Start: 7:00 pm, Monday 8 April 2024
End: 8:40 pm, Monday 8 April 2024
Website: Visit the Te Tangi a te Tūī website
Te Rēhia Theatre, Te Pou Theatre & The Dust Palace
Te Tangi a te Tūī; he karanga nō te kāinga, pulling us heartfirst back to the ngahere.
Te Tangi a te Tūī invites you to experience an enchanting and empowering Māori cirque theatre work about adaptation and authenticity. A remarkable circus spectacle for audiences of all ages.
The Tūī soaks up the world around it and responds in song. Though beautiful, its tune now is a faint echo from when Aotearoa was blanketed in the ngahere, where flutes of Patupaiarehe filled the trees, and Māori alone walked gently upon their mother. The loss of the original voice of the Tūī parallels the forces of loss and regeneration of te reo Māori.
This show is performed in Te Reo Māori. An English radio play version of the story will be provided to ticket holders before the performance.
This Aotearoa premiere is a collaboration between Te Rēhia Theatre Company, Te Pou Theatre and The Dust Palace, originally commissioned by The Cultch and Urban Ink and supported by Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Audio description is a narration service provided at no additional charge to the patron that describes what the sighted person takes for granted - those images that a person who is blind or visually impaired formerly could only experience through the whispered asides from a sighted companion. Patrons are issued with headsets and sit in the auditorium with the headphone in one ear, listening to the description alongside the show. Events also include an audio-described exhibition tour.
A touch tour allows blind or low vision patrons the opportunity to get up close with elements of the production prior to a show.The content of touch tours varies according to the event, but most include the opportunity to be guided around and touch the set and props and meet some of the cast. This personal tactile interaction helps fill in the gaps for patrons who gain a sense and feel of the production. Meeting the actors gives them an idea of their characters, costumes and voices.
These events are wheelchair accessible with lifts and ramps available for those with difficulty accessing stairs. Seated venues have specific allocated spaces accessible for wheelchair users and companion seats. To book wheelchair seats in venues contact Ticketmaster on 09 970 9700 or contact the specific venue.
Te Pou Theatre
09 309 0101