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Pacific Dance Festival – Double Bill

18 Jun 2021 - 19 Jun 2021


Friday 18 June 2021, 8.00pm - Friday 18 June 2021, 9.00pm

Saturday 19 June 2021, 8.00pm - Saturday 19 June 2021, 9.00pm


Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Māngere, Auckland

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Atali’i O Le CREZENT (Sons of the CREZENT) by Villa Junior Lemanu

This dance-theatre work is a coming-of-age piece that delves into the world of gentrification and the loss of community/tribe.

It is centred around fears of seeing family leave the house that Villa grew up in and the community we've been a part of for around 25 years.

It touches on the love and support of growing up in a low socio-economic, Polynesian society and the fear of seeing everyone "forced out".

XY ONLY by Raisedinland Iose

The concept looks at the strength of a woman and how far it can be pushed mentally and physically.

Raisedinland also looks to test the rules surrounding what a female can and cannot do within the Samoan community, using Samoan culture as the platform that will be challenged.

Raisedinland draws movement from the traditional fa’ataupati (For men) and the Soga’i miti (only warn by men), and, challenges his chorus to speak, which in a formal setting, XY only (Men Only) speak within the Samoan society.


Pacific Dance Festival – Hypamass

A theatre dance work and investigation that uncovers the boy to recover a man.

Pacific Dance Festival – Te Pō

A celebration of all Pacific people through Pacific dance and Pacific couture fashion.

Australian bushfire victims helped by Papakura concert

A variety concert at Papakura's Hawkins Theatre over the weekend will raise money for Australia's Bushfire Relief Fund.

Silent disco turns Panmure town centre into a dance floor

Fifty people attended Panmure's second Silent Disco Citywalk, exploring the town centre and connecting with their communities.