The past, present and future abruptly intersect in multi-disciplinary performance Pōhutu, a rich synthesis of image, object, movement, and sound.

At the age of 88 Bianca's grandmother now has Alzheimers. Pōhutu draws parallels between a kuia's shapeshifting mind and the restlessness of her whenua 'Te Whakarewarewatanga-o-te-ope-taua-a-Wahiao, Rotorua'. Made from the echoes of lived experiences, of multi-layered realities and of re-imaginings, Pōhutu is a visceral experience not to be missed.

Pōhutu is created by visionary Aotearoa artists, choreographer Bianca Hyslop (Atamira Dance Company) and artist Rowan Pierce (Movement of the Human).


PLEASE NOTE: Performance contains partial nudity and heavy use of strobe and haze.


“Pōhutu speaks to us all and resonates on behalf of humankind.”

    – Deirdre Tarrant, Theatrevew

“Pōhutu is a masterfully crafted performance, a koha not just for Bianca Hyslop’s own whānau, her own grandmother, but one for all audiences who bear witness to it.”

    – Matariki Williams, Pantograph Punch


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