Basement Theatre 2019 Matariki Season

Matariki ki tua o ngā Whetū

Mai anō i te ōrokohanga o te ao kua anga whakarunga te titiro ki te kimi mātauranga, māramatanga, whakaawenga hoki.

Kua whai tātou i te whānau marama i te mata o te pō e whakaatuhia mai ai ngā aituā, ngā karere, me ngā whakamārama. Kua whakapono tātou mā ngā whetū e whakaatu mai ō tātou māngari me te āhua o ngā rā kei te tū mai.

I tēnei tau, hei whakahōnore i taua kaupapa kua tuituia e mātou ētahi kōrero e mōhiotia whānuitia ana ngā mātāpono puta noa i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa hei whakanui i Ngā Mata o te Ariki; Te Whetū Tapu o te tau.

Since the beginning of time, we have looked to the heavens to find knowledge, understanding and inspiration.

We have navigated along the celestial bodies in the night sky and revealed many omens, messages, and meanings. We have believed that the stars foretold our fortune and future.

And this year to honour that, we have woven together stories with universal truths from across the Pacific to celebrate Ngā Mata o te Ariki; Te Whetū Tapu o te Tau - The Star of the Year.

Matariki; Mata Ariki; Matali’i; Mataliki; Matai’i; Mata’iki; Matari’i; Pleiades me Puanga.

Nā Whetu Silver Ngāpuhi Ngāti-Pakahi ki Whangaroa Kaiārahi

Shows on in our Matariki season: Aroha is A Māori: 2 - 6 July

Over My Dead Body: Little Black Bitch: 2 - 6 July

Inheritance: 9 - 13 July

Upu Mai whetu: Mea Fou: 9 - 13 July

Kōrero: Inter-Generational Hurt: Colonisation, Class and Coping: 11 July

My Own Darling: 10 - 12 July

Kai Tahi: 13 July

Human Library: 13 July