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Award-winning haka dance theatre company, Hawaiki TŪ evolves their evocative and revered work Taurite and brings it to the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre for three performances only.

Developed in partnership with Auckland Live, Taurite wowed audiences in 2020 at Auckland Live Fringe Town, where it scooped top awards including ‘Pick of the Fringe’, ‘Best Dance’, and Auckland Arts Festival’s ‘Best of the Fringe’.

Later that year an innovative live-streamed performance from the Auckland Town Hall attracted viewers from around the globe.

A powerful, beautiful, and spiritual performance Taurite embodies the pursuit of balance and duality. Transporting the senses through its vital and ritualistic performance invoking taonga tuku iho (treasures of traditional heritage), Taurite is steeped in ancestral roots, the mana of regeneration and ihirangaranga (vibrations felt in waiata and performance expression). This is a celebration of indigenous physical expressions of kapa haka and Māori dance.

Led by kaitiaki/artistic director Kura Te Ua (Taurite, Autaia, Te Waka Huia), Hawaiki TŪ seamlessly fuses Māori performance theatre with contemporary dance, bringing into the work a stellar line-up of New Zealand’s finest mātanga (creative experts) including Rereata Makiha (Maramataka Māori), Neil Ieremia (Artistic Director Black Grace), Eds Eramiha (Vegas, Hawaiki TŪ). Paddy Free (Pitch Black), Louise Potiki Bryant (Atamira Dance Company), and Te Kohe Tuhaka (Deadlands). A full line of creatives and dancers can be found below – be prepared to be wowed.

Taurite is a tour-de-force, unique to Aotearoa New Zealand and our creative spirit. We recommend you secure tickets as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out.

Hawaiki TŪ acknowledges the generous support of Creative New Zealand and Auckland Live.

Anei te tira taiea whare tapere o Hawaiki TŪ, he rōpū whakaari ihorei, me tā rātou mahi whakahīato, maruwehi a Taurite. Kei te mauria mai ki te whaitua rēhia o Kiri Te Kanawa, Aotea Centre mō ngā whakaari e whā.

He mea whakawhanake e rāua ko Auckland Live. Ii te tau 2020 i whakamīharotia i te hunga mātakitaki ki Auckland Live Fringe Town, ki reira i hao ake ai i ngā tino tohu pēnei i te ‘Pick of the Fringe’, me te ‘Best Dance’ tae atu ki tā Auckland Arts Festival ‘Best of the Fringe’.

I te whiore o taua tau, i pāpāho mataorangia te whakaari i te Auckland Town Hall hei whakapoapoa mai i te hunga mātakitaki huri noa i te ao.

He whakaari kaha, ataahua, he whakaari whakaoho wairua. Ka whakatinana a Taurite i te whāinga o te tauritetanga me te tōruatanga. He Whakaari e tō ai i a koe, e whakakipakipa ana i ngā parangēki katoa ki roto i tētahi whakaari e whakaoho ai i ngā taonga tuku iho. Muia katoa a Taurite i ngā kōrero tuku iho me te mana o te whakahaumanutanga me te ihirangaranga (arā, ngā ngateri ka rangona i ngā waiata me ngā haka), ā, ka whakaoho ngā tairongo mā roto i ngā whakaari tikanga pure me te whakamahi i ngā taonga tuku iho. He whakanui tēnei i ngā mahi o te rēhia me te kapa haka.

He mea ārahi nā te kaitiaki/ringatohu toi Kura Te Ua (Taurite, Autaia, Te Waka Huia), e hono ana a Hawaiki TŪ i ngā mahi whakaari Māori ki te kanikani ōnaianei, mā te whakakao mai i ngā tino mātanga o Aotearoa pērā i a Rereata Makiha (Maramataka Māori) rātou ko Neil Ieremia (Ringatohu toi o Black Grace), ko Eds Eramiha (Vegas, Hawaiki TŪ) ko Paddy Free (Pitch Black), ko Louise Potiki Bryant (Atamira Dance Company), ko Te Kohe Tuhaka (Deadlands). Kei raro iho nei ngā kōrero katoa mō te hunga auaha me te hunga kanikani – kia rite mai kia hāmama mai te whare!

He tino mana te whakaari Taurite, he whakaaturanga ahurei o Aotearoa me tō tātou wairua auaha.

E tūtohu nei mātou kia tere hoko tīkiti koe kia kore ai koe e mahue.

E mihi nui atu ana a Hawaiki TŪ ki te taunaki tino nui a Creative New Zealand me Auckland Live.

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