2019Sat23Mar2:00 pm2:50 pmKa Tito Au: Kupe's Heroic Journey at Franklin Arts Centre2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Franklin Arts Centre, 12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe, AucklandType:Free,TheatreWhere:South AucklandAges:Children (5 to 10 years),Teens (13 to 18 years)
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Franklin Arts Centre
12 Massey Ave, Pukekohe, Auckland
A LIVELY, INGENIOUS RETELLING OF THE ADVENTURES OF KUPE IN AOTEAROA Be swept along by the voyage of Kupe, the great Pacific explorer and navigator, in this richly imagined solo show
A LIVELY, INGENIOUS RETELLING OF THE ADVENTURES OF KUPE IN AOTEAROA
Be swept along by the voyage of Kupe, the great Pacific explorer and navigator, in this richly imagined solo show by writer and poet Apirana Taylor.
Ka Tito Au celebrates the long ago exploits of a man many believe was the first visitor to these shores. Tracing Kupe’s whakapapa and his connection to the islands and the ocean, his dramatic expedition on the waka Matahourua, and his climactic battle with the giant octopus Te Wheke-a-Muturangi, this thrilling odyssey, conceived as an epic poem by Taylor, spans myriad narratives ripe for rediscovery.
A charismatic and amiable orator, actor Tola Newbery makes every episode come to life. He infuses his extraordinary performance with creative modern flourishes and stirring waiata tawhito (traditional Māori songs). Mixing history, mythology and symbolism, Ka Tito Au is Kupe’s legend as you’ve never heard it before. A marvel of storytelling everyone should experience.
Recommended for ages 8+
Performed in English
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