The highlight of Atamira Dance Company's annual choreographic development season, HOU for 2013 is an adrenalin-saturated, crowd-pleasing dance by choreographer Nancy Wijohn which looks destined to become much-performed.

Running just over 14 minutes, and maintaining an aerobically punishing pace, Paarua Double Contact investigates moments of sporting competition and martial combat when split-second, instinctive decisions occur - and in particular those moments when the desire to win eclipses conscious thought.

Seven dancers in gym gear present a rolling series of situations in which their physical prowess is very much to the fore, driven along by music tracks such as Medication (Fearless Nightcrawler Mix), a mashed-up Hungarian Dance, and Jam the Box 69.

A second new work in progress, Cathy Livermore's Wai? takes on weighty issues to do with water rights under tino rangatiratanga.

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The programme also includes the company's signature Haka, choreographed by Moss Patterson; Huahua, an exciting new extract from Patterson's Moko; and Tumoana, a new section from choreographer Jack Gray's developing work Mitimiti.

HOU 2013
Where:
Corban Estate Arts Centre