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Dr Tia Reihana-Morunga (Ngâti Hine) is a freelance dancer and choreographer. Tia has also been a secondary school dance teacher for 13 years working creatively with young people in Australia, United Kingdom and Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is a professional teaching fellow at the University of Auckland lecturing in dance education, history and Contemporary Mâori Performance. Her current research interests and publications explore community and formal sites of arts education informed by Indigenous ways of knowing and doing.

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Te Mata


02/03/2022 - 03/03/2022

"Resilience and respect, listening and challenging, safety and uncertainty...


Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Whangarei, Hastings, Palmerston North, Dunedin

11/06/2021 - 19/10/2022

"A Graceful Whakapapa..

"Te Wheke Has Many Tendrils..

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Hawkes Bay, Auckland

26/11/2020 - 16/04/2021

"Incandescent expressiveness..

"Moments of shapeshifting provocation and pūrākau..

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Wellington, Auckland, Rotorua

06/06/2019 - 15/09/2023

"We are transported to life at Whakarewarewa. Puarenga stream, bubbles and water...

"Tangible and intangible landscapes reimagined..

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08/10/2019 - 11/10/2019

"Calling home..

"A call to return home..



30/09/2015 - 03/10/2015

"Connections, reciprocities, responsibilities, reverberations..

"Medicine making in the story circle..

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Black Grace Xmas Verses


27/11/2013 - 01/12/2013

"A light hearted end to the working year..

FIN - Unitec Dance Showcase 2013


21/11/2013 - 24/11/2013

"Impressive celebration of contemporary dance..

Nga Hau e Wha

Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland

26/08/2012 - 24/10/2012

"From primordial time to the near present..

"Earth, Wind, Water, Fire and Dance..

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KAHA: Short Works (2012)

Hamilton, Auckland, Taupo

13/05/2012 - 23/06/2012

"Review: Kaha Short Works for Matariki..

"Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa : Let us keep close together, not far apart...

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Out of the Box - Hiphop Showcase


08/10/2011 - 08/10/2011

"Aotearoa's hip hop artists - motivated, innovative and unique..

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