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An adaptation of the feats and histories of three eponymous East Coast ancestors - Taua-i-te-rangi, Mahaki-ewe-karoro and Hauiti. This musical is written by the Tuari family. Namely Ani-Piki, Tatana, Tame-Hoake and Hamiora - multi-faceted practitioners with numerous talents that overlap into creative fields such as Kapa Haka, Theatre, Mau Rākau, Music, Visual Arts, Education and bilingual composition work.
Exploring the potential space between the act of ‘tukutuku’ (working with another being to form patterns that hold meaning, history and story) and to ‘tuku’ (to shed and let go of burdensome energy, allowing space for renewal and something fresh to enter and grow). A powerful solo performance by actor, director, and mother Ngapaki Moetara, devised in collaboration with directors Jade Eriksen and Teina Moetara.
Mozart Requiem, Opening Movement
The Gisborne Choral Society presents a sneak peek at music being prepared for a concert of movie music, in conjunction with the Civic Orchestra and Concert Band. It is one of the masterworks for choir and orchestra combined, and provided the dramatic soundtrack for movie Amadeus. Like many such works by great composers, it is a setting of traditional church music in Latin; yet it still grabs the modern secular audience - its long-lost but beautiful language gives it a multicultural timelessness. Musical Director, Gavin Maclean. Pianist, Coralie Hunter.
General Admission – Koha. All proceeds go direct to the artists.
Please note different show details:
10th October at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
12th October at Lawson Field Theatre
Tuku and Mozart Requiem, Opening Movement.