‘Me hoki whakamuri kia anga whakamua.’
Acclaimed te reo Māori production He Kura E Huna Ana is performing in Wellington for the first time in 2018.
Drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero, He Kura E Huna Ana tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura. When Tauranga Moana ancestor Waitaiki is abducted by the jealous taniwha Poutini, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to the depths of the Arahura River.
Returning to her papa kāinga on the anniversary of her family’s death, young Hine seeks consolation in the myths of the greenstone trail. Raised solely by her Taua, Hine battles the grief that left her tipuna transformed into pounamu.
He Kura E Huna Ana is written by Hōhepa Waitoa and directed by Nancy Brunning. Featuring Puawai Blossom Winterburn, Tanea Heke, Scotty Cotter, Nepia Takuira-Mita, Sheree Waitoa. This new work is produced by Taki Rua Productions.
Please note: He Kura E Huna Ana is recommended for ages 13+
Image Credit by Emily Brittenden, The Court Theatre
WELLINGTON SEASON | PUBLIC PERFORMANCE | BATS THEATRE
7PM | 12-16 JUNE 2018
2PM | 16 JUNE 2018
Performance duration: 90 minutes without interval.
Full Price $25 | Concession Price $18 | Group 6+ $17
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