Dancer was passionate about creative pursuits

TOM HUNT
Last updated 05:00 03/07/2014
 Estelamare Paulo Dos Santos
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ARTISTIC CAREER: Friends say Estelamare Paulo Dos Santos was a gifted dancer.

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The woman who died in a Hawke's Bay motorcycle accident this week was a dancer from Brazil who was learning te reo.

Estelamare Paulo Dos Santos, 46, of Haumoana, near Hastings, Hawke's Bay was named by police yesterday.

According to her website, the New Zealand resident worked as a choreographer, dancer and art educator and had a "profound commitment" to art and artistic research.

"[Santos] is perpetually challenging herself professionally, in a diverse selection of artistic centres, throughout the world. A gifted, soulful dancer herself, her ultimate passion is to bring a creative life to others."

Her work had taken her around the world and she spoke Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Italian.

She lived and studied in India during much of the 1990s, studying Indian dance and theatre, music and mythology.

In 2012 she completed a course in Steiner education in New Zealand and was, until her death, working as a researcher and teacher. She recently began learning te reo.

After news of her death, Neta Novaes wrote on Facebook of Santos as a departed "flower", remembered for her joy, love, strength and affection. "Dear friend. Bon voyage. Will be sorely missed."

The crash between Santos's motorcycle and a car happened at 7am on Monday on State Highway 2 at the Waitangi Bridge between Clive and Napier.

A northbound car had stopped to turn into Waitangi Reserve, police said. Santos was thought to have tried to overtake but lost control while trying to avoid an approaching car, with which she then collided.

She died at the scene, and the female driver of the car was taken to hospital in shock.

The crash caused big delays on the highway and on all arterial routes between Napier and Hastings and the expressway.

The police serious crash unit is investigating.

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