Dancing the Dead: A performed conversation


Choreographer Dancer Victoria Hunt
Writer Dramaturg Fiona Winning
photo Manuel Vason

Dancer Victoria Hunt grew up with little knowledge of her Maori heritage. In Dancing the Dead she recounts her visit to Tarawera Mountain, where she learnt of the loss of Hinemihi – the carved ancestral meeting house ‘acquired’ by the Earl of Onslow and shipped to England over a century ago. This conversation explores ideas of displacement, embodiment of the ancestral, and reclamation of Hinemihi.

Victoria will bring her Waka Huia (treasure container) to HINEMIHI ancestral meeting house in Surrey, England and perform DANCING THE DEAD

Previous Season Details


1 – 5 December
Inbetween Time Festival
Bristol, UK

26 November
at HINEMIHI ancestral meeting house
Surrey, UK

Saturday 13 November @ 7pm
Performance Space at CarriageWorks

Supported by:
Arts NSW, Australia Council for the Arts, Performance Space, University of Sydney, Critical Path and Arnolfini