Manaaki Movement

Monday, April 8, 2024
7:30 - 8:30 p.m

Manaaki Movement is a gentle guided movement meditation. A space to check in with your body and provide self care through movement.Manaaki is to care for, protect and show generosity towards others. This workshop invites us to explore movements that reflect Manaaki, Indigenous wisdoms, and the natural world. Through movement exploration and play, we are invited to deepen our connection to self, others & our environment.

Jade Whaanga is an Indigenous (Ngāti Rongomai Wāhine) Dance Artist (Director/Choreographer/Performer). Completing Masters in Dance Studies at The University of Auckland, Jade's research focuses on re-claiming the indigenous feminine body and healing historical trauma through dance as ritual. From 2016 till present she has built and maintained a relationship with Dancing Earth (an Indigenous contemporary dance creation company based in Ogaa Po Ogeh/New Mexico, USA), contributing as a performer in 4 cities, an administrator in Yelamu/San Francisco, and Assistant Director for Between Underground & Skyworld presented in 2019-20. Practitioner at various sites Jade delivers indigenous dance workshops, Hui Wāhine (women circles) and Hui Ringatoi (Creatives gatherings) as the Director of Nū Collective.



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