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27 JUN-1 JUL 2023

Queer joy and hot rage

Armed with only a microphone, a vocal processor, and a killer pair of heels, antidisciplinary artist Daley Rangi holds a solidary flame in a blistering call to action. 

Takatāpui shines a light on the shadowy events of one fateful night, grappling with the freedom and violence that arrives with self-expression. Contested memories unspool around the audience - vividly conjured by a compelling combination of visceral lyricism, cavernous soundscapes, disco outbreaks, and macabre humour.

Rangi unearths the complexities of resistance and resilience with welcoming levity and candour. An electrifying storm of story and sound, this is transformative kōrero to haunt and to heal.

Takatāpui premiered at The Blue Room Theatre, followed by a season at the Sydney Opera House. It was first written with Moogahlin Performing Arts, under the mentorship of Victor Rodger ONZM. Excerpts and concepts were developed with PICA, pvi collective, and Vitalstatistix. A version of the work was published in Kill Your Darlings’ New Australian Fiction anthology in 2021.

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Last updated: 17 May 2023