Te Wheke

@ Regent Theatre

Show Information

Te Wheke

Aotearoa New Zealand

Eight dimensions of the human experience

Drawing from their rich dance whakapapa and inspired by the hauora model of Dr. Rangimarie Rose Pere, Te Wheke draws on the symbolism of the eight tentacles of the mighty Octopus to explore eight dimensions of the human experience.

Solo and ensemble movement expressions occur within a sleek shapeshifting world of floating black silk. Layers of symbolism emanate through accomplished patterns of video design, mesmeric soundscapes and subtle shimmering garments with reflective lighting enhancing the moments of darkness and light.

“Te Wheke represents the legacy of the many artists who have contributed to Atamira over the years and holds all the hallmarks of what has made our mahi so integral to the dance landscape of Tāmaki Makaurau” says founding member and Artistic Director, Jack Gray.

Prices

WEDNEDAY 19 OCTOBER 2022, 7.00PM

Adult: $15.00 + booking fees

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Tickets

House Information

Accessibility

We pride ourselves on being one of the most accessible venues in the city. We have flat access through our main doors and staff are more than happy to help with the doors if needed.

Taxis can drop off and pick up patrons from outside these doors and we can order a taxi for you after the show. There are accessible toilets on the lower level and a roomy lift provides access both to these facilities and to the Stalls seating.

Seats in the Circle are accessed via several flights of stairs so we recommend patrons with mobility difficulties book seats in the Stalls.

We have seven dedicated wheelchair spaces.

We also have opera glasses available for hire for $5 at the Box Office – just ask when you come in. We encourage our patrons to discuss their needs with us so we can ensure they enjoy the show.

Bar Service

Our bars have a selection of New Zealand wines and beers as well as juices, water, light snacks and ice creams. The bars will be closed five minutes before the show’s published start time.

Theatre Etiquette

People come to the Regent Theatre to have a great night out. So everyone has a good time, we ask all our patrons to be courteous to those around them.

  • Please turn off all your electronic devices before you come into the auditorium.
  • If you have taken snacks from our bar back to your seat, try not to rustle when the house lights go down.
  • If you are late to a show, get comfortable in our bar area until we can turn the house lights back on so you can find your seat.
  • Camera flashes occasionally make performers stumble – over their lines or their feet – so we prefer that you don’t use flash (or any other) photography.
  • Please keep your feet on the floor – someone counting the beat on the back of your seat can be distracting.
  • Dancing in the aisles sounds like fun but it might make our Circle collapse. If you really need to dance (and it’s the right sort of show), please book seats in the Stalls or make your way out to the foyer.
  • We encourage you to introduce your children to the arts, but please also teach them to watch and listen quietly and peacefully.

17 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016
Otago, New Zealand

PO Box 5036, Dunedin, 9058

@regentdunedin

@regentdunedin

Mon-Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm
Box office is also open one hour before shows