Inclusive performance company Touch Compass and friends brought magic to Auckland's waterfront with an all-wheel illuminated parade to mark Matariki and celebrate diversity.
The free family event, InMotion Matariki, was part of Auckland Council’s Matariki Festival in July in 2018.
Parade-goers with and without disabilities enjoyed a series of performances as they travelled from the Wynyard Quarter to Queens Wharf.
IHC Foundation contributed $25,000 towards the costs of supporting performers and audience members with intellectual disabilities. Performances included works from community and youth groups, the opening production in Silo Park, and a number of sensory art installations for parade-goers.
InMotion Matariki will run for the third time in July 2019. As well, the Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Agency has included InMotion Matariki in their new Winter Festival for 2019.
Touch Compass plans to continue developing the event, and looks forward to more input from stakeholders in the intellectual disability community.