Meremere

Kabuku Pr | 12-Jul-2022
“This autobiographical, multi-disciplinary and life-affirming survival story drew the cheering opening night audience to its feet.” - Dominion Post
Venue: The Studio, Sydney Opera House
Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
Date: 25 - 27 August
Time: Thursday 25 August: 6pm, Friday 26 August: 6pm, Saturday 27 August 2pm & 6pm
Ticket: From $35.00 & $8.50 Booking Fee
Web: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/first-nations/2022/meremere.html
EMail: infodesk@sydneyoperahouse.com
Call: 02 9250 7111
Meremere
The Sydney Opera House First Nations program curated by Beau James presents Meremere, an award-winning multi-artform performance documentary from dancer Rodney Bell Ngāti Maniapoto (Aotearoa) will be presented from 25 – 27 August in the Studio.

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. Meremere was developed in collaboration with director Malia Johnston’s performance design company Movement of the Human (MOTH). There will be an AUSLAN performance at 6pm, Friday 26 August and the performance on Saturday 27 August at 2pm will be relaxed.

Sydney Opera House Head of First Nations Programming, Beau James, says: “Rodney Bell Ngāti Maniapoto is a masterful storyteller whose autobiographical work Meremere is uplifting and inspiring and has his culture at its heart."

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