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Lemi Ponifasio – MAU: House of Night and Day

MAU: House of Night and Day is a major installation by renowned director, choreographer, and multidisciplinary artist Lemi Ponifasio.

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  • When | Āhea 24 Feb – 4 Oct 2020
  • Where | Ki hea Level 4, Toi Art
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Includes some nudity, strobing, and loud audio

    • Some images and sounds may disorient

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As founding director of MAU, the international theatre and creative forum, Lemi Ponifasio creates large scale productions and installations which have pioneered a radical approach to art crossing boundaries of ceremony, philosophy, culture, activism, and performance.

In this new installation, Ponifasio transforms Toi Art into an immersive live stage that acknowledges over 30 years of MAU projects.

Central to MAU: House of Night and Day is a new ritual performance based on Lagimoana, which Ponifasio created for the 56th International Venice Art Biennale 2015 curated by the late Okwui Enwezor.

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