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Rangatahi Matinee – MEREMERE: Award winning multimedia work by Rodney Bell
July 26 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm$15 – $20
Award winning mesmerising multimedia work inspired by Rodney Bell
Meremere is the incredible journey and story of critically acclaimed dancer and performer, Rodney Bell (Ngati Maniapoto).
Internationally renowned for his physically integrated performances, Meremere is a courageous and powerful response to Rodney’s incredible series of life event’s.
Rodney Bell’s layered and compelling autobiographical performance integrates documentary footage, interviews, movement and imagery into 54 extraordinary minutes.
Developed in collaboration with director Malia Johnston’s performance design company Movement of the Human (MOTH) Meremere includes AV by award winning designer Rowan Pierce, and live music from the extremely talented Eden Mulholland.
In 2018, Bell performed across the North Island, as well as in Singapore and the Gold Coast. Meremere also took out Actor of the Year, Director of the Year, Sound Design of the Year, and Excellence Award for AV Design at the 2018 Wellington Theatre Awards. The production has also seen Bell win the 2017 Arts Access Artistic Achievement Award, and the 2016 Attitude Artistic Achievement Award in what has been an extraordinary career.
It is funny, humble, compelling and engages with a wide range of audiences. An impressionistic and surreal experience of an extraordinary artist’s life.
Performer and creator Rodney Bell
Director Malia Johnston
Rangatahi Workshop – Thursday 25 July 11 am $2 entry
Rangatahi Performance – Friday 26 July 11:15 $2 entry
Opening Night – Friday 26 July 8 pm $15 unwaged, $20 waged
Matinee – Saturday 27 July 4 pm $15 unwaged, $20 waged
Performance – Saturday 27 July 8 pm $15 unwaged, $20 waged
Tickets available at iticket.co.nz
Thursday 25 July 11 am – 12 pm
Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto) is a renowned dancer and performer. His artistic expression demonstrates elements of traditional Maori culture, and at the same time he’s continually seeking new ways to enhance his creative process.
Rodney Bell will present a one-off rangatahi workshop providing behind the scenes insight to the creation of Meremere and his own life story and work.
Rodney received the 2017 Arts Access award for artistic achievement and the 2016 Attitude award for Artistic achievement both recognising his most recent work MEREMERE.
Rodney has been dancing professionally since 1994 beginning as a founding member of Touch Compass Dance Trust, which is an internationally renowned physically integrated dance company based inAuckland, New Zealand.
In 2007, he relocated to California, U.S.A, to join AXIS Dance Company, based in Oakland, where he remained principal dancer until 2012. Since return back to New Zealand Rodney has actively work not only as an artist but also worked as an advocator and provocator towards stronger integration and voice for people with diverse requirements and backgrounds with particular interest in arts access.
DO NOT MISS THIS ONE-OFF OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM ONE OF AOTEAROA’S TOP AWARD WINNING PERFORMERS
To book contact [email protected]
- July 26
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
- $15 – $20
- Event Category:
- Event Tags:
- māori theatre, Māoriland Hub, theatre
- Māoriland Hub
- Māoriland Hub
68 Main Street
Ōtaki, Kāpiti Coast New Zealand