Directors Taane Mete & Taiaroa Royal
Taonga Puoro (Traditional Maori instruments) by Alistair Fraser
Waiata by Tweedie WaititiEight dancers roam a barren land, the earth cracked and the air hot. Human figures are transformed into unearthly creatures as they travel the world’s winds, its water, its earth and fire as dancers dare to defy the constraints of earth’s gravity, to burrow into the earthly breast of Papatuanuku, and to bathe equally in her storms and tranquil depths.
Steeped in Maori legend, Nga Hau E Wha marks the return of dance royalty to New Zealand stages; Taane Mete and Taiaroa Royal. Having formed Okareka Dance Company in 2007, the pair has successfully managed to fuse contemporary dance with a number of other creative art mediums. Fundamentally guided by Maori beliefs, the new show yet again follows their credo; Mana (Honour and Integrity), Whanau (Family) and Matataki (Challenge
released March 11, 2011
Recorded and Produced by Eden Mulholland
© Eden Mulholland 2011. Published by Mushroom Music – www.mushroommusic.com.au/contacts