61-69 Abel Smith St
Wellington, New Zealand 6010
HE HUIA KAIMANAWA
A poignant and potent synergy of movement, voice, spatial design and virtual technologies.
He whakaaroha, ā, he kōtuinga tairongo o te nukuhanga, o te reo, o te whaitua me ngā hangarau mariko.
He mea huataki e Bianca Hyslop, kaitito nekehanga, rāua ko Rowan Pierce, kaihoahoa, a He Huia Kaimanawa. He whakaari mataora e urupare ana i te maieatanga, te tūhuratanga me te whakamānawatanga o te Reo Māori.
Ka titiro whakamuri ki ō mua rā me te kauneke whakamua ki te āpōpō, ā, ka puea ake i te whakaari ēnei mea te rirohanga me te whakahokinga, waihoki, he whakanui i te mahi a te tini nāna i para te huarahi e ora tonu ai te Reo Rangatira.
A poignant and affecting synergy of movement, voice, spatial design and virtual technologies.
Initiated by choreographer Bianca Hyslop and designer Rowan Pierce, He Huia Kaimanawa is a live performance experience that responds to the resurfacing, reclaiming and honoring of Te Reo Māori.
Looking to the past as we move into the future, the work brings to light these stories of loss and reclamation while celebrating the work of the many who have carved the path for the ongoing revitalisation of Te Reo Rangatira.
Visually potent and experientially impactful, He Huia Kaimanawa is a visceral exploration of learning Te Reo Māori as second language learners.
Pōhutu is a masterfully crafted performance, a koha not just for Bianca Hyslop’s own whānau, her own grandmother, but one for all audiences who bear witness to it.
Co-Director / Choreographer: Bianca Hyslop
Co-Director/Designer: Rowan Pierce
Mātanga Matauranga Māori / Co-Devisor / Composer / Performer: Tūī Matira Ranapiri-Ransfield
Co-Devisor / Performer / Choreographic Mentorship: Kelly Nash
Co-Devisor / Performer: Nancy Wijohn
Co-Devisor / Performer: Samara Te Aniwa Reweti
Co-Devisor / Performer: Arohanui Watene
Te Whaea National Dance & Drama Centre
11 Hutchison Road
General Admission $35
Performance contains Haze, Strobe Lighting and Loud Noises.
Learn More About the Collective
Bianca Hyslop (Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Tūhourangi-Wāhiao) and award winning artist Rowan Pierce are practitioners at the forefront of their respective fields of contemporary dance/movement and performance design/live art.
Based in Aotearoa/New Zealand, both artists have extensive experience and have gained success working independently as well as with top performing arts companies in Aotearoa and abroad. Companies include Atamira Dance Company, Movement of The Human, New Zealand Dance Company, Okareka Dance Company and World of Wearable Arts.
This collaborative partnership is self-produced and together the pair create work that pushes beyond any one form of performing arts practice. Their work is an immersive performance experience that utilises various forms of storytelling including image, movement, sound, spatial/object design and beyond. This results in a universal performative language that defies genres and opens live performance experience to new and broader audiences.
Previewed in collaboration with Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Paraparaumu 2022
Premiered at Auckland Arts Festival 2023