"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?
Experience stunning new works created by four of New Zealand’s leading choreographers: Bianca Hyslop and dancers from The New Zealand Dance Company; Okareka Dance Company’s co-artistic director Taane Mete; Sarah Foster-Sproull (Foster Group); and Loughlan Prior (Royal New Zealand Ballet).