Okareka: Mana Wahine
Sunday, March 10 / 2pm
Individual tickets go on sale June 16 at 10am. Advanced tickets can be purchased May 8 at 10am as part of the Director's Choice 9, Dance and Mix 4 subscription packages (20% to 15% off and complimentary parking).
Okareka Dance is one of the leading contemporary Maori (indigenous) dance companies in New Zealand. Their iconic work Mana Wahine [Powerful Women] reflects cultural beliefs, colonial history, and the role of women over time, using contemporary as well as Maori dance vocabularies and motifs in a vibrant and moving multi-media stage production.
Okareka holds its provenance close to its heart. Through choreography, set design, and costume, the Company strives to tell bold, spiritual stories that are of and from New Zealand. Through careful collaboration, the Company seeks to extend its creativity and its influence by engaging experienced artists from around the Globe – the sole driver – to create evocative, beautiful dance works that tell a story. Okareka is a company guided by Maori beliefs. These beliefs are brought to its work and its audiences.
Part of the 2023-24 Newman Center Presents Dance Series, generously supported by the Grynberg Family Endowment for Dance Programming.