Tanemahuta Gray

Tanemahuta Gray is a choreographer, producer and director of dance, bi-cultural performance and aerial theatre. He was artistic director of the stage production "Maaui One Man Against The Gods" which has been seen by over 76,000 New Zealanders at the Civic theatre (Akld), St James (Wgtn), Founders (Hamilton) and Theatre Royal (Christchurch), as well as excerpts performed at the Cloud and Queens Wharf Mainstage of the Rugby World Cup fanzone. He also has directed and choreographed the South Pacific Section of WOW - World of Wearable Art Awards from 2010-2014 working alongside Malia Johnstone and Dame Suzie Moncrieff.

During the RWC 2011, he was the artistic director of Arohanui - The Greatest Love, which was a large scale production performed with our nations strongest kapa haka talent and produced by Te Matatini. He directed alongisde Annette & Tapeta Wehi (Te Waka Huia) and Jim Moriarty and Helen Pearse Otene (Te Raakau). He is also a co-founder and director of the Koowhiti Festival of Maaori and Indigenous Contemporary Dance which has staged 3 festivals in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Tanemahuta's performing credits include one of the worlds leading aerial theatre companies, De La Guarda, whom he performed with internationally from 1999-2004 in London, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul and Sydney. He was 1 of 14 selected from 1800 auditionees, and performed over 850 performances for their ground breaking production "Villa Villa".

Tanemahuta Gray has helped fund

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Dance Aotearoa New Zealand

A special one-off edition of DANZ Quarterly to celebrate 20 years of DANZ and dance in Aotearoa New Zealand

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$3,500.00
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Java Dance Theatre

Java Dance goes to the Edinburgh Fringe in August this year with Back of the Bus. The wheels of this campaign are already rolling. Your support large or small will make a real difference.

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Hinemoana Baker

Kia ora! I'm a poet and teacher of creative writing in Wellington. The new book I'm writing tells two haunting family stories: my father's time spent as a child in a Catholic orphanage in Nelson, and my own story of trying to become a parent and experiencing infertility. It's about what it means to lose a parent, to be a parent, and to lose the opportunity to have children of your own. On a wider level it's about me connecting with my father through our shared experiences of grief. For the last year I have been Creative New Zealand Victoria University Writer in Residence in Wellington. I've researched and written 40,000 words of a new book, 'Dear Mother Basillise'. I need one more year of writing and researching full time to take my book to the point where I can submit it to my publisher. I'm asking my 'Boosted' supporters to help me with the first six months of that.

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Everybody Cool Lives Here

ECLH set out to introduce 20-odd youth to theatre and enable them to have their own creative voice. This February Active are back, ready to re-define FRINGE.

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Isaac Theatre Royal

Without your support the Isaac Theatre Royal will miss out on $150,000 of critical matched funding pledged by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.

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$300,000.00
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Dance and Performance

Help us ‘Move on Up’ so we can continue all the great work we do for the dance and performance community. We only need 500 people donating $20!

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Tikapa Productions Ltd.

Soon to be The Biggest comedy in New Zealand, written by award winning writer Jamie McCaskill, The Biggest is a hilarious look at raw rural men.

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$10,000.00
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With Lime

Send me to the Canadian wilderness in the middle of winter. Why? To create an interactive installation at an indigenous arts residency at the Banff Centre.

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Charles Koroneho

TUHONONGA is a project to facilitate international exchange with First Nations dance companies and independent contemporary dance practitioners.

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$5,000.00
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Everybody Cool Lives Here

Everybody Cool Lives Here is developing two theatrical solos - 'Big J Stylez' led by Jacob Dombroski, and 'Force Field' led by Duncan Armstrong.

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Hannah Tasker-Poland

A new dance-theatre solo exploring the feminine Muse. With 10 artistic and technological collaborators on board we are seeking a boost for our development season.

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$6,000.00
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Liv Chan

Help emerging Kiwi artists take their award-winning show to San Diego!

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$5,000.00