Atamira Dance Company
Atamira Dance Company is the leading creator and presenter of Māori contemporary dance theatre in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Atamira is the platform or stage on which we perform, it gives us expression of our ancestral and contemporary Māori experiences embodied by our dancing bodies.
The company creates compelling, high-quality Maori contemporary dance theatre that reaches out to audiences and reflects the many aspirations of Aotearoa's Mana Whenua – sharing Maori stories, histories, whakapapa and perspectives through contemporary dance theatre – reframing the negative perceptions of Maori through a modern re-telling with strength, passion and spirituality
Atamira's choreographers, dancers and designers are a reflection of the diverse cross-section of voices in Aotearoa today. We practice Kaupapa Maori ideologies throughout our process, with wananga, karakia, visits to papa kainga and sites of significance to Te Ao Maori, this gives strength to the work we make. We equally fully embrace our urban-ness and living as ‘modern maori’ in New Zealand’s largest most culturally diverse city, Auckland.