Whakaora : Dunedin Fringe Festival


Re-claiming the Indigenous Feminine Body through Sound and Dance as Ritual.

Nuhaka Collective presents it’s first full length interdisciplinary production WHAKAORA, a performance ritual offered through the integration of indigenous contemporary dance, sound and ceremony as forms of healing historical trauma and re-claiming the Indigenous Feminine Body.

Creative director and choreographer Jade Whaanga, dancer Ameteolepala Perelini-Tusitala, Taonga Puoro sound artist Alistair Fraser, visual artist Hinga Smith and lighting designer Tuhiwai Hauiti-Parapara collectively transcend time, space and re-activate ancestral ground. Together they create sacred space to awaken the divine feminine to release, re-connect and transform.

Nuhaka Collective's intention is to inspire and facilitate an empowering experience of self-connection, deepening and sharing understandings and healing through the transformative power of art and culture.

Post audience response to early development:
"Spiritually captivating" George Teiho.
"It was primal and confronting, beautiful and real, but it was also thoughtful and performed deliberate and purposeful" Richard Williams.

We invite you to join us for the premiere of our first full length production as a collaborative.



$15.00 - $20.00

Due to these challenging times, we have had to make the tough call to change Whakaora at Dunedin Fringe Festival 2020 from a theatre public event to an online offering. In the meantime be safe, be kind to one another and keep an eye out for the online series (snippets) from Whakaora.
To keep up to date with Nuhaka Collective follow our facebook page or instagram: @nuhakacollective
All Ages




Mayfair Theatre

100 King Edward St, Kensington, Dunedin

Music Performance Art Dance

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About Us

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350