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9 Aug 2022 to 11 Aug 2022
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meremere is a profound and wonderfully crafted autobiographical work based on the life experiences of the award-winning performer Rodney Bell | Ngāti Maniapoto.
Event type: 
Dance, Theatre
$20 Child;$29.50 equity;$49.50 adults;$69.50 Pay
Q Theatre
305 Queen Street Auckland


Meremere Brings to you the incredible
journey and story of Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto) from an international
career in integrated dance, through years of homelessness in America,
to returning home to Te Kuiti, Aotearoa.  The work powerfully layers
movement, projected imagery and documentary footage to bring his stories
to life in an hour-long work. It is a beautiful, and intimate
performance experience that invites the audience inside this unique and
inspirational memoir.  

This multimedia performance piece has been developed in collaboration
with director Malia Johnston’s performance design company Movement of
the Human (MOTH). Meremere includes AV by award-winning designer Rowan
Pierce, and live music from the renowned composer Eden Mulholland,
bringing this insightful, surprising and very personal story to life. 

A critically acclaimed dancer and performer, Rodney is renowned for
his physically integrated performance. In 2007, Rodney joined AXIS Dance
Company (USA) as principal dancer for five years. Before his return
home, Rodney experienced a period of homelessness on the streets of San
Francisco - a life-changing experience that inspired the creation of

Each performance will be sign language interpreted; the first performance will feature audio description.

This show may contain: haze, some flickering / lights, and strong language

Sponsors:  Creative New Zealand