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TOMO - 2023

Auckland, Hamilton

02/08/2023 - 19/08/2023

"Cosmic space where death and life have no edges nor beginning and end. ..

"Movement magicians at the heart of things..

Hine Hōia


03/08/2023 - 03/08/2023

"Potential of craft and talent not yet achieved with clarity and cohesion..

Birthday Book of Storms


02/08/2023 - 10/08/2023

"Ambitious scope dramatised with a surprisingly light touch in polished production..

Rituals of Similarity


01/08/2023 - 05/08/2023

"Tāmaki Makaurau-based experimental collaboration of independent dancers..

The Sun and The Wind


28/07/2023 - 26/08/2023

"A birthday party full of love and sacrifices..

"A powerful showing of love, jealousy and what can fester in between..

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DIRTY WORK - An Ode to Joy

Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga

16/06/2023 - 20/08/2023

"Indian Ink does it again…. Delightful on all levels..

"Strong character archetypes, serious misunderstandings, linguistic hijinks, physical misadventures, a touch of pathos and a heart-warming denouement..

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Long Ride Home


02/08/2023 - 05/08/2023

"Humorous, well-paced, dramatically satisfying ... Outstanding..



29/07/2023 - 29/07/2023

"Relatable and loveable crossover of Shakesqueer storylines, rock songs, ballads and sea shanties..


Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland

27/07/2023 - 12/08/2023

"Dancers dancers dancers you are symbolic and meaningful. ..

"Entering its eighth decade the company is clearly in good heart..

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Public Service Announcements: Election 2023


29/07/2023 - 26/08/2023

"Delivers high spirited political romp..

"Piling in boots and all – is that all we have left?..


Wellington, Kerikeri

20/07/2023 - 27/07/2023

"Power plays and intensity in satisfying Footnote double bill..

"An absolute blood bath. Time has run out. Nothing left but dead ants..

Company B – “I Am A Renaissance”


19/07/2023 - 23/07/2023

"A profoundly captivating dance show ..

Re:In:Act | ODETTE


15/07/2023 - 15/07/2023

"Her body exquisitely, a vessel for the memory of her mother..

The Adventures of Tahi and Kōwhai


04/07/2023 - 21/07/2023

"Masterful and magical spin-off captivates our tamariki throughout..

Darpana: reflections

Lower Hutt

01/07/2023 - 02/07/2023

"A garden of earthly delights with celestial resonance,..

"Centralising Bharata Natyam in Aotearoa...



01/07/2023 - 08/07/2023

"A problem-solving delight..


Auckland, Wellington

25/05/2023 - 15/07/2023

"Still an absolute winner to blow out the winter chills..

"A joyful experience of spectacular singing and oh those fabulous boots..

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