The annual New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) Choreographic Season has been a highly anticipated addition to the capital city’s arts calendar for decades. This year’s season, Meraki, showcases the talent and accomplished artistry of the New Zealand School of Dance students as emerging artists. 

Known for their innovative technical approach, the students present a compilation of short works connected by a common thematic thread – the creation of art imbued with something of the creator’s essence…something of the creator’s self.

Meraki | {verb} Greek. [may-rah-kee]:To do something with soul, creativity or love. To put something of yourself into your work.

Working under the mentorship of NZSD contemporary dance tutor Holly Newsome, who herself is a graduate of the School and the Creative Director of dance company Discotheque, the contemporary dance students collaborate to piece their own short works together into a longer dance performance for audiences to enjoy.

Expect to see a diverse range of themes explored through movement, with a consistent thematic shift from work to work.  Performances are nothing short of inquisitive, fascinating, exciting and beautiful.

The 2021 season is to be performed at BATS! Theatre – one of Wellington’s iconic performance venues.  It’s the first time in over 20 years that the season is to be performed outside of Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre in Newtown.