Dance Studies performances at upcoming festivals


A collection of Dance Studies students and graduates are involved in the upcoming Auckland Fringe Festival, showcasing their choreography and performance skills. Find out more about each piece below, with links to information on how to purchase tickets. 

Auckland Fringe Festival 2017



"O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark, the vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant."  

Introducing VACANT.6. Within the cemented confines of Wynyard Quarter's iconic architecture, Kerryanne Mayhew and Renee Richards contribute their choreographic voices to the echoing caverns of Silo 6.

A double-bill contemporary dance showcase, VACANT.6 sees both women team up with a talented line-up of performers, to trace,weave, and encapsulate the cavernous spaces that lay within. Drawing inspiration from refraction and reflection, tension and trauma, these artists will lead you through a maze of visual artistry with concrete as their canvas. Allow yourself peer in and observe the minds of Auckland's emerging dance artists in a way that is unconventional and raw.VACANT.6. Get ready.

When: 21-23 & 25 February
Where: Silo 6, Wynyard Quarter

Koha donation 

Mea Tau


Choreographed by Elijah Kennar
Performers: Taitanyk Toniu, Villa Lemanu, Leighton Rangi, Sione Fatua, Elvin Wong, Taniora Motutere

Mea Tau. Weapon. Craftsmanship, masculinity, forging, skill. Both life-granting and life-taking, bringing connection to our place in this earth. What will your hands bring to these weapons? Elijah Kennar (How We Tessellate) works with Trisha Brown's 'Locus Score' and explores our fine lines between subjectivity and objectivity.

Performed by six men, Mea Tau personifies weapons with movement and gives them voice. "Mea Tau raises the bar for precision engineering. Opening with overtones of Coen brother, and hints of urban Auckland a troupe of all men, dance an engagement with struggle." – The Daily Blog

When: Tuesday 28 February, 2-4 March
Where: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland Central
TicketsBook your tickets here



Lose yourself in Rushes, a unique experience where live music gig meets art gallery meets theatre, dance and film. Directed by Malia Johnston in collaboration with visual artist Rowan Pierce and with live music from Eden Mulholland, Rushes is an inter-arts experience like no other. Featuring over 25 dancers and performers from across New Zealand, including dance nobility Taiaroa Royal, as well as stunning visual imagery, lighting and sound, Rushes will leave you energised and exhilarated. 

Featuring Kisha September, Emma Broad and Amelia Chong

Student tickets $20 (service fees apply). 

Tickets and information here