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Okareka Dance Company Ltd

Dance Company or Group
DANZ Member


Formed in 2007, Okareka was established to fuse contemporary dance with Māori themes and other genres to create authentic, diverse works. Led by senior performers Taane Mete and Taiaroa Royal, Okareka has become one of New Zealand’s most sought after and prolific dance companies. 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 Māori beliefs. These beliefs are brought to its work and its audiences.

Rachael Penman


021 2407 058


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