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Matariki for Tamariki

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Date:

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Until:

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 01:00 pm

Venue:

Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland

Date:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 11:00 am

Until:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Venue:

Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland

Date:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 03:00 pm

Until:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 04:00 pm

Venue:

Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland

Date:

3 days ago, Fri 19 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Until:

3 days ago, Fri 19 Jul 2019, 01:00 pm

Venue:

Mangere Arts Centre
Auckland

Date:

2 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 03:00 pm

Until:

2 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 04:00 pm

Venue:

Mangere Arts Centre
Auckland

Date:

2 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 06:30 pm

Until:

2 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 07:30 pm

Venue:

Mangere Arts Centre
Auckland

Category:

Dance, Children, Maori,

Cost:

$20 - $35

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A journey through stars, sea, mountains and moon for the whole whānau.   

The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) presents the premiere season of Matariki for Tamariki by accomplished New Zealand dancer and choreographer Sean MacDonald (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu), proudly a part of Auckland’s Matariki Festival.

A celebration for the whole family, Sean brings to life a world where a band of players, a group of friends, and a whānau travel throughout Aotearoa and its landscape of lush ngahere (forests), mighty maunga (mountains), and majestic moana (oceans), encountering the flora and fauna through seasonal changes. The journey begins and ends through the dawning and setting of the Matariki whetū (star) constellation.

Along the way, the performers inhabit the wairua (spirit) of each of the nine whetū of Matariki and through their adventures use the power and meaning of karakia (prayer), ritual, waita (song) and whakapapa (lineage) to plant the seeds of new beginnings for hope of the future ahead.

Sean’s majestic choreography paired with evocative costume and set design by Rona Ngahuia Osborne as well as spectacular sound design by Alistair Deverick will leave kids and “kidaults” alike filled with joy and gratitude for the whenua (land) we call home.

  • Children under 3 years of age that are sitting on parent’s lap may be admitted free of charge, a lap ticket will be required for entry, customer to obtain from the box office. All other children require seat. 
  • Relaxed performance scheduled for 11am, Saturday 13 July.

Photo by John McDermott. Illustration by Ruby Glover

 

Event Dates

Bruce Mason Centre

Auckland
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Date:

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Until:

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 01:00 pm

Cost:

$20 - $35

Bruce Mason Centre

Auckland
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Date:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 11:00 am

Until:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Cost:

$20 - $35

Bruce Mason Centre

Auckland
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Date:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 03:00 pm

Until:

Sat 13 Jul 2019, 04:00 pm

Cost:

$20 - $35

Mangere Arts Centre

Auckland
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Date:

3 days ago, Fri 19 Jul 2019, 12:00 pm

Until:

3 days ago, Fri 19 Jul 2019, 01:00 pm

Cost:

$10 - $20

Mangere Arts Centre

Auckland
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Date:

2 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 03:00 pm

Until:

2 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 04:00 pm

Cost:

$10 - $20

Mangere Arts Centre

Auckland
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Date:

2 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 06:30 pm

Until:

2 days ago, Sat 20 Jul 2019, 07:30 pm

Cost:

$10 - $20

 
 
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