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Okareka Dance CompanyFriday, October 21st, 2016 at 4:26pm
Our third and final video from our Manawa Webisodes is now up on our Vimeo channel.

In it, Vanda talks about her lighting design and the processes she goes through to create excellent lighting for dance performances.

Check out the full video here -
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Okareka Dance CompanyWednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 12:41pm
"Okareka Dance Company co-artistic director Taane Mete presented Manawa, a solo about the power of the first and last breaths we take, in honour of his mother 's recent death. Delicate lighting by Vanda Karolczak marked his passage across the stage in a series of complex extended phrases with extraordinary detailing and integration of breath. His sorrow and grief were a palapable presence; a complex score by Paul McLaney added resonance to the different stages in the dancer's journey."

Thank you, Herald! Did you come to Taumata over the weekend? What did you think of the pieces?
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Okareka Dance CompanyTuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 3:51pm
What do you think of this skateboarding baby?

This one year old Aucklander is taking the world by storm with his skateboarding skills. He has been learning to skate with the Young Gun Skate School aftercare programme.

What do you wish you could have done from a young age?
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Okareka Dance CompanySunday, October 16th, 2016 at 2:10pm
Auckland! Tonight is your last chance to catch Taane Mete's solo piece, Manawa, as part of the Taumata showcase.

There are also 3 other fantastic works from the New Zealand Dance Company, Loughlan Prior and Sarah Foster-Sproull featured.

More info about tickets available here:
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Okareka Dance CompanySaturday, October 15th, 2016 at 11:21am
Taane's solo piece, Manawa, debuts as part of Taumata: Four New Works at 8:30pm this evening.

Don't miss out, get your tickets here!


Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 9:47am
Thank you @nzherald for the review of Manawa, part if the Taumata showcase -
Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 11:13am
Tonight is your last chance to catch the Taumata showcase featuring our co-director Taane Mete @QTheatre
Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 2:56pm
Interested in learning more about dance before starting tertiary this summer? We have a great…