Te Hau Tūtū Pop Up Festival at Kia Mau Festival 2019

Te Hau Tūtū Pop Up Festival is a festival within a festival which will take over Te Haukāinga for the first week of Kia Mau Festival 2019, activating the space with art, installations, classes, and stories. Featuring artists including Rob George, Miriama Grace-Smith, Izzy Joy, Chevron Hassett, and more.

Pop by and reinvigorate your hinengaro, tinana, and wairua too.

Te Akoranga Toro Tinana
Nā Kahurangi Bronsson-George. Mō te kaupapa hauora, i te tinana, i te hinengaro.
A stretching class for all, led in te reo Māori, focusing on fluidity of transitions between poses, finding comfort in them and having fun.

Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle. Limited to 15 places.

Kahurangi Bronsson-George is an Ōtautahi-born circus acrobat and musician, who has been performing and teaching for the past 12 years. His specialties are as a violinist and a contortionist, and he is equally able to teach in both, mainly teaching people to stretch and look after their bodies.

Go Back Into The Closet by Aatir Zaidi
A work in development reading.
Coming out can be tough… and so is family. What would you choose?

Aatir Zaidi is a writer, activist, and photographer in Auckland. He identifies as a queer Muslim. Aatir has been in New Zealand for over 9 years and studied Honours in Psychology from Massey University.

Dance in Development
A showcase of dance work in development by Te Rau Oriwa Mitchell (graduate of Whitireia Performing Arts), students from the New Zealand School of Dance, and recent graduate Laifa Ta’ala.

Ka Tito Au: Kupe’s Heroic Journey
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.

A masterful piece of storytelling featuring choreography by Teokotai Paitai and costume by Wai Mihinui. Full details here.

Witi’s Wāhine
A rehearsed reading of a new work by Nancy Brunning.
Emerging from his most cherished novels; guided by their sharpness of wit; keen powers of observation, and the foresight to bend the elements to their will, Nancy Brunning presents Witi’s Wāhine, a new show, that brings to the forefront the true stars of Ihimaera’s novels – the women who have shaped the male protagonist and the landscape of which fans of Witi’s novels wish to claim as their own. Hāpai Productions in partnership with Te Hā Trust will present a reading at Kia Mau Festival in the lead up to its premiere at the inaugural Te Tairawhiti Festival this October.

Yoga i te reo Māori
He mauri te reo Māori nō Aotearoa, mōu, mō tātou katoa. Let’s make Te Reo Māori essential for you, for all of us
Te ao Māori is being celebrated across all spaces in Aotearoa at the moment and the yoga mat is no different. Take some time to chill at the end of your first week of Kia Mau with a yoga session in te reo Māori.

Led by Jase Te Patu, winner of the Best Mind – Body Teacher at the NZ Exercise Awards 2018 and Local Hero – New Zealander Awards winner. Jase is co-owner of AWHI Yoga and Wellbeing and creator of M3 – Mindfulness for children. He will lead us through a beautiful vinyase flow, delivered 100% in te reo Māori.

Wear comfortable clothes, and bring a water bottle. Limited to 15 places.