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  • Pacific Dance NZ and ASB Polyfest Unite! A 2-Year Triumph

    Pacific Dance NZ and ASB Polyfest Unite! A 2-Year Triumph

    Through the generous support of Sky City Community funding, Pacific Dance Fono Trust has embarked on a 2-year partnership with ASB Polyfest.  This collaboration elevates our exposure and brand awareness and enables us to achieve our community engagement goals while championing our core values. Through the platform provided by ASB Polyfest, we will be able…


  • FREE Summer of Dance Workshops for the Kids

    FREE Summer of Dance Workshops for the Kids

    Pacific Dance NZ is thrilled to announce the return of its highly anticipated FREE summer of dance program in partnership with Te Oro Arts & Music Centre. Attention parents and young dancers – mark your calendars! Our much-loved School Holiday Programme, in collaboration with Te Oro Arts & Music Centre, kicks off on January 22,…


  • A Mealofa to Samoa – To Samoa with Love

    A Mealofa to Samoa – To Samoa with Love

    Introducing the 2023 Pacific Dance NZ Artist in Residence Programme (Samoa) featuring Villa Junior Lemanu Pacific Dance NZ is excited to announce our 2023 Artist in Residence programme on the Beautiful Island of Samoa. And trust us when we say, it’s going to be a game-changer! The Artist in Residence programme is a treasured gem…


  • Calling All Pacific Artists: Your Time is Now for the 2024 Pacific Dance NZ Festival!

    Calling All Pacific Artists: Your Time is Now for the 2024 Pacific Dance NZ Festival!

    Are you a Pacific artist with a burning desire to showcase your talent on a grand stage? Look no further! Pacific Dance NZ is thrilled to announce the open call for expressions of interest for the highly anticipated 2024 Pacific Dance NZ Festival. Whether you’re a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, or any other form of creative…


  • New dance reclaims old worlds

    New dance reclaims old worlds

    Lavinia Lovo has a question. Pacific peoples of all ability face challenges, she begins. So why are some identifying by physical disability first, Lovo asks, not cultural identity like most others Pasefika? “We have to stop identifying only by disability and start with culture,” she says to an audience of around 80 people, in July.…


  • Pacific Dance New Zealand 2022 Artist in Residence

    Pacific Dance New Zealand 2022 Artist in Residence

    Pacific Dance New Zealand’s 2022 Artist in Residence is Tupumaiaga A Niue Trust. Omai Ke Koli Auloa, Siohooohoooe! The Tupumaiaga A Niue Trust are our 2022 Artist in Residence with a 9-week action-packed schedule that will cover all aspects of Niuean heritage arts, culture and dance with some of Niue’s finest masters.   On the back…


  • NOW STREAMING: ‘Concrete Bloom’ – The Film by Ta’alili & Manurewa High School

    NOW STREAMING: ‘Concrete Bloom’ – The Film by Ta’alili & Manurewa High School

    Concrete Bloom, brings together performing artists from Manurewa High School and friends of Ta’alili for an evening of shared dreamscapes and dystopian revolutions. 


  • CASTING CALL – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

    OPPORTUNITY FOR DANCERS IN NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA Good Oil are casting for a commercial in Australia shooting in September and are looking for dancers aged between 30-45 to audition. Full details on the casting brief below. Great opportunity for our dancers here in NZ as well as Australian based artists. If you are interested…


  • WEREDINGO by Karul Projects

    WEREDINGO by Karul Projects

    “Weredingo: A captivating fusion of dance-theatre and storytelling, exploring the plight of shapeshifters in a secret world. Join the support group, wear your animal, and embrace the duality!” Join us at the Pacific Dance NZ Festival in June 2024 for an extraordinary experience unlike any other! Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world…


  • ‘TOLU’

    TOLU A collaboration between NZTrio and Pacific Dance NZ TOLU (meaning three) is a work that weaves western music with the songs and dances of the Pacific. In the past century, the Pacific diaspora have settled throughout the globe and many now call Aotearoa home. As with many immigrants, the Pacific people have brought their…


  • ‘TOTO’: Dance, Street and Cultural Symbolism

    ‘TOTO’: Dance, Street and Cultural Symbolism

    Experience “TOTO” at the theatre, a captivating dance and fashion show directed by Vivian Hosking-Aue. Delve into the symbolism of blood across cultural realms, celebrating Pacific heritage and connections.