Date: April 14, 2021
Time: 6pm
Venue: Bannockburn Hall
Ticket Details: $40
Duration: 60 minutes

Date: April 18, 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre
Ticket Details: $50/ $45/$40
Duration: 60 minutes



Rodney Bell and Jol Mulholland

Directed by Malia Johnston (Movement of the Human – MOTH)


Meremere is a powerful, engaging work from an exceptional dancer, Rodney Bell | Ngāti Maniapoto. It’s a survival story that focuses on Rodney’s time living rough on the streets of San Francisco. A courageous response to an incredible series of life events; an inspirational performance with live music from the equally exceptional artist, Jol Mulholland.


A critically acclaimed dancer and performer, Rodney is renowned for his physically integrated performance. In 2007, Rodney joined AXIS Dance Company (USA) as principal dancer for five years.  Before his return home, Rodney experienced a period of homelessness on the streets of San Francisco: a life changing experience that inspired the creation of Meremere. The show has garnered a veritable bouquet of awards.


“This autobiographical, multi-disciplinary and life-affirming survival story drew the cheering opening night audience to its feet.” – Dominion Post


“Meremere is a complex work of art where design, AV and lighting play as significant a role as story-telling, music and dance.” NZ Herald, October 2019

Encounters with Rodney and Jol is at Bannockburn, where you can hear them dance and talk and play music and show how the performance is pieced together.

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