Waiwhakaata - Reflections in the Water 2023

Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Waterfront, Wellington

07/06/2023 - 10/06/2023

Kia Mau Festival 2023

Production Details

Artistic Director & Choreographer: Eddie Elliott
Co-Writers: Niwa Milroy & Cian Parker
Dramaturg: Cian Parker
Composer & Sound Design: Alistair Deverick

Waiwhakaata Performance

Having lost touch with his Māori heritage, caught up in the rat race of urban humanity and drifting further from his roots, Rehua takes the audience on a journey towards healing and redemption.
A life-altering decision changes the pathway for Rehua, guiding his return to the whenua and waterways of his forbears. Steeped in history and an inherent connection with patupaiarehe, Rehua’s identity resurfaces; learning to integrate his past with his present self.
‘Waiwhakaata-Reflections in the Water’ combines contemporary dance, explosive physical theatre, taonga puoro and kōrero tuku iho to bring us a bold story of hope and reconnection.

VENUE: Circa Theatre (Circa One)

DATE RANGE: Wed 7th – Sat 10th June

TIMES: 6:30pm (Wed 7th – Thurs 8th) and 8pm (Fri 9th – Sat 10th)

PRICES: $15 – $45


Taonga Puoro: James Webster
Dancers: Carl Tolentino, Chrissy Kokiri, Sean MacDonald, Brydie Colquhoun, Isope Akau’ola & Abbie Rogers
Actor: Lezharn Avia-Elliott

Composer & Sound Design: Alistair Deverick
Producer: Lance Loughlin
Lighting Designer: Jo Kilgour
Set & Costume Designer: Dan Williams

Dance ,

65 minutes

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