Tereora College Year 13 student Tokorima Tangatakino (front left) will showcase her dance production tonight for the Turangavaevae Performing Arts. Dancers - Maiata Newnham (2nd left), Shalom Vunibaka and Hereatea Mapu. Back left: Daniel Akavi, Abel Matoka, Tony Robert and John Noovao. 22091406
The Tereora College Turangavaevae Performing Arts senior dance programme students are excited to showcase their talents in their own productions at the National Auditorium tonight.
The Level 3 students have put in five weeks of hard
work into composing their dance creations which will be assessed for the
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and is worth eight
Tokorima Tangatakino has created a contemporary hip hop
dance for her performance tonight. She was going through final rehearsals
“I’m feeling scared about tomorrow (tonight) and
nervous at the same time, but I’m hoping people will come along to watch our
The students are required to compose an item telling
their own story through dance.
Level 3 student Heinarii Tauira is looking forward to
tonight’s show although she was feeling a bit apprehensive about her own dance
The dance theme is focused on “Who we are” and “Where
we belong”. Each individual student composes and produces a dance performance
“I’m nervous, I think we all are. Everyone has put in
so much of their hard work to show their story so there will be exciting
performances for everyone to see,” said Tauira.
The Turangavaevae Performing Arts is led by Tereora’s senior
dance teacher Tupa Tupa.
Tonight’s dance show starting at 6.30pm will feature 18
performances. Public can witness the event for the very affordable price of $5 (entry
fee) while for primary school aged children, entry is free.