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Mana Wahine

(New Zealand)


FRI 26 + SAT 27 FEBRUARY, 2016


Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Okareka Dance Company


Celebrate powerful women with this all-female dance work that draws strength from traditional Maori mythology.

Three of New Zealand’s best choreographers combine dance, theatre and film in this powerful performance. Inspired by the true story of Te Aokapurangi, a young maiden from Mokoia Island who single-handedly saved her people from slaughter, this collage of imagery and movement transcends time and space.

From the stunning opening to the spine-tingling finale, be inspired by this display of courage, determination and fearlessness as Mana Wahine evokes the spiritual status of “the woman” within us all.

A free Q&A session will follow Friday’s performance.

Mana Wahine is presented by Creative NZ and Okareka Dance Company.

Okareka Dance Company


Five extreme dancers, three choreographers at the top of their game… one of the best contemporary dance performances we have seen in years.

NZ Herald

Never had I seen an audience so transfixed, so attentive, so mesmerised, so moved all at the same time.


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About the Show

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