Metro Māori Productions LTD
Ka tangi te Tītī, ka tangi te Kākā, ka tangi hoki ko ēnei Pīpī Paopao! Tihei māuri ora!
Pīpī Paopao is a performance for tamariki aged three to five years old – and their adults – which adopts the unique characteristics of our Manu Rangatira (noble birdlife) through waiata and play.
Pīpī Paopao continues the Māori traditions of using proverbs and metaphors of the natural world to teach and prepare our own little hatchlings; so they too may flourish and fly into a world of their own.
So whether you’re fluent in Te Reo Māori or your journey is only beginning, come and explore the beauty of a language that echoes the sounds of Te Taiao (nature).
The Tītī chatters, the Kākā cackles, and the Kererū coos – which Manu are you?
Credits and Acknowledgements
Creator/ Performer: Rutene Spooner
Musical Director: Bray Jeffery
Dramaturge/Director: Miriama McDowell
Production Partner: Pilot Productions Ltd
Costumes: Te Ura Hoskins
Mātanga Reo: Ani Piki Tuari
Workshop Design Consultant: Owen McCarthy
Wokshop Producer: Awhimai Fraser
Artwork: Ariki Arts
Photography: LK Creative
Gabriel Vincent, Kate McGill, Matariki Whatarau, Evoke Audio, Celeste De Freitas, Tim Carlson, Maka Pōhatu, Tuakoi Ohia, James Tito
Made with the support of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa’