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Pasifika Mind & Body - Ura Tabu and Tempo Dance Festival

25 Jun 2020
Begins at 7pm on 25 June
This is a free live streamed Pasifika Mind & Body session with Ura Tabu Pacific Dance that is part of Tempo Dance Festival.
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Tempo Dance Festival Facebook Page
National, Auckland


Pasifika Mind & Body - a rhythmic Pasifika dance system anchored in Hā. This will be a one-off live dance class that will focus mainly on Cook Island inspired movements to create a fun, easy to follow fitness session that will get everyone swaying in appreciation of our dances from the Pacific.


Director - Charlene Tedrow

Movement Facilitator - Nikki Upoko


This class will be online for 24 hours.


Ura Tabu was first established in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa in August 2008. The collective is made up of a diverse range of Indigenous dance practitioners from the Pacific.

The name Ura Tabu is derived from Ura : to siva, to hula or to dance and Tabu: tapu, kapu, sacred sometimes forbidden, other times taboo.

Ura Tabu's mission derives from a collective female response to reignite the sacredness of dances from the Pacific as a way of re-establishing inter-connectedness, collective well-being and unity that ultimately cultivates female empowerment, bold creativity and fine Pacific Performance art.