Pōneke Festival of Contemporary Dance 2024

01 - 07 July 2024 (Te Auaha, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington)

The Pōneke Festival of Contemporary Dance is a new initiative from Te Auaha and Footnote New Zealand Dance. We aim to increase the visibility and vibrancy of contemporary dance in Pōneke.

We want to support and bring together those who make and move, to strengthen the community and create a new platform for dance in Wellington.

The Pōneke Festival of Contemporary Dance comprises of several opportunities for artists in the first week of July 2024:
Residencies in the Te Auaha dance studios over one week with a small public showing
Performances of 2-3 night season in Tapere Nui of new or existing works
There will also be opportunities to kōrero, screen films and connect with the wider community so if you have an idea don’t be shy! Pitch it to us and we will see if we can help facilitate it.

Whether you’re a recent graduate, an emerging independent artist, a company, organisation, or a more established artist, you are encouraged to apply. These opportunities have early career artists and companies top-of-mind, but larger organisations may apply too. We acknowledge that it’s tough for everyone at the moment. If you have a cohort of like-minded artists in your life with whom you’d like to share studio or performance space, feel free to join forces and submit a group proposal.