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10 Apr 2021 to 15 May 2021
10 April, 7PM
Meremere is a powerful and engaging autobiographical work in response to Rodney Bell’s (Ngāti Maniapoto) extraordinary life
Event type: 
$25 - $43
Q Theatre
305 Queen St
Northland, Auckland, Southland


Meremere is a powerful and engaging autobiographical work in response to Rodney Bell’s (Ngāti Maniapoto) extraordinary life, and the series of events that have been incredibly unique for one individual to experience in a lifetime.

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 highly talented Jol 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 Meremere. 


“This autobiographical, multi-disciplinary and life-affirming survival story drew the cheering opening night audience to its feet.” – Dominion Post

“His dancing is moving and absorbing, sculptural and full of emotion…” – NZ Herald

"Meremere is a small but beautifully formed production that takes us on a journey of undiminished hope and wonder” – Theatreview


MEREMERE 2021 tours plays:

AUCKLAND: 10 April. Rangitira @ Q Theatre.
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*BANNOCKBURN: 14 April Bannockburn Hall. As part of Wanaka Festival of Colour.
*This event is an intimate opportunity to meet the artists and see excerpts from the work in an informal setting.
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WANAKA: 18 April. Lake Wanaka Centre. As part of Wanaka Festival of Colour.
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INVERCARGILL: 20 April. Invercargill Repertory.
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NEW PLYMOUTH: 8 May. TSB Showplace.
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TAURANGA: 11 May. Baycourt Community and Arts Centre.
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HAMILTON: 13 May. Meteor Theatre.
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WHANGAREI: 15 May. Forum North.
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Written by

Elephant Publicity

10 Mar 2021