All female dance work coming to Arts Centre Gold Coast

Women’s power, authority, culture, energies and essence will be on display in a show hitting the Arts Centre Gold Coast stage next month.

Mana Wahine will be performed by the acclaimed Okareka Dance Company from September 20 – 22.

The all-female show combines dance, theatre and film and was created by three of New Zealand’s best choreographers, Taane Mete, Taiaroa Royal and Malia Johnston.


Mana Wahine means Powerful Woman and emulates the journey from creature to motherhood, life force to the spirit world, the honouring of mother earth and sky father.

Ancient Maori practices of karakia (prayer), waiata (song) and mythology are weft throughout the performance to enhance cultural connection from Aotearoa New Zealand to the rest of the world.

From the stunning opening to the spine-tingling finale, Gold Coast audiences are set to be inspired by the display of courage, determination and fearlessness as Mana Wahine evokes the spiritual status of “the woman” within us all.

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