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Tama'ita'i - Female Showcase

When:

Thu 7 Dec 2017, 6:15pm–7:00pm

Where: PATAKA Art + Museum, Cnr Parumoana and Norrie St, Porirua - Mana, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Student/Senior: $15.00
  • 16 Years & Under: $5.00
  • 5 Years & Under: $0.00
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Listed by: lemoanalimited

The annual Measina Festival is a platform for Aotearoa's most talented Pacific Artists. Showcasing live theatre, music and dance.

For the very first time in Measina, we are thrilled to present an all-female choreography showcase by local artists Sophia Uele, Selina Alefosio and Jasmine Leota.

Tama’ita’i by Sophia Uele
Through the personal stories of five teenage girls, Tamaita’i explores the journey of finding inner strength during life’s trials and tribulations. Influenced by their mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunties, these young ladies express the importance of the maternal voice, sisterhood and kinship in helping them pull through some of their toughest times.

Lavelua by Selina Alefosio
In honour of my Grandpa Isitolo and his Tokelauan and Wallisian heritage, Lavelua (Wallisian for King) is a new development piece exploring Tokelau and Wallisian song and dance e.g Hiva Hahaka (traditional Tokelau dance), Tawhoe (paddle dance), Uvea Hiva Eke (Wallisian stick dance) and Whatele (Tokelau action song). Lavelua is my Aotearoa born interpretation of his life and how his value system was expressed and infused into the lives of my kaiga (family). My vision is to express the ‘male persona’ through dance to explore his perspective on fatherhood, duties of a husband, brother, son, and his progression towards earning an Toeaina (elder) status within our community.

Le Mau – Not Stuck by Jasmine Leota
“Le Mau-Not Stuck” Is a Contemporary Siva Samoa theatre piece, inspired by the Mau Movement that was led by Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III in the 1920’s. Accompanied by live musicianship that fuses traditional song with contemporary Pacifica movement. A show of resilience and faith that resonates and ties all cultures together.

For one night only, do not miss out on the opportunity to witness an evolution of Pacific heritage dance.

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