From award-winning storyteller Apirana Taylor (Ka Tito Au), with translations by Materoa Haenga, the classic Ngā Manu Rōreka is a wonderful blend of te reo Māori and physical theatre, in which language-lovers and learners to share in the protagonists’ journey to regain connection and receive guidance from their ancestors.
Two students, struggling with their school studies, are inspired by their ancestors to find another way to impress their teachers and community: by entering a singing talent competition. When the students return to their home marae, they open a portal for their tīpuna to return from Hawaiki into their modern day lives. Their ancestors guide them to follow their talents and make the best decision of their lives.
Kaituhituhi (Writer) Apirana Taylor / Kaiwhakamāori (Script Translator) Materoa Haenga / Kaiwhakahaere (Director) Juanita Hepi
Kaiwhakaari (Actors) / Waimiria: Mapihi Kelland / Te Ao: Hosea Tuita’alili / Ramai: Amanda Noblett / Takimana: Ngahiriwa Rauhina
Kaiwhakahaere Atamira (Stage & Tour Manager) Austin Mather / Kaihoahoa Pae Whakaari (Set and Prop Designer) Rose Kirkup / Kaihoahoa Kahu Whakaari (Costume Designer) Cara-Louise Waretini / Kaihoahoa Oro (Sound Designer) Maaka McGregor / Kaiwhakaahua (Photographers) Taylor Terekia & Philip Merry / Ringatoi (Artist) Izzy Joy
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