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Dance, Puppetry, Physical Theatre

Accepdance

‘Accepdance’ is a double bill of live performance by Amit Noy and Otto Kosok, recipients of the 2021 Toi Pōneke Dance Residency. In two starkly contrasting new works, an intergenerational family shares the stage with a three-metre tall creature. ‘Accepdance’ is an exploration of love, struggle, and their odd embrace. The Creature is a new dance-theatre work by Otto Kosok devised around the figure of a three-metre tall abstract puppet. Unease and agitation are embodied by the Creature and a cast of four performers, in an interdisciplinary physical fantasia of our complex internal lives.“Bones crack, they creak, in midnight’s cold embrace. Each heavy breath births a silent hurricane.”Through an experimental marriage of text, movement, puppeteering, and sound, The Creature traverses through the most complicated landscape we know: the human mind.Created by Amit Noy in collaboration with his family, Love is Everything moves to embody social life. An economist, a perinatal mental health educator, a dancer, and a schoolgirl come together in cross-generational play. They ask:What is a dancer, what are we doing, why are you watching it? What’s excellence, how can we be good?Love is Everything incorporates dance, text, and film to mine the richly textured history of a family. We move together to study our body-histories, our stories, our laughter, and our love.Ponder the internal with The Creature, and improvise life in Love is Everything. Join us as we explore what it means to be human, in the odd embrace that is ‘Accepdance’.

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Cabaret, Music, Online, Theatre, Lucky Dip, LGBTQIA+

Flames

Flames is a rap-musical mystery story about two private investigators involved in a series of arsons.

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Dance, Other, Live Art, Visual art, Music

Genesis

GENESIS, uri o te rangi, is a brewing short film and painting series, due to be ignited with a live installation and performance at this years Pūtahi festival. Set on an eternal timeline, GENESIS illustrates the multi-dimensional journey of returning back to yourself. An inherent responsibility as a future ancestor. Created by Michaela Ehetere Pearse.

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Other, Music, Theatre, Dance, Live Art, Visual art

Lyall Bay Watch

Meet your new instructer. DJ, or better known as “The Ma’a” by his cousins around the world. This legend invites you to his masterclass in surf lifesaving. DJ will guide you through the basics of water safety and how to be sun smart in Aotearoa. What can I say except "You’re welcome".   Created by Kasiano Mita

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Theatre

Maetu

Watering lemongrass, staring at a screen and walking through empty hallways - a day to day ritual. As Maetu sits in her little green house she strings back memories through her household objects that have brought her to where she is now. This is an abstract and imagery based piece that tells the story of a wonderful grandma

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Other, Live Art, Music

Mā Pango Māwhero

Experience BLACKPINK in your area in Mā Pango Māwhero by Kpop cover artist Taylor&Roses. Hits by global sensation BLACKPINK are rewritten in te reo Māori, pushing the boundaries of Māori and Pop music in Aotearoa. A play on the Kpop quartets name and the well-known whakataukī ’Mā pango, mā whero, ka oti te mahi’, this show is a beautiful collaboration of two cultures that aims to inspire and empower.

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Cabaret, Online, LGBTQIA+, Theatre, Lucky Dip

Mīraka

Mīraka is a story about Motherhood, people and what happens when something we need is taken away. This staged reading will be the first time Mīraka is shared with the public. Mīraka is a play for our women and children. Ngā Manaakitanga, Te Aorewa

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Other, Music, Spoken word/storytelling, Theatre, Dance, Audio, Live Art, Visual art

O Le Pa'a Ma Ona Vae

On a visit home to his village from Niu Sila, a young man's grandfather came to say goodbye, in the form of a crab. None questioned if it really was him, it was totally accepted as fact. This piece explores how our loved ones still look on from the other realm, the different forms they can take and how close perhaps they could be if only we look beyond the physical.

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Other, Music, Theatre, Dance, Live Art, Visual art

Second Chance

How many chances do we give ourselves when things don’t go as planned? For three young mothers in Upper Hutt, a teen parent programme is “the biggest second chance ever.” Created by theatre maker Mycah Keall (Peer Gynt, Up Down Girl), this verbatim work draws on interviews with these women as they navigate parenthood and education at Titiro Whakamua.

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Other, Music, Spoken word/storytelling, Theatre, Dance, Audio, Live Art, Visual art

Show me the Sea, I'll Show you My World

A delicate dance of Nature versus Nurture. A showing comprised of melodic tones, nostalgic cries and a longing for a world that is yet to come. Poetry meets the cries of Manu, the songs of our people, songs from me to you. Come listen to a few, I'll paint this world a new. We can paint it together. Created by Waitahi Aniwaniwa.

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Other, Music, Theatre, Dance, Live Art, Visual art

The Wall

Three naughty kids develop a tight bond after being repeatedly sentenced to lunchtime on the wall, in the middle of a global pandemic.   Created by Joe Dekkers Reihana

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Other, Music, Theatre, Dance, Live Art, Visual art

Whadda Yah Reckon?

Three fresh makers that descend from three different cultures bring to life their own truth and beliefs about those kinda WEIRD, BUZZY and HARD to explain things about this world. Whadda You Reckon? Created by Albert Latailakepa, Ngamako Rota, & Ben Ashby

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