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Shel We? (New Zealand)


8 Apr - 23 Jun 2019

Short Synopsis

If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

- Shel Silverstein 

Inspired by the works of renowned American writer Shel Silverstein, Shel We? is an invitation.  An enchanting, playfully intriguing and visually stunning dance show.

Award winning choreographer Tupua Tigafua is a highly accomplished dancer and one of the most ingenious storytellers of this generation.  After an illustrious career dancing for some of Aotearoa’s creative elite - Black Grace, Mau and NZ Dance Company.  Tupua has masterfully created his own dance style.  This original artistic brilliance is now what we know as Shel We?


Reviews Feature

“Finesse, superb technical skills, experienced performers…the dance movements and choreography is assured, well-crafted and clever. Tigafua possesses a highly theatrical imagination and a liking for clearly-defined movement that uses the full-bodied energies of the male dancer” – Theatreview

"Shel We is rich with poetic imagery, derived from the work of Shel Silverstein, and there is a simplicity and thought-fullness in the staging of the choreography that makes it feel very much at home in this site“ - Theatreview 

Tupua Tigafua
Sean Macdonald, Jeremy Beck, Andy Faiaoga and Tofifailauga Misa
Availability Status
Available at short notice


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