`Amanaki Prescott-Faletau

`Amanaki Prescott-Faletau has been dancing since the day she could walk – from contemporary to voguing, she’s done it all. She is actively involved in the hip-hop dance scene, and has been a judge at the New Zealand Hip Hop Nationals. Choreography credits include: work for Lima Dance Productions and the Street Dance New Zealand National Championships (2011 Vogue Dance Crew).

She has also choreographed for Auckland Theatre Company’s Checkout Chicks, The Musical and Kila Kokonut Krew. `Amanaki is a key member of Fine Fatale, a transgender and gay dance company, and she was crowned Fresh Factor pageant winner in 2012.

Theatre credits include Teen Faggots Come To Life (2014 Pride Festival) and Victor Rodger’s award-winning Girl on a Corner (Auckland Fringe Festival). She was awarded the Best Newcomer Award at the 2014 Auckland Theatre Awards and she is a proud graduate of the Pacific Institute of Performing Arts.

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Talanoa: Four Pacific Plays is a timely collection from five playwrights who interweave Pacific languages with English.  Masters in the art of comedy and real-life theatre, these contemporary voices shine a light on the lives of Pacific peoples, their culture and identity in New Zealand.