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
TE HAUKĀINGA, 274 TARANAKI STREET, WELLINGTON
TE MARAE, TE PAPA, 55 CABLE STREET, WELLINGTON
PĀTAKA MUSEUM, 17 PARUMOANA STREET, PORIRUA
MĀORILAND HUB, 68 MAIN STREET, ŌTAKI
ST. PETERS VILLAGE HALL, BEACH ROAD, PAEKĀKĀRIKI
THE DOWSE ART MUSEUM, 45 LAINGS ROAD, LOWER HUTT
The Wednesday 12 June performance of Ka Tito Au at The Dowse Art Museum will include a touch tour at 5:30PM. Below are some introductory notes to give an idea of what to expect at Ka Tito Au.