We invite you to journey with us. This is Kia Mau. In te reo Māori, kia mau is a call to hold fast. Kia Mau is about us all. Here. Now. Join us.
The contemporary Indigenous theatre and dance experience, Kia Mau Festival returns to Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui – Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.
In 2018, we are hosting Māori, Pasifika + First Nations artists and their companies, sharing work across the region from Porirua City to Wellington City to Lower Hutt City.
Now marking its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a creative celebration, helmed by Māori + Pasifika artists and built upon kaupapa Māori. Kia Mau Festival is an innovative experience for whānau, anau and communities of the Wellington region to engage with Tangata Whenua and international Indigenous artists from across Papatūānuku.