A matou mahi - Our work
Shaping the future for
He Kura E Huna Ana
Taki Rua have been producing kaupapa Maori theatre for over thirty years, and He Kura E Huna Ana is the first Maori language play we’ve ever taken on a mainstage tour. It’s a big undertaking, and it’s pretty risky, but with the decline in speakers we believe now is the time to make a statement about bringing te reo Maori to the stages of Aotearoa.
He aha te korero?
He Kura E Huna Ana is written by Hohepa Waitoa and tells of the origins of pounamu in Arahura. Set in two distinct time periods - one ancestral, and one contemporary. He Kura E Huna Ana shows that the two are inseparable, and losing sight of our origins can be dangerous. When Tauranga Moana ancestor Waitaiki is abducted by Poutini, the jealous taniwha, her lover Tamaahua pursues them to the depths of the Arahura River.
How can you help?
While we’ve put money towards marketing the show in traditional forms – posters etc, we’re also looking to local whanau to help spread the word in person. We’d love any tautoko you could give us - here are some suggestions about how you can help us out:
Sharing our show on Facebook – our event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/138099236871887/
Adding our kaupapa to your panui or newsletter - more info at our website: http://www.takirua.co.nz/he-kura-e-huna-ana
Putting a poster up at your location – send a message to this email including your postal address
Purchasing a group booking - we’re selling tickets here: https://bats.co.nz/whats-on/he-kura-e-huna-ana/