KA TITO AU

6-12 JUNE, FREE EVENT

Kupe, the great Pacific explorer and navigator, is the hero of this solo show by renowned poet and storyteller Apirana Taylor.

Legend has it that Kupe discovered Aotearoa after pursuing Te Wheke-a-Muturangi, a giant octopus that was endangering his people’s fishing grounds in the Pacific. This is an enchanting tale of Kupe’s many exploits.

Ka tito au ki a Kupe
I sing to Kupe
te tangata nāna i hoehoea te moana
the man who crossed the sea
te tangata i tope tope te whenua
the man who settled this land

A masterful piece of storytelling featuring choreography by Teokotai Paitai and costume by Wai Mihinui. Originally commissioned by New Zealand Festival. Presented by arrangement by Playmarket.

Written by Apirana Taylor
Directed by Murray Lynch
Performed by Tola Newbery

6 JUNE, 4PM
TE HAUKĀINGA, 274 TARANAKI STREET, WELLINGTON
7 JUNE, 7PM
TE MARAE, TE PAPA, 55 CABLE STREET, WELLINGTON
8 JUNE, 6PM
PĀTAKA MUSEUM, 17 PARUMOANA STREET, PORIRUA
10 JUNE, 7PM
MĀORILAND HUB, 68 MAIN STREET, ŌTAKI
11 JUNE, 7PM
ST. PETERS VILLAGE HALL, BEACH ROAD, PAEKĀKĀRIKI
12 JUNE, 6:30PM
THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM, 45 LAINGS ROAD, LOWER HUTT

Free event.