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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