There is a constant need for indigenous and children of diaspora in Oceania to tell our own stories.
Aotearoa has experienced massive growth and popularity of spoken word poetry as young poets take to writing and sharing their own stories.
However, there exists an extensive wealth of literature written by Pacific and Maori pioneers, left unspoken and unshared in performance spaces.
UPU MAI WHETŪ will revive the words, the upu, of the early stars of Maori and Pacific literature. Rediscover the way we came as we breathe the past into the present using our current Maori and Pacific stars of stage and screen.
Featuring Mia Blake, Nicola Kawana, Rawiri Paratene, Heto Ah Hi, Ana Corbett, Gaby Solomona, and Shimpal Lelisi.
This event is part of Matariki Festival, 30 June - 22 July, proudly hosted by Auckland Council in partnership with Te Kawerau a Maki. More info and updates on www.matarikifestival.org.nz and Facebook. #matarikifestival
Kua tāpiri tēnei whakaaturanga ki te ahurei o Matariki mai I te 30 o Pipiri ki 22 o Hōngongoi. He kaupapa rangapū te ahurei ki waenganui I Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau me te iwi manaaki o Te Kawerau a Maki. Tirohia te whārangi ipurangi, te whārangi pukamata hoki mō ngā whakamārama. Ko ngā pukapuka hōtaka e wātea ana mai i te Rāhina, te 11 o Pipiri.
- Date: 10 Jul - 14 Jul
- Time: 8:00PM
- Runtime: 55 minutes
- Venue: Theatre
- Price: $20 - $25
- Lock-out: Please arrive 15 minutes before show start time. Latecomers admitted into the theatre at Basement's discretion – no refunds will be given.
- Concession prices available to: Gold Card carriers, Equity members, Students - all with valid ID