The Pacific Dance Festival 2019 will be held in Auckland from 5–23 June. Embracing contemporary Pacific dance, the festival and provides audiences with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the incredible diversity of performance Pasifika choreographers are creating throughout New Zealand.
Experience the creative process behind these performances with our free open rehearsals being held at the Gallery throughout the month.
Presented by Aue Dance Company, Kapu Akari is a physical dance montage exploring the themes of sacred traditional Pacific ceremonies, rituals, protocols and events where a coconut cup and coconut husk is being used. Also exploring the importance and significance of a tanoa (kava bowl).
Choreography by Vivian Aue, Renee Wiki and Camille Le-Noel Atkins.
Performance 1: Sat 15 June, 12.30–1.30pm
Performance 2: Sat 22 June, 12.30–1.30pm
- Auckland Art Gallery