Youthful escapism, BIONICA investigates a celestial plane, a third eye perspective and a nether realm where voices are invoked and inspiration is abundant. Beyond our bodies and societies expectations, BIONICA; a utopia, challenges traditions and the masculine overtures of our fathers generation. Our minds are always awake.
BIONICA is series of activations reshaping audience through the experiences of young, queer, indigenous artist. Told through the bodies of a new generation of movers and shakers, combining soundscape and motion. Created for the stage by artist and choreographer Jacob Tamata (The Dutchess of the House of COVEN)
Featuring: Cypris Afakasi, Falencie Filipo, Akashi Fisi’inaua, Gabriel Halatoa, Moe Laga. With lighting and stage design by Ralph Brown, Sound design by Jermaine Dean, Wardrobe design by Molana Sutton and Logan Collis.
This project is brought to you with support by Pacific Dance New Zealand.
BIONICA will premier at the 2018 Pacific Dance Festival at Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku. This one night season will sell out fast so be sure to secure your tickets at eventfinda.co.nz. For media enquiries contact Tanu Gago at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by COVEN
Directed by Jacob Tamata
PACIFIC DANCE FESTIVAL 2018
7:00PM – 8:00PM | Thursday 21 June 2018
Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue,
Mangere, Auckland 2022
Coven is a spatial-activation performance art group hailing from the rich, dark caves of feminine wisdom. Through celebratory party rituals and the sweat of their dancing chocolate bodies, Coven destroys the stiff colonial tones that persist on being present in all majoritarian spaces.