Dance

Waiwhakaata - Reflections in the Water

A return to ancestral origins and legacy. Mystical and magical beings. One man’s journey of self-rediscovery. Contemporary dance, explosive and innovative physical theatre, taonga puoro, and kōrero tuku iho combine to bring us this story of hope and reconnection.

$32 - $55 (Service fees may apply)
75 minutes (No interval)
Thu 24 - Sat 26 March
Thu 24 Mar, 7pm - 8:15pm
Fri 25 Mar, 7pm - 8:15pm
Sat 26 Mar, 2pm - 3:15pm
Cancelled

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Cancellation: AAF regrets to announce that due to New Zealand moving to RED under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, Waiwhakaata - Reflections in the Water has been cancelled. Ticketholders will receive a full refund. Please check your email for further information. The current list of AAF show and event updates can be found here and AAF’s COVID-19 Ticketing Terms & Conditions here.

 


A return to ancestral origins and legacy. Mystical and magical beings. One man’s journey of self-rediscovery.

Having lost touch with his Māori heritage, caught up in the rat race of urban humanity and drifting further from his roots, Rehua takes us on his personal journey towards healing and redemption. A life-altering decision changes the pathway, guiding his return to the whenua and waterways of his forbears. Steeped in history, emotion, and an inherent connection with patupaiarehe, the ancestors guide Rehua as his identity resurfaces while learning to integrate his past with his present self.

Contemporary dance, explosive and innovative physical theatre, taonga puoro, and kōrero tuku iho combine to bring us this story of hope and reconnection.

Recommended for 11+
Strong language, violent themes, smoke/haze