Taki Rua presents the FNZ national tour of
Hatupatu | Kurungaituku : A Forbidden Love.
A story of survival and love between the young
Te Arawa warrior Hatupatu and the unique bird woman that is Kurungaituku. Inspired by the pūrākau from the waka of Te Arawa of Hatupatu and the bird woman, this thrilling aerial production by Taki Rua will envelop you in an immersive multi-media experience that evokes the forests and thermal forces of Rotorua.
In a De La Guarda inspired immersive environment, Artistic Director Tānemahuta Gray; (Māui – One Man Against The Gods, Tiki Taane Mahuta), brings his experience performing with this world leading aerial theatre company, to share this unique performance genre with New Zealand audiences nationwide. Tānemahuta joins forces with Wētini Mītai-Ngātai, leader of the two-time Te Matatini winning national kapa haka rōpū Te Mātārae i Ōrehu to present a contemporary Māori theatrical experience you will not want to miss.
He pūrākau a Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: he aroha āhei kore mō te putanga ki te ora me te aroha o tētehi toa nō Te Arawa a Hatupatu ki te wahine manu i a Kurungaituku. I ahu mai te whakaaturanga nei mō Hatupatu rāua ko Kurungaituku i ngā kōrero ā-iwi nō roto mai o Te Arawa. Ka kōpakina tō aro e te whakaari arorangi toirau nei a Taki Rua, ki te taiao ngahere, ki te ngao o ngā āwhā o Rotorua.
I whai aweawe atu a Tānemahuta Gray te Kaiwhakarite Toi (Māui - One Man Against The Gods, Tiki Taane Mahuta) mai i De Ka Guarda, ā, ka toia mai e ia ana wheako mahi whakaari me tēnei kamupene whakaari arorangi nei, hei tuari i tenei momo hei whakaaturanga mō Aotearoa Whānui. Ka mahi tahi a Tānemahuta rāua ko Wetini Mītai-Ngātai, he kāea nō te kapa toa i Te Matatini, arā a Te Mātārae i Ōrehu. Nā tēnei mahi tahi i hua ai te whakaari toihou nei.
Age suitability: From 10 years.
Show Duration: 75min
Audience Care: Please note that the audience will be standing throughout this performance. There are limited seats available to purchase for those who require them. This performance includes the use of smoke, haze and strobe.
Tour Dates & Tickets
Aotearoa New Zealand
Festival of the Arts
Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington
305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
Air Force Museum
of New Zealand
45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch
Energy Events Centre
Queens Drive, Rotorua
Tuesday 20th February 7:30pm
Wednesday 21st February 7:30pm
Thursday 22nd February 12pm School Session
Thursday 22nd February 7:30pm
Friday 23rd February 6pm & 9pm
Saturday 24th February 6pm & 9pm
Wednesday 28th February 7:30pm
Thursday 29th February 12pm School Session
Thursday 29th February 7:30pm
Friday 1st March 6pm & 9pm
Saturday 2nd March 6pm & 9pm
Thursday 7th March 7:30pm
Friday 8th March 12pm School Session
Friday 8th March 7:30pm
Saturday 9th March 6pm & 9pm
Sunday 10th March 2pm & 6pm
Thursday 14th March 7:30pm
Friday 15th March 12pm School Session
Friday 15th March 7:30pm
Saturday 16th March 6pm & 9pm
Sunday 17th March 2pm & 6pm
FNZ national tour of
Hatupatu | Kurungaituku : a forbidden love