18 June | BATS Theatre, Wellington

Carve-Va: cypher series is a physical talanoa (exchange) between Street Style dancers while Kava is being served in the space – all are welcome to drink. With ceremony being embodied in tradition and in body, the ‘Carve-Va: cypher series’ invites audiences in to witness and feel the free-style physical offerings and talanoa between the Street Style dance artists, their body memory archive, our collective ceremonies and the Va that holds us all.

Creative Credits

Choreographers & Performers – Jahra Wasasala & Ooshcon Masseurs


18 June


BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace

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Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala is an award-winning cross-disciplinary artist of Fijian and NZ European descent. As an artist, she investigates her ancestral connections through performance activation, contemporary dance and poetry, and has toured nationally and internationally.

A graduate from NZ School of Dance, Connor has already taken his work around the globe. His contemporary solo Glitch was presented in Le Grand Theatre at Maison de la Culture de Tahiti. Connor co-created  Blueprint which won NZ Fringe Festival’s Tour-Ready Award taking it to San Diego and Mexico. He has represented his country in hip-hop performing with Company NZ, and performed with Manu Collective. He won New Zealand’s Most Outstanding male Hip Hop Dancer 2015 and made the finals of 2018 Fist of Fury.