A Dance Story Well Worth Seeing

We would love you to come along, either in Paekakariki or in Wellington at Te Whaea. We promise you an entertaining hour! Jan Bolwell

St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki

  • Saturday 17 June 30pm
  • Sunday 18 June 4.00pm

Also in Wellington (See below)

Plenty of talent

Jan Bolwell

Anything Jan Bolwell is involved in, is quality entertainment.

She describes her latest venture in these words: Mona Williams and I have been cooking up a new show with the help of our director Ralph McAllister.

Readers will be familiar with Ralph’s excellent book reviews for KIN and will know that he is man with many cultural interests and skills.

Jan has a wide range of talents being a playwright, actor and dance tutor.

Mona is a well known professional story teller who has often toured around Australasia.

Once upon a Dance

The hour long show tells the story of their dancing lives.

Apart from storytelling, Bolwell and Williams dance and sing and the work is richly illustrated with projected images of their lives.

There are lighter moments and humour, but also references to tough times. As Jan says Dance helps overcome these personal traumas.

Glowing reviews

This is the kind of show you should see if you love women, dance, politics, being alive, New Zealand, rebellion, music, strength, history, stories – if you thrive on being part of the world around you and embracing everything it throws at you, you’ll find something that resonates.’

Theatreview 20/3/18

‘These are two very strong, brave, life mature women. They come from such different cultural backgrounds and have both faced fierce adversity. This production tells those stories with depth, humour, generosity, honesty and joy.’

Theatreview 14/3/18

Show times

St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki

  • Saturday 17 June 30pm
  • Sunday 18 June 4.00pm

Te Whaea National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington 

  • Friday 22 June 7.30pm
  • Saturday 23 June 4.00pm
  • Sunday 24 June 4.00pm


  • $25/$20
  • eventfinda.co.nz
  • Door sales – cash only




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