United Samba Schools of NZ, team up with the Wellington Community Choir to perform a range of songs from different parts of Brazil, featuring amazing Brazilian songstress: Alda Rezende.
CubaDupa and Wellington Community Choir go together, like lemon and honey, lime an’ de coconut
More than 250 performers will conglomerate at the Wellington Airport Swan Stage, to deliver a range of styles; from Marcha-rancho to Afoxe and Afro Samba. Darryn Sigley, Julian Raphael and Alda, have carefully selected songs to create a unique Carnival atmosphere reminiscent of Rio, Belo Horizonte or Salvador da Bahia. CubaDupa Carnival! Vamos lá!
Want to dance? Well now you can give it a go.
Join the crew at FEET with Heat with classes in Lindy Hop Swing and the cheeky Cha Cha Cha.
Two of the most popular vibrant styles around the world, with music to match.
Not sure what these are have a look at our you tube clips
Classes during CubaDupa weekend
Saturday 24th March 2018
Beginner Swing (Lindy Hop) from 2-3:30pm
and Beginner Latin (Cha Cha Cha) 4-5:30pm.
No experience necessary and neither is a partner.
Come along have fun, meet new people, keep fit, try something new.
$25 per single class, $40 for both classes
Interactive site-specific installation at the Wellington Chocolate Factory
Welcome to a world where the food of the gods is traced to far away places and long forgotten secrets. Java Dance Theatre brings you a collaboration with the Wellington Chocolate Factory and the beginning of a journey into the gooey centre of bittersweet dark chocolate. Enjoy a stolen moment with Java Dance Theatre in this site-specific interaction for Cubadupa.
Drop by the Wellington Chocolate Factory anytime between 10am-4pm Saturday 24th & 11am-4pm Sunday 25th March and discover the magic of Handmade.
We’re not just here to clown around. Watch our circus students in training throughout the afternoon and marvel at their strength, poise and entertaining antics. located inTaurima 1, Taurima 2,Ground Floor, Te Auaha
Warm up in the studio with our tutors and then dance out into the street for a night of shaking your groove thing to the music all around. An open class with our Commercial Dance tutor for up to 30 participants, first come first served so arrive promptly!
Level 5, Te Auaha, rooms Faiva 1, Faiva 2
Learn some sweet Māori, Cook Islands, and Samoan traditional dance moves with our Performing Arts tutors. An open class for up to 30 participants, first come first served so arrive promptly!
Level 5, Te Auaha rooms Faiva 1, Faiva 2
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or keen to perfect your skills, we’ll have you ready for your next HipHop battle in no time. An open class with our Commercial Dance tutor for up to 30 participants, first come first served so arrive promptly!
located at Level 5, Te Auaha rooms Faiva 1, Faiva 2
The vibrant art of flamenco dance, song and guitar has attracted fans from around the world.
But how do local people in countries far from Spain, ever get the chance to actually perform with real Spanish flamenco artists?
Spanish Dancer Isabel Rivera offers that opportunity wherever she performs, combining local and Spanish artists in concert.
Finding value and support in local talent, Rivera thrives on the opportunity to explore fresh artistic possibilities, while providing a genuine Spanish experience for all involved.
Chloe Loftus brings her quirky and original work, Out of the Blue, to CubaDupa 2018 with incredible design by Jared Haley and Sanit Klamchanuan.
A shoal of sea warriors appear in the streets to capture your attention and imagination. Charged with rhythmic beats, ethereal yet powerful, the ghostly warriors speak of the importance of kaitiakitanga, guardianship of the environment.
Loftus has toured work internationally to critical acclaim for over a decade. Inspired to create vibrant choreographic work that engages new audiences with dance theatre she creates eye-catching, daring and beautiful productions with both playful and thought-provoking narratives.
The Wellington School of Music’s Big Band, directed by Rodger Fox is comprised of the top jazz musicians in Wellington under the age of 25. Expect big noise and big movement, with an exciting swing component to this exciting performance.
Le Dance join forces with the Wellington City Concert Band and choreographer Sacha Copland, to bring you an explosion of live music and dance. Hoedowns, body percussion, partnering and pure joy will lead you from the intersection of Ghuznee and Cuba through the secrets of Eva Street and beyond. It’s time for toes to tap, shoulders to shimmy and hips to swing.
The fire ignites from within, as Koffie Fugah and Kadodo Drum and Dance take you on a journey into traditional West African rhythms.
From the Volta region of Ghana, Koffie has brought Africa to New Zealand.
This is your chance to feel, to dance, to be free and unified with all and everything around you. One heartbeat, together in time.
The journey is about to begin, so join us for these enthusiastic and gut-grabbing rhythms!
Drawing influence from sideshow,music hall and vaudeville this exciting duo will charm and entertain you with their percussive dance, one man band, dueling banjos and twirling brooms as they take you back to an era where live entertainment was king.