Kai ‘n’ Kōrero

Academic Symposium

Sat 13 Feb




Kumutoto North Pavilion, Queens Wharf

Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


wheelchair accessible, join in, casual

Atamira Dance Company’s Jack Gray facilitates an interactive meal of fish ‘n chips and kōrero. The lunchtime event will address contemporary hot topics like mapping and whakapapa through creative interaction, play, and drawing—starring the ubiquitous kiwi chip wrapper.

RSVP is required and fish ‘n chips are provided. Registration is capped at forty participants and specific dietary requirements cannot be catered for. Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/kZQGN5ZXQSmMKDyN9

Please note, this event may be cancelled in the case of heavy rain.

Jack Gray (Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāt Kahungnu) is a Māori contemporary dancer, choreographer, teacher, facilitator and writer. He is a founding member and Artistic Director of Atamira Dance Company. Jack has worked on several international, interdisciplinary and intercultural projects, including Berkeley Dance Project, Cultural Informance Lab, Transformance Lab, I Moving Lab, Indigenous Dance Forum and more. His independent arts practice spans two decades and has taken him all over the world where he engages with Indigenous audiences & community centred spaces of learning, being and activation. Jack was a guest choreographer at UC Berkeley, a Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Riverside, Regents Lecturer at UC Los Angeles, and a visiting scholar and Spring Artist in Residence at Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University.

Curated by Melody Nixon in association with Victoria University's School of Languages and Cultures