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Pōhutu at Tempo 2019



Wed 02 Oct 2019, 07:30 pm


Wed 02 Oct 2019, 08:29 pm


Q Theatre
305 Queen Street


Dance, Maori, Festivals,


Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets



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Bianca Hyslop & Rowan Pierce


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).

Director/Choreographer: Bianca Hyslop
Director/Artist: Rowan Pierce
Co-Devisor: Rosie Tapsell
Performance Artists: Bianca Hyslop, Rosie Tapsell
Spatial/Light/Video/Sound Design: Rowan Pierce
Costume Design: Emma Ransley
Mātanga Mātauranga Māori: Tūī Matira Ranapiri-Ransfield

Photo by Jinki Cambronero

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