Free NZ Dance Week Activities at the Hannah

MONDAY, 24 April

6.00 - 7.00pm - Open Ballet Class. Calling adults and teenagers, join us to do class on stage at the Hannah Playhouse - dance and watch some demonstrations. Teacher: Kathiy Watson

 7.00 - 7.30pm - Dance Talk: Adults Dancing. A relaxed talk about....who does ballet, what are their reasons, how adults learn compared with children, where can you find classes, and how the world of adult ballet is developing generally

7.30pm - 8.30pm - Open rehearsal with JDK Crew, followed by a Dance Talk: Q&A with JDK Crew. JDK are a mixed ability hip hop dance crew.


6.00 - 7.00pm - Student class, with teenage students from Tarrant Dance Studio

7.00 - 7.30pm - Sylphides performance by Tarrant Dance Studio students

7.30 - 8.00pm - Dance Talk: Youth Dance Forum led by Deirdre Tarrant

THURSDAY, 27 April

6.00 - 6.30pm - Intuition: ‘an attempt at sense’, performance by Eddie Elliot & Kosta Bogoievski 

Intuition, perhaps the first obvious tool inside a creative exploration, but is there a pattern to our intuition? At times it feels so, how then can we really explore this? There is suspicion in intuition… In this short development gut feeling is the only choice to take, intuition becomes construction. Nice obvious qualities are explored as movers within this word, intuition invokes something instinctive, and there is speed and desire to understand. 

6.30 - 7.00pm - Dance Talk: led by Eddie Elliott

7.00 - 7.30pm - Tiki Taane Mahuta showing

7.30 - 8.00pm - Dance Talk: led by Tanemahuta Gray

FRIDAY, 28 April

1.00pm - 3.00pm - Footnote New Zealand class and rehearsal, get an insider view into the workings of a contemporary dance company.

6.30pm - 7.00pm - Dance Talk - The Rebel Pink pre-show forum. Hear about the show and have a chance to ask your questions. 

7.30pm - 8.30pm - The Rebel Pink performance

SUNDAY, 30 April

5.00 - 6.30pm - New Zealand Dance Week closing party. Hosted by DANZ

For further details

Contact DANZ (Dance Aotearoa New Zealand) on phone: 04 801-9885 or email Linda on

The Hannah Bar will be open in and around these events, so come and make yourself comfortable; have a glass of wine or Nespresso coffee. Bar food is available.