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Taane Mete – Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Koriki


Iwi – Ko Ngati Kahungunu ko Ngati Koriki – Kahukura ngā hapū.

Nga kanikani a Papatūānuku-movement of the earth is my way of expressing life. To experience a deeper connection to Wairua, revealing the ancient wisdom that is embedded in my DNA.  

With a dance career expanding 40 years, Taane is one of New Zealand’s most revered dancers and choreographers. Māori culture and the rich tapestry of Aotearoa influences his artistic palette allowing Mete to weave together profound work steeped in tradition from an Indigenous perspective. His collaborative art explores new territory to produce world class performance. Taane continues to evolve his own personal embodied practice inspired by dance and movement. He teaches from the place of moving the body with awareness and ease to create space.