TEMPO Dance Festival 2013

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Welcome to Tempo 2013 in Tempo’s celebratory 10th year!  This year we are celebrating 10 years of dance with Tempo in two thrilling weeks of spectacular dance packed with performances by some of New Zealand’s most acclaimed choreographers and companies and top up and coming dancers.

Tempo takes over Q Theatre on Queen St once again for over 34 performances and events featuring over 720 dance artists from senior to age 4 in a wide range of dance genre from hip hop to contemporary, Pacific dance to ballet, Bharatanatyam to Cirque.

Reviews of TEMPO Dance Festival 2013 productions

Trifle - a triple bill


20/10/2013 - 20/10/2013

"Charming trio to finish..

Out of the Box (2013)


19/10/2013 - 20/10/2013

"Sharp choreography and moments of sublime storytelling..

Secondary Colours (2013)


20/10/2013 - 20/10/2013

"Prospect of a bright future..

Pacific Dance Triple Bill


19/10/2013 - 19/10/2013

"Brave new worlds, future visions, spirits let loose..

Same Same but Different


18/10/2013 - 19/10/2013

"Impossibly alluring artistry..

Y Chromozone (2013)


16/10/2013 - 17/10/2013

"Let's hear it for the boys..

Tertiary Colours (2013)


16/10/2013 - 17/10/2013

"Up and coming talent..

PRIME (2013)


17/10/2013 - 18/10/2013

"Twin themes..

The Kids Show (2013)


13/10/2013 - 13/10/2013

"Well done, Kids!..

The Jungle Book


13/10/2013 - 13/10/2013

"A familiar narrative through traditional medium..

Fresh 2013


10/10/2013 - 11/10/2013

"Thoughtful and sophisticated fresh new works..

Tuakana PURE


09/10/2013 - 09/10/2013

"Tuakana PURE, Fresh and Fault Lines at TEMPO..

"Tuakana: Pure..

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Footnote Dance Made in New Zealand 2013

Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland, New Plymouth

09/08/2013 - 15/10/2013

"Beautiful, unsettling and poignant..

"Colt, Carnival Hound and Fatu Na Toto at Tempo..

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Kaha (2013-14)

Auckland, Hastings, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Dunedin, Nelson

13/06/2013 - 15/10/2014

"Strong and empowering, yet playful..

"Sharp acts..

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And Then It Moved

Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington

15/05/2013 - 15/10/2013

"Buckets go dancing..

"A Privileged Window..

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Fatu Na Toto - Planted Seeds

Wellington, Auckland

18/02/2013 - 12/10/2013

"Samoan dance theatre a moving experience..

"Harnessing the old and the new to enlarge the world..


Dunedin, Auckland, Christchurch

21/06/2012 - 16/10/2013

"The sound of breath and stone..

"A rich assembly of multiple modes of transmission..

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Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Nelson

23/04/2009 - 13/10/2013

"Distorted realities..

"Loss, struggle and conflict lightened by wit and humour..

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