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08 Sep 2017

Poropiti (Christchurch Arts Festival)

Told through movement, song, sound and theatrical lyricism, Poropiti is a beautiful surrealist duet with Tola Newbery’s innovative physical theatre and Mara TK’s deep and soulful musical explorations. The story is a series of vignettes traversing different points in Maori history; from utopian visions of a pre-European Aotearoa, to the emergence of the Maori prophetic movements, including that of T W Ratana; to meditations on current day capitalist dystopia. The show incorporates physical-theatre, choreography and live music. Written by and featuring Mara TK…

Told through movement, song, sound and theatrical lyricism, Poropiti is a beautiful surrealist duet with Tola Newbery’s innovative physical theatre and Mara TK’s deep and soulful musical explorations.

The story is a series of vignettes traversing different points in Maori history; from utopian visions of a pre-European Aotearoa, to the emergence of the Maori prophetic movements, including that of T W Ratana; to meditations on current day capitalist dystopia. The show incorporates physical-theatre, choreography and live music.

Written by and featuring Mara TK and Tola Newbery

Categories Music, Theatre
Tags rdu