Ka Tito Au: Kupe's Heroic Journey
Auckland Arts Festival 2019Fri Mar 15th 2019 to Sun Mar 24th 2019 at 12:30 until 19:00
Auckland, Various locations around Auckland, AucklandAuckland https://www.myguideauckland.com/events/ka-tito-au-kupes-heroic-journey VISIT WEBSITE
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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