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The Pacific Dance NZ Festival season in Auckland this June is set to be an extraordinary event that brings together diverse dance workshops, highlighting the intersection of traditional indigenous practices with contemporary movement styles. Among the featured workshops, KARUL Projects from Australia, the Samoan Performing Arts Centre of Excellence (S.P.A.C.E) from Apia, Samoa, and Aunty Kura's URA dance workshop promise to offer unique and inspiring experiences for dance enthusiasts, students, artists, and choreographers alike. Image Courtesy of KARUL Projects. Thomas E.S. Kelly KARUL Projects: Exploring the Fusion of Indigenous Dance and Contemporary Movement Led by Thomas E.S. Kelly, a celebrated artist, and

Pacific Dance NZ Festival Showcases MOANA 23: A Night of Spectacular Dance Performances The highly anticipated Pacific Dance NZ Festival is proud to present MOANA ‘23, an extraordinary showcase featuring an exceptional lineup of talented artists and the esteemed Choreographic Lab Cohort for 2023. This one-night-only event will take place in the Rangatira at Q Theatre, captivating audiences with its dynamic fusion of culture, innovation, and artistic expression. The MOANA 23 showcase will transport the audience on a journey through diverse styles and narratives, celebrating the vibrant dance traditions of the Pacific. From contemporary movements to traditional choreography, the performances promise to

Twilight Tuesdays at the Auckland War Memorial Museum is about to get 'mafana' under the kava bowl in the Te Ao Mārama South Atrium with a Tongan haute couture showcase on June 13th. The 2023 Pacific Dance NZ Festival has again added a fashion show to its line-up with United States born, San Francisco raised and educated Tongan designer Beau Louis Takapu. Beau Takapu has made New Zealand home and has worked for WORLD brand before he became a contestant on Project Runway New Zealand.  This show debuted on NZ television screens in late 2018 as an adaption of the American

"KO AU" Disconnected by Auckland based Hip Hop and Street Dance collective Projekt Team is set to hit the big stage at Auckland's Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre as part of the 2023 Pacific Dance Festival. We are currently offering a free Secondary School's Matinee show (11am). This one-off performance is locked & loaded for Thursday 4th of May.  If you are interested in booking tickets for your school to attend, please book through with your school name & how many student / staff tickets you require. Tickets are free, but seats are filling quite fast so get in quick! Email : info@pacificdance.co.nz SHOW DETAILS: Pacific Dance Festival 2023 and Auckland Live present: Ko Au - Disconnected  by Projekt

Dance OnScreen FREE Event Sunday 11th June 2023, 2pm - 4pm AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TĀMAKI We are inviting you to venture into Auckland City during our festival to participate in our FREE workshops, open air-rehearsals and the popular 'Dance OnScreen'. Tataki Auckland Unlimited and the Auckland Art Gallery have enjoyed a long partnership and they will host our open-air rehearsals with Viv Auē and Lominia Meteri-Araitia on Saturday 27th May, 3rd & 10th June at 1130am on the mezzanine. On Sunday 11th June 2023 from 2 pm, our Dance OnScreen will be in the auditorium on the lower level of the