Ubuntu - Kaitiakitanga - Sambandhita - Tūhononga A collaborative intercultural contemporary pop up performance at local parks
Weaving intersectional spaces Alesha Mehta, Chanwyn Southgate, and Jade Whaanga explore threading ancestral wisdom, finding the meeting places between cultures & creative expression. Supported by Taonga Pūoro soundscape designed by Jake Kīanō Skinner.
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Dance as Ritual
A collaboration where Jade Whaanga & Alesha Mehta join together in sisterhood;
Celebrating the divine feminine through ancestral rituals of feminine embodiment, connection through dance & deities.
Shakti Puja; Ritual, devotion, and mysticism.
An exploration in search of something more.
To feel grounded & embedded into her identity.
Hineruhi; exploring dance, ritual & ceremony as forms of healing emotional/historical trauma &
re-claiming the indigenous feminine body.
To heal, reclaiming the Indigenous Feminine Body through dance as ritual. Exploring themes of Karakia/prayer,
cleansing, acknowledgement, shifting trauma through movement, sealing, adorning, transforming & celebrating.
Presented in Titirangi, 2018 and scheduled for Dunedin Fringe Festival 2020 before cancellation due to the pandemic.