The spinoff – Hōkioi me te Vwōhali

One of the farthest-reaching collaborations at the New Zealand Festival is not just in connection through distance, but through time.

Hōkioi me te Vwōhali  is a dance piece about the genealogy linking the Hōkioi or Haast eagle which became extinct in the 1400s, and the Vwōhali (American Golden eagle), of the Duyuktv (Cherokee) First Nations people. It’s a collaboration between the New Zealand-based Ōkāreka Dance Company and the Exhale Dance Tribe, based in Cincinnati.

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