MĀUI is a piece that uses dance, music and physical theatre to tell the stories that we grew up with and have travelled throughout the Pacific for hundreds of years. MĀUI demonstrates strength, growth, leadership and vulnerability and through movement these stores are re-told in a way like never before.

Choreographed by Hadleigh Pouesi and Christopher Ofanoa, with music by Tony O’Rourke & Gibson Harris, the production is a retelling of Maui’s legend and stories using the language of dance, projected film sequences and graphic illustrations.

“Māui – is part of the revitalisation of Māori and Pasifika stories kicked off by the film Moana”, says director, Hadleigh Pouesi.

"At such a young age we let go of the mythology, the Māori stories, the Pacific stories… Māui is about revisiting the Pacific tales that we've told in primary school and kindergarten… [and retelling them through a] more contemporary lens."

 Māui – features live music, special effects and a fusion of hip-hop, Pacific, Māori and contemporary dance.

"We take the best of the best and merge it together to create a unique flavour"

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Last updated: 10 May 2021