Te Auaha - Tapere Nui, 65 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington

13/06/2023 - 14/06/2023

Kia Mau Festival 2023

Production Details

Artistic Director: Sisi’uno Helu
Choreography: Sisi’uno Helu and Daniel Mateo
Music: Sisi’uno Helu and Daniel Mateo

Tautahi (Presented in partnership with Pacific Dance Festival)

HIKULE’O is a work that celebrates the stories and mana of the paramount chieftess of Tonga’s underworld, Pulotu. Hikule’o was responsible for harvesting, fertility and had supreme power over her brothers’ children.
While this work aims at reclaiming and reconnecting with ancient knowledge, the work also recreates ancient sounds and movements.
The work features 2 parts, which brings together ancient sounds of ‘Otuhaka, Me’etu’upaki, chants as well as modern acapella singing. The work also weaves together ancient and modern Tongan choreography and dances as well as spoken words and the recreation of old chants and scales.

VENUE: Te Auaha (Tapere Nui)

DATE RANGE: Tues 13th – Wed 14th June 2023

TIME: 6:30pm

PRICES: $20 – $30

BOOKING DETAILS: To book tickets, please follow this link https://kiamaufestival.org/events/hikuleo/

Sisi’uno Helu
Tamia Mahe
Cia Müller
Molonai Makalio
Mele Taufa Naulu
Clive Ellwood
Tongan Vei

Costume: Virginia Helu

Dance , Pacific contemporary dance ,

60 Minutes

Wellingon City Council
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Creative NZ
Auckland City Council