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Pacific Dance Festival

12 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018


Tuesday 12 June 2018, 7.00pm - Saturday 23 June 2018, 9.00pm

  • Tue 12 June, 7pm-8pm – Moana
  • Wed 13 June, 7pm-8pm – Moana
  • Thu 14 June, 7pm-8pm – Blueprint
  • Fri 15 June, 8pm-9pm – Good Bye Naughton
  • Sat 16 June, 8pm-9pm – Good Bye Naughton
  • Tue 19 June, 7pm-8pm – Double Bill - Anga And Pou
  • Wed 20 June, 7pm-8pm – Double Bill - Anga And Pou
  • Thu 21 June, 7pm-8pm – Bionica
  • Fri 22 June, 8pm-9pm – Rako
  • Sat 23 June, 8pm-9pm – Rako

Māngere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku, corner Orly Avenue & Bader Drive, Māngere, Auckland

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  • Waged Adult: $25
  • Unwaged Adult: $20
  • Student, Senior, Industry: $18
  • Children 3-14 years: $12
  • Polypass (4 shows): $60

Booking fees may apply


The Pacific Dance Festival (12-23 June) will offer audiences a fresh and diverse showcase of works by Pacific choreographers in a season celebrating New Zealand’s vibrant Pacific dance scene.

The festival is now in its third year and has expanded to a month of events including live performances, workshops, a film screening, and a Pacific dance costume exhibition.


A collection of short works by Hadleigh Pouesi, Tepaeru Ariki Lulu French, Ufitia Sagapolutele, Lyncia Muller, Rikki Tofi, and the New Zealand School of Dance third year students


Combining an experience of hip hop, contemporary dance, and theatre, S.U.B presents a web of moments that have an effect on how we live our lives.

Goodbye Naughton

Premiere: A dance-theatre performance which pays homage to the experiences that have shaped the life of the Otara grown artist, Aloalii Tapu.

Double-bill: ANGA + POU

Double-bill performance, featuring Vivian Aue’s 'ANGA' and Xavier Muao Breed’s 'POU'


Premiere: Jacob Tamata and the COVEN collective present BIONICA to take “living” beyond the futuristic plain into a universe narrated and moved by Brown Pasifika Queer / Trans artists.

Rako Pasefika presents Cloaks of Protection

International: Fijian international dance troupe Rako Pasefika presents Cloaks of Protection, an introductory work to a large series of multi media, multi form, performance installation to be opened at the end of 2018 called MamaHanua.