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Atamira Dance Company Technique and Repertoire Class


The Atamira Dance Company invites the UCR community to join a movement workshop grounded in the company's process of dance training and dance making.




Friday, April 7

Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. PST


Location: ARTS 100


Format: in-person


Open to those with one year of dance training in any form.


Atamira is a Māori contemporary dance company based in Aotearoa (New Zealand). On Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m., they will be performing Te Wheke, which calls forth The Octopus, a powerful, mythological symbol for Oceanic peoples, at the Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside. The Te Wheke performers offer this class as a way for participants to deepen their understanding and experience with Māori contemporary dance, and with Te Ao Māori (Māori world view), before the show.


New Zealand contemporary dance evolved as a cross hybrid of techniques experienced by early New Zealand dancers training in New York in the 1980’s and 1990’s then returning to share these forms in our geo-political context. Atamira Dance Company emerged from this synthesis of styles, interwoven with a growing sense of de-colonial cultural revitalisation. Atamira Dance artists will share a format that moves the participants through a range of grounded, organic, fluid and expressive movement vocabulary that demonstrates the collaborative forces of multi-world views. The first part of class is physical warmup which would be typical of a New Zealand dance company. They then  share the specific movement and conceptual interplay of Te Ao Māori (the Māori world view) that is inherent in Te Wheke repertoire.



The closest available parking for this event is available in Lot 1 Blue. Follow the instructions on this page to purchase a permit through ParkMobile.


If you have trouble reserving your permit through ParkMobile, you may request assistance with using ParkMobile at the Lot 1 kiosk. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early if you require assistance. Please note that the kiosk does not sell parking permits.


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