Matariki for Tamariki Performance

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Date:

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Until:

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 01:00 pm

Venue:

Bruce Mason Centre
The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach
Auckland

Date:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 11:00 am

Until:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Venue:

Bruce Mason Centre
The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach
Auckland

Date:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 03:00 pm

Until:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 04:00 pm

Venue:

Bruce Mason Centre
The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach
Auckland

Date:

4 days ago, Fri 19 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Until:

4 days ago, Fri 19 Jul 2019, 01:00 pm

Venue:

Mangere Arts Centre
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere
Auckland

Date:

3 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 03:00 pm

Until:

3 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 04:00 pm

Venue:

Mangere Centre
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere
Auckland

Date:

3 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 06:30 pm

Until:

3 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 07:30 pm

Venue:

Mangere Centre
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere
Auckland

Category:

Children, Dance, Family, Maori

Accessibility:

Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking

Listed By:

The New Zealand Dance Company

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The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) presents the premiere season of Matariki for Tamariki (Ngā Tamariki o Ngā Mata Ariki) by accomplished New Zealand dancer and choreographer Sean MacDonald (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu), proudly a part of Auckland’s Matariki Festival.

A celebration for the whole family, Sean brings to life a world where a band of players, a group of friends, and a whānau travel throughout Aotearoa and its landscape of lush ngahere (forests), mighty maunga (mountains), and majestic moana (oceans), encountering the flora and fauna through seasonal changes. The journey begins and ends through the dawning and setting of the Matariki whetū (star) constellation.

Along the way, the performers inhabit the wairua (spirit) of each of the nine whetū of Matariki and through their adventures use the power and meaning of karakia (prayer), ritual, waita (song) and whakapapa (lineage) to plant the seeds of new beginnings for hope of the future ahead.

Sean’s majestic choreography paired with evocative costume and set design by Rona Ngahuia Osborne as well as spectacular sound design by Alistair Deverick will leave kids and “kidadults” alike filled with joy and gratitude for the whenua (land) we call home.

 

* Please note that the 11am performance on Saturday 13 July will be relaxed. Use the code RELAXED when booking to access seats closest to the auditorium doors. More info on relaxed performances here: https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/accessibility

Event Dates

Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland
The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach
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Date:

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Until:

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 01:00 pm

Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland
The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach
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Date:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 11:00 am

Until:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland
The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach
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Date:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 03:00 pm

Until:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 04:00 pm

Mangere Arts Centre
Auckland
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere
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Date:

4 days ago, Fri 19 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Until:

4 days ago, Fri 19 Jul 2019, 01:00 pm

Mangere Centre
Auckland
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere
View on map

Date:

3 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 03:00 pm

Until:

3 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 04:00 pm

Mangere Centre
Auckland
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue, Mangere
View on map

Date:

3 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 06:30 pm

Until:

3 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 07:30 pm

 
 
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