San Francisco International Arts Festival Presents
Atamira Dance Company
Contemporary Maori Ensemble Makes SF Debut as part of National Tour
Location: Joe Goode Performance Annex, 401 Alabama Street (@ 17th Street)
Date: Saturday July 27, 2013 8:00pm
Tickets: General Admission $20 Advance, $25 Door, $18 Full Time Students & Seniors
Box Office: www.sfiaf.org or 800-838-3006
Link to box office page here: www.brownpapertickets.com
For one night only the San Francisco International Arts will present Atamira Dance Company from New Zealand. The performance will be part of a three stop North American tour and the company’s only appearance in the State of California.
Atamira Dance Company is the leading creator and presenter of Maori contemporary dance theatre of Aotearoa (New Zealand). The company’s work embodies the essence of a unique landscape shaped by the cultural identity of their people and their stories. The choreographers, dancers and designers reflect the diverse cross-section of voices in Aotearoa today through the artistic expression of their rural and urban backgrounds.
The company creates compelling, high quality Maori contemporary dance theatre that reaches out to audiences and reflects the many aspirations of our Mana Whenua (territorial rights, power from the land - power associated with possession and occupation of tribal land). Founded in 2000 as a response to the need for a platform for Maori urban identity through dance in New Zealand, the collective vision and history of Atamira Dance Company through the support of its community and supporters has continued its rapid rise as a world force in indigenous contemporary performing arts.
Atamira Dance Company Website: www.atamiradance.co.nz