Atamira Dance Company creates works shaped by the cultural identity of their land to uplift indigenous world views through dance. In their Joyce debut, the company brings Te Wheke, which calls forth The Octopus, a powerful, mythological symbol for Oceanic peoples. Inspired by a Māori model of hauora (well-being) which frames the choreographic structure of solo and ensemble work, eight dancers and eight choreographic practitioners, tuakana (senior) and teina (emerging), journey into the esoteric and universal dimensions of humanity.
The Joyce’s presentation of Atamira Dance Company is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Curtain Chat: Thu, Mar 30
Family Matinee: Sun, Apr 2 at 2pm
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This engagement of Atamira Dance Company is made possible in part through the Performing Arts Global Exchange program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.
Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission.