KARANGA is a powerful new interactive Māori contemporary dance work led by Artistic Director and award-winning choreographer Merenia Gray and co-creators Gareth Farr, Toni Huata, Mary-Lyn Chambers, Emma Mortimer, Jo Kilgour, Jeanine Clarkin, Miriama McDowell, Luka Turjak, Tānemahuta Gray, Ariana Tikao and dancers.
KARANGA: in three parts is an inter-arts performance inspired by Merenia’s mother; the late Tiahuia Te Puea Hērangi Ramihana Gray (Ngāi Tahu, Rangitāne, Tainui).
The art of Karanga is explored through inter-generational relationships and the escalation of climate change.
Dripping with talent, check out this link to find out who is collaborating on Karanga.
“The Kaikaranga ensures that the mana of everyone on the marae has been heightened because the tikanga has been carried out in the way that our ancestors have done so for aeons”. (Tiahuia Gray)
Merenia Gray Dance Theatre
Creative New Zealand
The Village Square
TAPAC - The Auckland Performing Arts Centre
This show contains haze.