Welcome to Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust's new season of site-specific contemporary dance created for the Italian Renaissance Garden by choreographer Marie Hermo Jensen. We invite you to experience an unfolding, an expression of growth and change. Witness moments of evocative movement performed by local contemporary dancers as part of the Hamilton Gardens Summer Festival. Read more here.

None of Dem

The choreography 'None of Dem' by Marie Hermo Jensen, stellaris dance nz, premieres Friday 20th of September under St. Peter's Dance Showcase in Cambridge, New Zealand. Students from Expressions Dance Group at St. Peter's School dance in the choreography.



Delighting your senses with a visual, moving feast of dance is the aim of 'Bliss', a new contemporary dance made specifically for the Indian Char Bagh Garden by local choreographer Karen Barbour. Expressive movement, designer costumes and contemporary music meld with the sounds, colours, scents and design of the garden. This dance offers a moment of bliss in everyday life.

Choreography: Karen Barbour
Dancers: Patti Mitchley, Marie Hermo Jensen, Catarina Laschke and Helene Burgstaller.

Producer: Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust

Indian Char Bagh Garden, Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, Hamilton, New Zealand
22 February 2013, 6 p.m.
23 February 2013, 11 a.m and 6 p.m.
24 February 2013, 11 a.m and 6 p.m.
Cancelled if wet

This is a ticketed event due to venue capacity. Tickets are free.
Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival website


Four dance artists meet to explore movement material in relation to the theme ‘echo’, seen through the eyes of two cultures, Norwegian and Kiwi.
Poster Echo jpeg

Te Pahu Hall, Te Pahu
Friday 18th of January 7 p.m.
Free entry. Children welcome

Choreography: Solveig Leinan-Hermo
Dancers: Karen Barbour, Patti Mitchley and Marie Hermo Jensen

This work is a collaboration between stellaris dance nz, Stellaris DansTeater and Waikato Contemporary Dance Project Trust.

Supported by Waipa District Creative Communities Scheme and Arts Council Norway.

You are here

Marie Hermo Jensen visited Whaingaroa Youth Movement Tuesday and Thursday to rehearsal direct. This is going to be a fantastic production, so if you are in Raglan next week, make sure not to miss it.

Whaingaroa Youth Movement presents:
You are here


You are here is a moving, breathing, mind-map. It’s about the places we go without leaving home. It's finding your way through missing, wishing and wanting, when influence and pressure are pointing the way. When all along, the destination is
here and now. Join us in a secret garden, discover crazy
scarecrows, puriri moth and birds in flight.

This project honors ten years of dance making, our mentors, creative contributors, dancers and all the connections we have made and the memories we keep with us.

Whaingaroa Youth Movement (est. 2003) is a children’s community dance group.
We are about being together; to dance, create, and explore ideas collectively. Our performance work is about who we are, where we live and how we see the world.

Where: Raglan Town Hall, Bow St, Raglan
When: Dec 15 & 16, Saturday 2pm & 7pm, Sunday 2pm
Cost: Adults $8 Children $5 (Door Sales Only)

Proudly supported by: Creative Communities - Waikato District Council