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Tama Ma: A Life of Dance

Tama Ma

Director Mark Summerville, Heather Lee

Producer Mark Summerville, Heather Lee

Sound Eden Mulholland

With Tai Royal, Taane Mete, Douglas Wright and Michael Parmenter

In this feature-length documentary, film director Mark Summerville takes the chance to capture four of New Zealand’s most celebrated contemporary choreographers/dancers: Tai Royal, Taane Mete, Douglas Wright and Michael Parmenter, as they create the only dance work that has ever brought them together.

The cameras are rolling as the filmmaker gains full access to their workshop process over two years. The programme also goes on a biographical journey, exploring the rich and colourful lives of Mete and Royal. Experience their journey as boys, drag queens, men, teachers and dancers and meet the people who have influenced their lives and careers.