Whānau Day with Taki Rua

Join Taki Rua theatre company for a creative day of puppet making, waiata learning, and a performance of Pourakahua, a te reo Māori production perfect for the whole whānau.

  • When | Āhea Fri 23 Jul 2021, 10.00am–3.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Rongomaraeroa | Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Whai mai i Pourakahua, he takata momorua, he manu anō hoki. Ko ia tonu e topa haere ana ki kā tōpito ātaahua i Aotearoa. Ka tūtakina e ia he hoa hou, nāna rātou i arataki. Ko tāna hoki he karo i kā kaitaomanu.

 

Join Pourakahua, a cross between human and bird, on a journey of self-discovery as they fly across the stunning landscapes of Aotearoa to find their true home, their kāika tūturu. They meet interesting friends along the way, coming to their aid while also evading the dangerous bird hunters.

In this first Taki Rua production performes in the Kāi Tahu mita mitadialectMāori | noun, experience pūrākau pūrākaulegendsMāori | noun from Arowhenua rock art fly off the walls and into the minds of our tamariki in Pourakahua.

This show has been developed from a theatrical puppet show by Toro Pikopiko Puppets, inspired by real Kāi Tahu rock art in Timaru, Te Waipounamu, and with the guidance of Te Rūnaka o Arowhenua.

Schedule

10am – 3pm Drop-in puppet-making crafts
10.30–11am Waiata workshop
11–11.50am Pourakahua performance, followed by Q&A
1.30–2pm Waiata workshop
2–2.50pm Pourakahua performance, followed by Q&A

A blue background with a winged being standing in the centre. There are eight shadowy figures along the top and bottom of the image

Caption

Pourakahua. Image designed by Taylor Terekia and Cassidy Paiti