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Daniel Mateo – from ‘A New Dawn – ‘Aho’eitu’

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Daniel Mateo – from ‘A New Dawn – ‘Aho’eitu’

Radio New Zealand Interview with Daniel Mateo

Recording courtesy of Radio New Zealand.

Daniel Mateo is a 20 year old Gamilaraay descendant from Northern NSW, Australia as well as a descendant from Ma’ufanga, Tonga. Daniel studied at NAISDA Dance College and is now a contemporary dancer, performing with Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Daniel dances in Sisi’uno Helu’s ‘A New Dawn’ a dance depiction of the story of ‘Aho’eitu, the son of Tangaloa. The work explores the preparation of a journey into the unknown of a young Tongan prince named ‘Aho’eitu to meet his Father – the ancient God Tangaloa who lived in the sky.

Click above to listen to the interview.

Click here to watch ‘A New Dawn’ at our Pacific Dance Festival Channel.

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