Te Kārohirohi: The Light Dances is a dance work by Louise Pōtiki-Bryant in collaboration with Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal. The video below shows extracts of the work performed in its first form on the 6th of February 2010 as part of our whare tapere at Waimangō, Wharekawa, Hauraki. The work is based upon the story of Tānerore and Hineruhi, mythical paragons of dance in the whare tapere tradition. The dance of Tānerore is the quivering of air on a hot day and the dance of Hineruhi is the sparkle light that rises when sunlight hits the morning dew. The structure of the piece follows iwi creation traditions concerning the emergence of light from dark, of something from nothing, of separateness and duality from a primordial unity. The video shows extracts of the piece which remains in development. We plan to present a more developed version of the piece in 2011. (c) Ōrotokare: Art, Story, Motion Trust 2010. No copying permitted in any form.