Pa­cific dance res­i­dency

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Tuaine-Nurse Ta­marua Ro­bati is the 2014 Pa­cific Dance artist in res­i­dence.

The res­i­dency, which runs for two months, was made pos­si­ble by a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Pa­cific Dance New Zealand, Dance Aotearoa NZ, Pataka and Cre­ative New Zealand, plus the sup­port of the Porirua Cook Is­lands As­so­ci­a­tion

Ro­bati’s res­i­dency was launched by Cook Is­lands High Com­mis­sioner Tekaotiki Mat­apo at Pataka late last month.

The Pa­cific Dance arts res­i­dency is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and is in its fifth year.

Tuaine is fo­cus­ing his res­i­dency on teach­ing high school stu­dents from the Porirua area.

He will men­tor sev­eral young ap­pren­tices – Julien Lameka Ne­hemia (Meka), Te Hau Wini­tana and Ge­orge Teinakore Ge­orge, grad­u­ates of Whi­tireia and pre­vi­ously tu­tored by Tuaine.

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