The Haka Party Incident
By Katie Wolfe | Presented by Auckland Theatre Company
DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The last New Zealand war took place in Auckland in 1979. It lasted three minutes.
The Haka Party Incident, presented by Auckland Theatre Company, resurrects the eventful day when a group of University of Auckland engineering students rehearsing their annual tradition of a mock haka are confronted by the activist group, He Taua.
The incident sent ripples through the nation and changed race relations in New Zealand forever.
Award-winning The Haka Party Incident, returns after a sold-out premiere season.
Crafted by filmmaker and theatre director Katie Wolfe (The Mooncake and the Kumara, Waru, He Māngai Wāhine, Artefact), The Haka Party Incident is verbatim theatre that innovatively combines documentary and kapa haka to thrilling effect.
Provocative, resonant and unforgettable. A not-to-be-missed landmark theatre event.
- Original season co-presented by Auckland Arts Festival.
Performed in English and Te Reo Māori. Following the performance there will be a post-show talk.
*Incl 15min interval
- Acknowledgements: Original season co-presented by Auckland Arts Festival.