Special live performances to enhance Pātaka’s immersive cine-dance installation Where Memories Sleep, created by Jason O’Hara with music by Warren Maxwell.
Featuring five of Wellington’s best contemporary dancers, Zaniah Fae, Joesph Tunupopo, Trent Omeri, Montell Nickel and Ooshcon Masseurs (who has also choreographed the work), the performance explores the imagined legend of the Aurora in Antarctica. Each dancer performs multiple roles and is accompanied by Maxwell’s original score inspired by his recordings on the ice.
Both O’Hara and Maxwell teach at Massey University College of Creative Arts and they share a passion for encouraging and mentoring young people. This ethos can be seen in the outstanding young dancers and production creatives they have included in their team to bring their vision to life.
The focus on inspiring and educating extends to include the environmental and scientific themes which fuelled the narrative.
Wed 30 June: Evening performance, 7.30pm
Thu 1 July: Evening performance, 7.30pm
Fri 2 July: Evening performance, 7.30pm
Sat 3 July: Evening performance, 7.30pm