Saturday 11th November 6pm - 8pm 

Sheffield and online

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A reading of a new piece performed by classically trained internationally recognised Contemporary Somatic (Soul) Dancer Naomi Marama Moon, NEU|RON deals with ontogenetic* identity and belonging stories held in the cells.

Its resolution theatre of and for a place for the global majority to be visible and celebrate the ' of -ness' of theatre environments as they've always been 'Tonae Pon Rane'* 'Let your neurology go free and Reign'. 

*Ontogenetic means having a relationship to your environment that is connected to your heritage and the environments heritage.

*'Tonae Pon Rane' is Roman: 'Tonae', Celtic: 'Pon', Te Reo Maori: 'Rane'. It translates as: A day of celebration where the masculine and feminine elements become non binary so that all lifeforms may reign / be regal.

Traditionally held in the entry point to cities, which end in 'ton', common ground trading points referenced as 'Stairways to Heaven' would host a gala / festival and or performance on the 29th of July of each Gregorian year. This marks the day that Naomi Moon Dance was formed by Naomi Marama and inspiration for NEU|RON, which was the 29th July 2022. 

Tonae Pon Rane is still observed in Naomi Marama Moon's birthplace Easton/ Stapelton, Bristol, UK.


Dancer/Director/Choreographer: Naomi Marama Moon
Movement Director: Laura May AV Greenway and Greenway
Dance Artists:
Naomi Marama and guests
The Pattern Club
African Diaspora Talking Drum Music
Dance Master and Friends
Richard Davis
Thanks to Arts Council England, Theatre Bristol, Dance East, Dance City 

About this activity 

Event type: Reading

Age guidance: This activity is recommended for all ages.

Content warning: The artist will update the audience on any content warnings nearer the time. 

Duration: This activity is 60 minutes long. 

Interval: This activity does not have an interval. 

Pre/post event activity: This activity has a 30 minute post show discussion.

Tickets: Tickets cost £5 - £40 and are available to purchase through Eventbrite. Your ticket will also provide you with access to all online events.


All workshops and performances in the Social Model…& More Festival will include:

  • In person BSL interpretation 

  • In person level access and accessible toilets 

  • In person dedicated calm room

  • The option to attend online

  • Online performances will include BSL interpretation and captioning. 

Access at Theatre Deli Sheffield

Access at Theatre Deli’s Sheffield venue includes level access throughout, a dedicated calm room, a hearing loop and accessible toilets. If you have any specific access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please email [email protected]

Covid 19

Please note that we have taken the following precautions to protect audiences from the spread of Covid-19:

  • Reduced capacity for all in person events
  • Provided online options for all events
  • Encouraging audiences, artists and staff to wear masks to in person events if they are able to

Find out more about Naomi Moon Dance

Naomi Moon Dance, is a Sheffield-based company produced by Postcolonial Dance Artist Naomi Marama Moon whose work is rooted Black Caribbean Heritage, Tradition and and Storytelling from the perspective of a third generation born Black British Descendent at the intersection of 'Other'.

Instagram: @NaomiMoon13

The Social Model…& More Festival 

Taking place across Theatre Deli's Sheffield and London venues in November 2023, the festival, which has been curated by artist Caroline Mawer, explores new perspectives on disability and the relationship between disabled people and the world around them.

Find out more about The Social Model…& More Festival here

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