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Onepū - Atamara Dance Company

Onepū is a powerful expression of mana wahine, (the intrinsic power of women), conveyed through Māori contemporary dance.

Inspired by a Kāi Tahu tradition, as told by rangatira Teone Taare Tikao, Onepū has been created by celebrated choreographer and dancer Louise Potiki Bryant, who is also the show’s video artist.

In an atmospheric performance of dance, music and video projection, six atua wahine (female deities) control and release the winds of the world. With a rich, layered soundtrack, composed by vocalist and taonga pūoro artist Ariana Tikao and Paddy Free of Pitch Black fame, Onepū is a meditation on the different qualities brought to us on the winds of each these mighty atua wahine.

Atamira Dance Company is one of Aotearoa’s leading dance companies with a long legacy in the creation and presentation of high-quality Māori contemporary dance theatre, bringing stories to the stage, nationally and internationally, that reflect the unique whakapapa and land of Aotearoa.

Tour Info:


Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Friday 28 June 7pm

Saturday 29 June 12.30pm


Forum North

Wednesday 3 July 7pm


Te Ahu

Friday 5 July 7pm

New Plymouth Winter Fest

TSB Theatre, TSB Showplace

Thursday 22 August 7pm

Earlier Event: June 27
Later Event: June 29
World Press Photo Exhibition