Pacific Dance Festival Presents Double Bill, Atali'i O Le Crezent by Villa Jr Lemanu and 'XY' Only by Raisedinland Iose.
Atali'i O Le Crezent (Sons of the CREZENT) is a dance work that invokes that audience to reminisce on their childhood and their community and that social mesh that created those memories. Growing up in a low socio-economic, Pasifika community is a blessing. The hyena laughs and loud mouths. The steak and cheese pies & Starz drinks. The touch-rugby on the street & streetlight curfew. The hidings followed by KFC. The hearty pese loku’s and awkward ways we say ‘I love you’ to family.
This is a memoir to good times and lessons, as well as a post-it note on the importance of our community. And the fear of losing all of it.
'XY' Only is a work that Iose has developed with a chorus from his congregation and continues to push the boundaries and rules with non-Pacific female dancers performing a traditional faataupati, which is usually reserved and performed by Samoan males. XY Only challenges a chorus to respond to the tradition where in formal settings, men (XY) are only permitted to speak. A confrontation that examines the strength of a woman and what they can and cannot do within the Samoan community.
Pacific Dance Workshop
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Whirikoka, 630 Childers Road
Tuesday 12 October, 2pm – 4pm
Ages 12+, Free
This workshop is offered as part of the Double Bill presentation. In this youth dance workshop participants will explore Samoan dance movements and how to incorporate 'other' dance vocabulary such as contemporary, street and hip-hop influences. The workshops are led by Auckland based dance artists Raisedinland Iose and Villa Junior Lemanu. Participants will also learn movement phrases of the Double Bill.
This is a partnered event with Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival & Pacific Dance Festival, supported by Lotteries and Creative New Zealand. Numbers are limited, register here.
*Due to safety and restricted viewing, children under 10 years are not permitted in the first row of the Circle (Rows AA, BB and CC upstairs).
Wheelchair seats must be reserved in advance, please ring 0508 iTICKET (484-253).
Please note there may be a lockout policy in place once the show starts, so please ensure you are on time.
Children under 5 - Children are aged 12 and under. All children must have a ticket regardless of age. Please note, only select shows have a child’s price.
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