages 8yrs - youth). Check out our Classes page if you'd like to join in.
Pacific Dance New Zealand, P.O Box 5072, Wellesley Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Office: Top Floor, Rm 25, 147 Great North Road, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
Phone +64 9 376 00 60 firstname.lastname@example.org