Nesian Dance Class with Julia

The Pacific Dance Artist in Residence program is an annual event that enables community to participate and experience a traditional art.

This event is fully booked.

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  • Sat, 12 Aug at 4PM
  • Sat, 19 Aug at 4PM
  • Sat, 26 Aug at 4PM
  • Sat, 2 Sep at 4PM
  • Sat, 9 Sep at 4PM
  • Sat, 16 Sep at 4PM
  • Sat, 30 Sep at 4PM
  • Sat, 7 Oct at 4PM

A high intensity ‘Nesian’ dance class designed for women to dance, laugh and learn. With movement drawn from different parts of the Pacific, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia this course focuses on developing strength and stamina.
Be prepared to learn about how women from the pacific move.

Julia Mageau teaches classes from ‘Sunameke Productions – 20 yrs Strong’.

This course is open to all levels of expertise.

What you will need: Water, towel, Pareu, laplap, i.e. lavalava, sarong
Cost: free
Adults : ( age - 10+)

Julia Mage’au Gray

Growing up in an environment which encouraged performance and a sense of pride in one’s heritage, Gray has spent her career spreading this ethos to the members of Sunameke, the performance group she co- founded in Adelaide in 1997. From its origins as a four-piece, Sunameke has since grown and changed in number and lineup and has spawned many productions which have been showcased in both Australia and New Zealand.Alongside her role as Artistic Director of Sunameke,

Gray has enjoyed other career highlights working with various other companies including Tracks
Dance Theatre, Drum Drum, ANU Pasifika Australia, NRL Education and Welfare, Moko
Ink and New Zealand Pacific Dance. Tours of the Pacific Islands and the United States
have exposed Gray to the global market on varying levels and continue to form the
way she works today.

Julia Mage’au Gray

Julia Mage’au Gray

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board