The Calling : Women Marks and Nesian Dance

Watch a suite of short films about women, marks and dance at a unique event that presents live dance and the first New Zealand screening of the CNZ funded short film ‘The Calling’.

  • One day only/KOHA entry
  • Ages Open
  • Cost $5
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  • Sat, 16 Feb at 5PM

This unique event presents live dance with dance film. An insight to the Nesian women that choose to connect through dance and tattoo, to the past present and future.

Come and witness a suite of short films about the development of ‘Nesian Dance at Te Oro, made by
Filmmaker Julia Mage’au Gray. The films will be preceded by a live dance session by wāhine who have learnt their craft at Te Oro.

The recital is a prelude to the first New Zealand screening of ‘The Calling’, a short film that recently showed in Morocco at the Casablanca Biennale 2018 as part of the ‘A Maternal Lens’ exhibition.

Running time 45 minutes

The Calling
Running Time: 20 minutes

Open to all koha entry

Julia Mage’au Gray

Growing up in an environment which encouraged performance and a sense of pride in one’s heritage, Gray has spent her career spreading this ethos to the members of Sunameke, the performance group she co- founded in Adelaide in 1997. From its origins as a four-piece, Sunameke has since grown and changed in number and lineup and has spawned many productions which have been showcased in both Australia and New Zealand.Alongside her role as Artistic Director of Sunameke,

Gray has enjoyed other career highlights working with various other companies including Tracks
Dance Theatre, Drum Drum, ANU Pasifika Australia, NRL Education and Welfare, Moko
Ink and New Zealand Pacific Dance. Tours of the Pacific Islands and the United States
have exposed Gray to the global market on varying levels and continue to form the
way she works today.

Julia Mage’au Gray

Julia Mage’au Gray

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board