Performances

THREADS

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.

Video preview coming soon

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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.

Past works

Whakamatara

Online Sound & Movement Journey: Whakamatara means to unravel,

it explores layers of

creation and awareness.

 

This performance was created to raise funds and awareness for Mental Health. 

Performed by: Jake Kīanō Skinner & Jade Whaanga

 

Donations go to Mental health foundation
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Whakaora

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.