Be prepared to learn about how women from across our region move. A high intensity 'Nesian' dance class designed for women to dance, laugh and learn. With movement drawn from different parts of the pacific, (Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia) this class focuses on developing strength and stamina.
Classes are taught by Julia Mageau from 'Sunameke Productions, '.
and is open to all levels of expertise.
"Our class is challenging in the best of ways... It moves your body, your mind, your heart and shifts the way you see yourself". - Julia
Geaoiso | Season 8, 23 November - 20 December
focus - Tatatau
Learning a dance centred around the pride of wearing tatau.
Four Classes A Week
The classes each week will be LIVESTREAMED here on sunameke.com.
The classes remain online for the week in case the scheduling doesn't suit.
Class will also be available for those that use Zoom.
Attending the Ori Tahiti Training Courses from 2009 to 2014 at the Conservatoire artistique de la Polynésie française Te Fare Upa Rau in Papeete, Tahiti was life changing in the best of ways.
Achieving level six was one of the most challenging dance journeys and learning under Mamie Louise Kimitete and the many 'mana' full women at Te Fare Upa Rau was an absolute honour and privilege. So thankful to have heard, seen and felt the passion for Tahitian culture. Today I share the strength in being a woman that I came to appreciate whilst learning Ori Tahiti.
About the Tatatau Dance
Learning about marks / tatatau and dance and how they go together. We learn movement through three lens from Papua New Guinea to Samoa to Tahiti.
Pay for the course via PayPal or DD
Each season fee is NZD$65.
Payment for seasons will be due the Friday in the first week of each season.
Season Payment can be paid direct deposit to
New Zealand -
NAME: J M Gray
NAME: GRAY JULIA MAGEAU
Or Via paypal
Check the sunameke livestream,
or join me via zoom on:
Tuesday, 10am - 11am
Thursday, 10am - 11am
Friday, 10am - 11am
Sunday, 10am - 11am
(NZ - GMT+12)
JULIA MAGE'AU GRAY
BORN 1973, PORT MORESBY, CENTRAL PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
LIVES AND WORKS IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Julia Mage'au Gray is a dancer, choreographer, skin marker (tattooist), photographer and film-maker who is interested in exploring her Papuan and Mekeo heritage within an urban Australian and New Zealand context. Her performances frequently combine dance with evocative video narratives. Now based in Auckland, Gray co- founded the performance group Sunameke in 1997. Dress or adornment, including the marking of the body with tatu (tattoo), is often of particular significance in her performances and films.