Dance

Pacific Dance Artist in Residency - Wallis and Futuna

The Pacific Dance Artist in Residence program is an annual event that invites the community to participate and experience a traditional dance of the Pacific artist in residence.

  • Thu, 16 Aug at 5PM
  • Runs 8 weeks
  • Ages Open
  • Free
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  • Mon, 13 Aug at 5PM
  • Thu, 16 Aug at 5PM
  • Mon, 20 Aug at 5PM
  • Thu, 23 Aug at 5PM
  • Mon, 27 Aug at 5PM
  • Thu, 30 Aug at 5PM
  • Mon, 3 Sep at 5PM
  • Thu, 6 Sep at 5PM
  • Mon, 10 Sep at 5PM
  • Thu, 13 Sep at 5PM
  • Mon, 17 Sep at 5PM
  • Thu, 20 Sep at 5PM
  • Sat, 22 Sep at 3PM
  • Mon, 24 Sep at 5PM
  • Thu, 27 Sep at 5PM
  • Sat, 29 Sep at 3PM
  • Mon, 1 Oct at 5PM
  • Thu, 4 Oct at 5PM
  • Sat, 6 Oct at 4PM
About

This year's Pacific Dance Artist in Residence is Steev Laufilitoga Maka.

Over eight weeks the participants will train and learn from each other to discover Wallis and Futuna culture and to create a new contemporary, traditional dance workshop led by artist Steev Laufilitoga Maka.

The group will explore Uvean dance movement, music including drumming, ukulele skills and dance theatre skills.

Sessions:
Mon 13 Aug 5-7pm
Thurs 16 Aug 5-7pm

Mon 20 Aug 5-7pm
Thurs 23 Aug 5-7pm

Mon 27 Aug 5-7pm
Thurs 30 Aug 5-7pm

Mon 3 Sept 5-7pm
Thurs 6 Sept 5-7pm

Mon 10 Sept 5-7pm
Thurs 13 Sept 5-7pm

Mon 17 Sept 5-7pm
Thurs 20 Sept 5-7pm
Sat 22 Sept 3-5pm

Mon 24 Sept 5-7pm
Thurs 27 Sept 5-7pm
Sat 29 Sept 3-5pm

Mon 1 Oct 5-7pm
Thurs 3 Oct 5-7pm
Sat 6 Oct 4-6pm then 6-8pm – Showing -Open to the public.

Places are limited to 20 and participants must be able to attend a least 80% of all sessions as the group of dancers will be working to create a showing for 6 Oct.

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STEEV LAUFILITOGA MAKA

Inspired by my Pacific heritage and driven by the wisdom of my elders. I am rooted in a rich upbringing of stories, song and dance as a Pacific Islander. I began creating and performing at a young age, and have continued to develop my passion for the arts as a dynamic tool for community empowerment, and social development. At the age of 45, I have built up skills and experience that has span over 22 years of professional work in the arts and culture sector, including 17 years with Pacifique et Compagnie New Caledonian theatre company and school, and eight years working with Tonga based, Pacific focused arts initiative, ON THE SPOT.

This extensive career has allowed me to share my passion and skills in person with audiences and artists throughout New Caledonia, Samoa, Guam, Fiji, Vanuatu, Uvea and Futuna, Tonga, New Zealand and Australia, Belgium, France.

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Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board