Te Ope o Rehua

Te Ope o Rehua is the performing arts committee of Toi Māori Aotearoa | Māori Arts New Zealand.

30 Years Maori Contemporary Dance 1985 -2015

E nga iwi, E nga mana, E nga reo tena koutou katoa. In this article I am initiating a discussion to further raise the profile of Maori contemporary dance of … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Great Atamira Kaha Review in Dunedin

What a choice article and writer for a wonderful showcase of new Maori dance Review: Kaha: Short Works Created 15/10/14 Indigenous, a little political and at times confronting, Kaha is … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

RIVERSIDE: Indigenous dance draws choreographers, scholars

North America have really stepped up with indigenous choreography through this event and the Banff choreographic residency. The article below offers and overview of the programme and some highlights. Jacqueline Shea … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment


A new season from Okareka to look out for…..check out what Debbie Bright had to say in her review below.   OPEN REHEARSAL WHETS THE APPETITE FOR MORE MANA WAHINEMalia … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creative NZ Dance Review

          Tena koutou I have cut and paste a copy of the latest CNZ dance review below this intro. There are some interesting findings and certainly … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kowhiti Choreographers Korero

So much has been going on in the indigenous dance scene in Aotearoa New Zealand. Recent events have really been challenging and forcing me to reassess my thinking about the … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

What is Maori Contemporary Dance?

What is Maori Contemporary Dance? I remember being challenged by Maori elders about this word contemporary when I first started my dance journey in 1981. The word we should have … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Maori Contemporary Dance – what a year !

Nekeneke mai Nukunuku mai Kikini mai E HAI! Yes I have had to pinch myself a few times this year with some great dance events I have had the pleasure to … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Senegal Beckons

I love this new image from the land of Senegal Africa and our friends Germaine and Helmut.

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment


Exciting times for new Maori dance with 2014 looking good. Kia kaha to you all!

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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