Meremere

An award-winning performance documentary from renowned dancer and performer Rodney Bell Ngāti Maniapoto

Performances & Gigs

Event Details

Category

Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Aug 25, 2022

Event Ends

Aug 27, 2022

Venue

The Studio - Sydney Opera House

Location

Bennelong Point Sydney NSW, Australia

An award-winning performance documentary from renowned dancer and performer Rodney Bell Ngāti Maniapoto, drawing on his Maori culture and extraordinary life experience. This richly layered work marries speech, music, dance and technology.

 

Meremere draws on Bell’s Maori culture, creating a richly layered work of art through spoken word, music, dance and audio visuals. Known for his physically integrated performance, he was paralysed from the chest down following a motorbike accident 31 years ago, and then took to the stage where his wheelchair became a fluid extension of his body.

 

Bell reveals his journey from principal dancer in California’s AXIS Dance Company, to a devastating period of homelessness on the streets of San Francisco.


For more information visit https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/first-nations/2022/meremere.html#