2019 New Zealand Dance Calendar with review links for April – June

Updated regularly. Please send event info and/or review links to be added – raewyn@allmyownwords.co.nz. Follow these links for Jan – March 2019 and July-September

1-3 April, Wanaka, Festival of Colour – Tree Dancer, Chloe Loftus, Tree Near Bullock Creek, 9pm
2 April, Kerikeri, Upsurge Festival – Kiss the Sky, NZ Dance Company, Turner Centre 7.30pm
3-13 April, Auckland – The Goblin Market, The Dust Palace, Herald Theatre 8pm Review: NZ Herald; Theatrescenes
3 April, Christchurch – In Situ (2019) , Hagley Dance Company, Hagley Open Stage, 6pm. Review: Theatreview
4 April, Wanaka, Festival of Colour – RNZ Ballet Strength & Grace mixed bill , Lake Wanaka Centre 6pm, 9pm Review: Theatreview
6-7 April, Wanaka, Festival of Colour – Kiss The Sky, NZ Dance Company, Lake Wanaka Centre 6pm. Review: Theatreview
7-10 April, Wellington – Alice in Wonderland, Melbourne City Ballet, Hannah Playhouse, 7.30pm . Review: Theatreview
10 April, Invercargill, Southland Festival – Kiss the Sky, NZ Dance Company, South;land Events Centre, 7.30pm. Review: Theatreview
11-13 April, Wellington – MEAT, Dance Plant Collective, BATS The Heyday Dome, 6.30pm. Review: Theatreview.
13 April, Dunedin – Alice in Wonderland, Melbourne City Ballet, Regent Theatre. Review: Theatreview
13 April, Waitakere City – LUNGSONG, Carol Brown/Russell Scoones et al, Te Uru rooftop at 5pm, 6pm. Review: Thoughts on Dance
16 April, Auckland – AVE–  Ufitia Sagapolutele – Sir Edmund Hillary Library, Papakura 12.20pm FREE
18 April – Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City – Hip Hop International NZ and South Pacific Finals
19 April, Auckland City – MEDANZ Bellydance Gala at Lot 20, Eden Terrace
19-21 April, Wellington, AHA AWards, Daily from 10am. Evening shows 8.30pm. Opera House
27 April – 5 May- NZ Dance Week – see danz.org.nz for programme information
27 April, Auckland – AVE–  Ufitia Sagapolutele – Avondale Library, Avondale 2pm FREE
28 April – Auckland – Giselle – What becomes of the Broken Hearted? – dance/film by MaryJane O’Reilly. Auckland City Gallery 2pm. Review: Theatreview
1 May, Wellington – Kiss the Sky, NZ Dance Company, Opera House 7.30pm. Reviews: Theatreview, Dominion Post, …On Dancing
3 May, Invercargill, Southland Festival – HUMAN, The Dust Palace, Southland Events Centre, Invercargill . Review: Theatreview
3-5 May, Whangarei – MEAT, Dance Plant Collective,
4 May, Auckland – BookEnds, Seniors Dance Company – Avondale Library, Avondale 11.30am. Free
9 -12 May, Auckland – Bach to Bowie, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Civic, 7.30pm 9th-12th and 1pm on 11th. Review: Theatrescenes
10-11 May, Gisborne – Tutus on Tour, Royal NZ Ballet, War Memorial Theatre, 6.30pm and 1pm on 11th.
12 May, Hamilton – 20 for 20, Black Grace – The Meteor, 6pm, 8pm
16 May, Gisborne – 20 for 20, Black Grace – War Memorial Theatre, 7.30pm
17 May, Napier – 20 for 20, Black Grace – Henry Hill School 7.30pm
18 May – Otaki – 20 for 20, Black Grace, Otaki Memorial Hall, 7.30pm
22-28 May – Wellington – ORBICULUS, NZSD Choreographic Season 2019. Te Whaea, 7.30pm Reviews: Theatreview (1) (2)
24 May – Motueka – 20 for 20, Black Grace, Motueka MemorialHall, 7.30pm
27 May, Christchurch – 20 for 20, Black Grace – Papa HOU 7.30pm
31 May-2 June, Wellington – Black Swan, White Swan, Royal NZ Ballet. Reviews: Theatreview; Dominion-Post; DANZ Magazine; Theatrescenes; …on Dancing
1 June – Wellington – BookLadder, Hamish McIntosh (durational performance), play_station
1-2 June – Kia Mau Festival, Wellington – Shel We, Tupua Tigafua and Dancers, Hannah Playhouse, 7.30pm. Reviews: Theatreview
6-8 June, Kia Mau Festival, Wellington – POHUTU – Bianca Hyslop/Rowan Pierce, Hannah Playhouse, 8pm. Reviews: Theatreview; DANZ Magazine; The Pantograph Punch
7 June, Kia Mau Festival, Wellington – Mamai’ata (The New Dawn), Inano Dance, Te Auaha 7pm. Review: DANZ Magazine
7 June, Auckland – LEECHES – Aloali Tapu and Dancers, ASB Waterfront Theatre 7.30pm. Reviews: NZ Herald, Theatreview
7-8 June, Takapuna – Black Swan, White Swan, Royal NZ Ballet, Bruce Mason Centre 7.30pm. Reviews: Theatreview
11-12 June – Pacific Dance Festival, Auckland – MOANA showcase, Mangere Arts Centre 7pm. Reviews: Theatreview
11 – 13 June, Auckland – YOU Dance Festival, Raye Freedman Centre, 7.30pm. YouDance is an annual youth dance festival in Auckland celebrating youth choreography and performance in a non-competitive, collegial atmosphere and showcases the talent and ability of youth dance to a wider public audience. Book at www.iticket.co.nz
12 June, Palmerston North – Black Swan, White Swan, Royal NZ Ballet, Regent on Broadway, 7.30pm. Reviews: Theatreview
12-15 June– Kia Mau Festival, Wellington, Windigo, Lara Kramer (Canada), BATS 8.30pm. Review: Theatreview
13 & 15 June – Cabaret Season, Auckland, The Heels are Alive, Fine Fatale with Taka Too Wops, The Civic Wintergarden 8.30pm
14 June – Pacific Dance Festival, Auckland –Triple Bill showcase (Tia Sagoupotele, AUE, Laifa Ta’ala), Mangere Arts Centre 8pm. Review: NZ Herald
15 June – Pacific Dance Festival, Auckland – MAUI – Freshmans Dance Crew, Mangere Arts Centre, 7pm
19-23 June, Auckland City – CoLAB 3, UNITEC Dance Y3 , UNITEC Dance Studios
20-22 June, Auckland City – Black Swan, White Swan, Royal NZ Ballet, ASB Theatre 7.30pm Reviews: Theatreview; NZ Herald
22 June – Pacific Dance Festival, Auckland – Kapu Akari, Aue Dance Company, Mangere Arts Centre, 8pm
23 June – Pacific Dance Festival, Auckland – SIVA MAI, Opeloge Ah Sam – Mangere Arts Centre 5pm
27-29 June, Christchurch – Black Swan, White Swan, Royal NZ Ballet, 7.30pm. Reviews: Theatreview, The Press
28-30 June – Wellington, Shakti – The Universal Energy, Mudra Dance Company, Little Theatre, Lower Hutt, 7.30pm. Reviews: Theatreview, DANZ Magazine
28 – 29 June – Hamilton, Onepu, Atamira Dance Company, Gallagher Arts Centre 7.30pm Fri and 12.30pm Saturday.

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