Mana Wahine On Demand
Ōkāreka Dance Company's most celebrated work is taking a new form this month, with the release of the filmed version of MANA WAHINE, available now on Vimeo On Demand.
The full live show and the post-show Q&A with the performers and creatives from Ōkāreka Dance Company will be available worldwide through Vimeo's rent-for-view platform.
The decorated work was filmed during the Tāmaki Makaurau season in January 2021, to create a stunning high-spec film that captures the true essence of a performance that has enchanted in every centre it has travelled to, including Hawaii, The Netherlands, Australia, Tahiti and Canada. Combining dance, waiata and mesmerising imagery, this decorated work can now capture the imagination of all around Aotearoa and the world, in a celebration of the innate strength of women.
"MANA WAHINE is the acknowledgment of the female essence, the Spirit of Motherhood rebirthing life, paying homage to Papatuānuku - our Almighty Mother and Sister. Treating us to a visual feast of powerful imagery that transcends space and time, MANA WAHINE is a 70 min performance that celebrates the essence of women through life and death, and life again. Drawing on Ōkāreka's culture of waiata and haka, woven with karakia and tikanga, this work is a vision of strength that allows women around the world to claim their empowerment." - Tai Royal, Ōkāreka's Artistic Director
MANA WAHINE is now available via Vimeo On Demand
USD$10 | NZD $13.90
Rental period is 72 hours