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Matariki for Tamariki

19 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019

When

Friday 19 July 2019, 12.00pm - Friday 19 July 2019, 1.00pm

Saturday 20 July 2019, 3.00pm - Saturday 20 July 2019, 4.00pm

Saturday 20 July 2019, 6.30pm - Saturday 20 July 2019, 7.30pm

Where

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

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Cost
  • Bruce Mason Centre: Adult $35, concession $30, child $20, family (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) $80, family concession (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) $60
  • Mangere Arts Centre: Adult $20, child $10
Bookings
Contact

Pennie Chang

hello@nzdc.org.nz

09 378 7361

Website

nzdc.org.nz/matariki-for-tamariki

facebook.com/nzdanceco

The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) presents the premiere season of Matariki for Tamariki 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 setting and rising 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 Osbourne 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.

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