Live Performance

Artspace Aotearoa is pleased to host Jahra Wasasala for an evening performance on the 15th of May.

Looking to movement and embodied practice as the active rupture between the performer and audience, Artspace Aotearoa is excited to present the work of a ground-breaking choreographer and movement visionary.

Jahra Wasasala is a world-builder, movement psychopomp and writer of realms of Viti/Fiji and Euro origin, based in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Within the Islands of Viti, she hails from the provinces of Ba and Macuata.

A student of mythology, her bloodline and deepens her ideations of ancestral attunement. Jahra utilises her training and specialisation within performance activation, various street dance style techniques and poetic/voice soundscape as a psychopomp for shape-shifting and storytelling through her public and personal embodiments.

Jahra’s solo and collective embodiment works have toured across Aotearoa, Australia, Hawai’i, New York, Berlin, Guahån and Canada. Jahra has created commissioned embodiments for institutions such as the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Aotearoa, The Banff Centre in Calgary, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Free and all welcome.


  • Free


  • Sat 15 May


  • 6:00 pm


  • Ground Floor, 292 Karangahape Road
  • Newton, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland