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New Zealand Dance Week Events

We’re getting into the swing of New Zealand Dance Week! We’re screening a selection of six different film or TV shows that are all about the joy, creativity, drama and sheer hard work that dancers and choreographers put into creating great dance moments. In support of DANZ New Zealand Dance Week 2018

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Inside Out: Mixed Dance Ability

April 20

Two episodes from the Inside Out television series, both profiling mixed dance ability in celebration of New Zealand Dance Week.

Tama Ma: A Life of Dance

April 20

In this feature-length documentary, film director Mark Summerville captures, over two years, the rich and colourful lives and work of New Zealand’s most celebrated contemporary choreographers/dancers: Tai Royal, Taane Mete, Douglas Wright and Michael Parmenter.

Ihi FrENZy

 April 21 – 26

In 2001 the Royal New Zealand Ballet combined with then national kapa haka champions Te Mātārae i Ōrehu to produce Ihi FrENZy, a ground-breaking performing arts show that sparked several documentaries and is still talked about today. This New Zealand Dance Week we’re delighted to present a double-bill of two of the Ihi FrENZy documentaries.

Born to Dance

April 21 – 27

Choreographed by world champion Parris Goebel and featuring some of the best hip hop dancers in the world, Born to Dance turns a classic follow-your-dreams dance story into something special with electrifying choreography and an incredible troupe of dancers.

Tutus 'n Town Halls

 April 26

A behind-the-scenes documentary follow a hectic five-week road trip as the Royal New Zealand Ballet takes its unique brand of dance to small town New Zealand. Dancers brave tiny stages, dodgy wiring and rickety town halls to entertain audiences in the heartland.

John Trimmer, Dancer

 April 27

Sir Jon Trimmer's long and distinguished career has made him, arguably, our most recognised male dancer. In celebration of New Zealand Dance Week we present this TVNZ Artsville documentary about his illustrious career.