KIA MAU FESTIVAL 2018
1-16 June

The contemporary Indigenous theatre and dance experience, Kia Mau Festival returns to Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui – Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

In 2018, we are hosting Māori, Pasifika + First Nations artists and their companies, sharing work across the region from Porirua City to Wellington City to Lower Hutt City.

Now marking its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a creative celebration, helmed by Māori + Pasifika artists and built upon kaupapa Māori. Kia Mau Festival is an innovative experience for whānau, anau and communities of the Wellington region to engage with Tangata Whenua and First Nations artists from across Papatūānuku.

Kia Mau Festival performances at Pātaka


FAOVALE IMPERIUM

WRITTEN BY JAMES NOKISE

Thursday 7 June, one show only at 3pm
Pātaka Art + Museum (main gallery)
FREE ENTRY

Starring: James Nokise and Don Luchito

Wellington’s premiere Comedian James Nokise and DJ Don Luchito team up to showcase a counter narrative to the romanticised voyages of James Cook though the Pacific. A heady mixture of irreverent history, pacific poetry, dynamic soundscapes – it’s like the Disney film Moana… told by two guys who don’t look like The Rock, who even combined wouldn’t be the same size as The Rock.

(Run time approx. 50 minutes)

MAMAI’ATA

(TE WHĀNGANUI-A-TARA)
CHOREOGRAPHED BY TE HAU WINITANA

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June, shows at 11.30am and 12.30pm
Pātaka Art + Museum (main gallery)
FREE ENTRY

Featuring: Te Hau Winitana, Jordan Fuimaono, Samoana Nokise, Mapihi Kelland

Mamai’ata sheds new light upon the overwhelming Western portrayals of Polynesian women who ura, siva and haka. Shown through a diverse aesthetic of cross-cultural dance, modern movement, sound, image and film.

(Run time approx. 25 minutes)

 

 

 

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