Movement for Harikoa is a community-based dance initiative led by Jack Gray (Atamira Dance Company).
Activated in any physical space, this experience aims to spark positivity in our collective body, mind, and soul. Join us for an opportunity to expand body, breath, space, rhythm, creativity, presence, songs and dialogue within Wharenui Harikoa.
Open to all abilities and ages. Bring suitable clothing, a water bottle, a sweat towel, and a fun and light attitude.
Following Movement for Harikoa, join us for a performance from Ed Waaka.
With a soul man’s voice and a poet’s soul, Ed Waaka (Te Rarawa, Ngati Pahauwera) is one of the most compelling voices to emerge from Aotearoa’s musical landscape. Inspired by the beauty of everyday life, his music pays homage to the power of the human condition.
Ed Waaka's performance will begin at 4.15pm.
Jack Gray (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) is a world-renowned Māori contemporary dancer, choreographer, writer, and cultural facilitator. He is a founding member and current Artistic Director of Atamira Dance Company. Consistently exploring his passions, Jack has over twenty-plus years of professional experience in the dance industry and broader arts communities, specialising in Indigenous creative empowerment projects in Australia & Turtle Island (USA & Hawaii).
Ed Waaka was nominated for ‘Best Music Video’ for his song ‘Revolution’ at the Māori Music Awards 2020, and Semi-Finalist in the prestigious International Song writing Competition 2021. Recently his song ‘Clockwork - Acoustic Version’ featured on ‘Head High’ a critically acclaimed New Zealand TV drama. Ed’s latest offering ‘E Kura’ is set for release in July 2022 and will be his first release in Te Reo Māori.
Social distancing protocols will be in effect. Masks encouraged but not mandatory. Any signs of cold & flu symptoms, please do not attend.
This event is delivered as part of Wharenui Harikoa at Objectspace.
Wharenui Harikoa at Objectspace is supported by the Local Activation Fund Programme, administered by Tataki Auckland Unlimited on behalf of the New Zealand Government, and our generous sponsors: