Estrella – A Taane Mete Performance

 —  12–12.45pm & 2–2.45pm

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Tēnei te pōhiri anō i a Taane Mete kia tū anō ki te whakaaturanga Matariki ki Toi o Tāmaki. I tēnei tau, ka piri atu a Taisha Tari rāua ko Hato Paparoa ki te whakahōnore i a Tupuānuku, the whetū e hono ana ki te tupu o te kai i te whenua, e tupu ai hoki tēnei mea te whakaahuatanga.

He kōrero aroha, he kōrero tūmanako, he kōrero herekoretanga a Estrella. He kōrero tūhonotanga hoki i waenga i te whenua me te tangata, i waenga hoki i a Papatūānuku me te tinana. He mea whakamārama te whakakikotanga o te tangata e ngā kōrero ōrokohanga a ngā iwi taketake. Kia mate tātou, ko ō tātou tinana ka whakahokia ki te whenua.

I ahu mai te hiringa o tēnei whakaaturanga i te tokorua nā rāua ngā toikupu, ngā pūrākau me te haerenga waihanga i te ao o Estrella: Kaipatu tohorā, kaihoko Manuel José, i tae mai ai ki Aotearoa, ki Te Tai Rāwhiti o Te Ika a Māui i te takiwā o te rua rautau ki muri, me te kaituhi, kaiwhakahē nō Paratinia, Refaat Alareer, i hinga ai i tētahi pahūtanga wakarererangi Israeli i Gaza i te tau 2023.

Kua whakamene mai tētahi kāhui ki te mahi tahi kia waihangatia mai ai tēnei mahi.

We welcome back Taane Mete for another Matariki performance at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. This year Taane will be joined by Taisha Tari and Hato Paparoa to explore Tupuānuku, the star connected to the growth of food in the soil, giving rise to transformation.

Estrella is a story of love, hope and freedom, and the connections between soil and people, Mother Earth and the physical body. Indigenous creation narratives describe how humans are formed from soil. When we die, our bodies are returned to the earth.

The performance is inspired by two central figures whose poems, stories and journey create the world of Estrella: Spanish whaler and trader Manuel José, who arrived in Aotearoa nearly two centuries ago on the east coast of the North Island, and Palestinian writer and activist Refaat Alareer, who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza in 2023.

A team of experts come together to collaborate for the creation of this new work.

Sessions: 12-12.45pm & 2-2.45pm

Date
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Location
North Atrium
Cost
Free

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