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About Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival
Taurite By Hawaiki Tu
They sold out at the Fringe Festival in February 2020 and won Pick of the Fringe and best dance awards. Now, Haka Theatre company, Hawaiki Tū present a powerful Māori dance work 'Taurite' embodying the virtue of balance and duality.
This vital and ritualistic experience invokes its ancestral roots in an indigenous physical expression of the contemporary journey to reclamation.
Lockdown Soul Sessions
Aronui Indigenous Arts Festival, Tumiki Music and Te Puia are proud to bring you Lockdown Soul Sessions - Live & Unlocked.
Please join us for live performances of Soul Sessions with key local artists who graced us with their talents over lockdown. These artists have had a massive impact on community whanaungatanga by sharing their gift of waiata to the masses. We want to thank those contributors by creating Rotorua’s own version of America’s Got Talent. This is an acknowledgement of what they have done for our community spirit!
Please show your support for local artists and join us on the 12th of September.
Confirmed artists backed by local Rotorua band 'Cairo' include:
1) Turanga Merito
2) Jack Grace
3) Russell Harrison
4) Krissie Knap
5) Native Nations
6) Bobby Mihi Howard
7) Rewa Ututaonga
8) Nikau Chater
9) Terrence O'Brien
10) Ben Wilcock
Please contact Te Puia for Door Sale Options – 07 3489 047
Māori Writers Korero with Whiti Kereaka
Whiti will be reading the first chapter from her work in progress Kurangaituku. The novel retells the story of Hatupatu and Kurangaituku from the bird woman’s point of view. The novel spans from Te Kore to the 1886 eruption of Tarawera. A version of this chapter was published in the collection Pūrākau: Māori Myths retold by Māori Writers.