elebrated Māori performance company Hawaiki TŪ present their award-winning work Taurite. Firmly rooted within a Te Ao Māori worldview, Taurite is a large-scale haka dance theatre performance that is centred around the art of balance and duality.
With twenty kaihaka (performers), this powerful performance is a physical interpretation that fuses expressions of kapa haka, dance, intertwined with ngā taonga tuku iho (treasures of traditional heritage steeped in ancestral roots).
Taurite acknowledges the regeneration of customary practices and the current shift towards restoring mana māuri motuhake.
Taurite is a collaboration between artistic director Kura Te Ua and senior creatives from the film, theatre, dance and haka sectors. This innovative and breathtaking performance is designed for the whole whānau.
Taurite was commissioned by Auckland Live for the 2020 Fringe Town programme and is supported by Creative New Zealand, Q Theatre and TAPAC. The Development of Taurite was supported by the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts.
He whakaaturanga toi whakaari tēnei e whakaari ana i te moenga o ngā kawa tawhito, ki ngā momo mahi whakaari o āianei rangi. Ko te kapa haka tēnā, ko ngā mahi a Hine Rēhia tēnā, ko te ao toi whakaari Pākehā hoki tēnā, kua whakakotahihia mai, hei whakaaturanga whakamāuru i te tinana, i te hinengaro, i te wairua. Hei whakaari whakaoho ihirangaranga, kia tau ai te mauri, kia mauri tau, otirā, kia Taurite.
Koina te ingoa o tēnei whakaaturanga, ko Taurite, nā te ohu nei nā Hawaiki Tū i waihanga. Ko ngā kaiwhakaari, he taniwha hiku roa i ō rātou nā ao. Tirohia te tuhinga Pākehā, kei reira katoa ngā kaiwhakaari e rārangi mai ana. Mō te whānau katoa tēnei whakaaturanga, nō reira nau mai piki mai, haere mai rā.