He kaupapa mīharo kei te haere, arā, ko 'Marae in the Sky'. He whakaaturanga nui i waihanga motuhake mai mō Matariki, nā te ringa tohu, nā te kaikanikani matua a Taane Mete (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Korokī Kahukura)
Kia rumakina koe ki tētahi kanikani me tētahi whakaari puoro e hāngai ana ki te whetū matua, ki a Matariki. E tohu ana tēnei mahi hou i te hauora, te tūmanako, te huritao, te hononga ki te taiao, me te oranga o ngā tāngata katoa. I takea mai te whakaaro mō 'Marae in the Sky' i tētahi kāhui āniwaniwa nō te ngahurutau 1990, nā rātou te hapori i whakatau, i āwhina i tērā wā. Ko te whakakitenga a ia kaiwhakaari ka whakakotahi i ngā pūrākau Māori me ngā kōrero tūturu, hei whakaatu i ngā nekehanga kounga, i ngā waiata me ngā puoro i ngā whakaari e whā.
Ka whakaaritia a 'Marae in the Sky' e Taane Mete (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Korokī Kahukura), nō Te Toi Hauora – The Art of Healing. Ka waiatatia ngā waiata e Taisha Tari (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi). Ka whakatangihia te tōiri e Peau Halapua (Lapaha, Mu’a; and Hihifo, Niuatoputapu; Kingdom of Tonga). Ka mutu, he titonga motuhake nā Josh Clark (Ngāpuhi).
Kia mōhio mai, he mōrahi tāngata e taea ana i tēnei kaupapa.
He mea tautoko a 'Marae in the Sky' nā Stout Trust.
Be blown away by 'Marae in the Sky', a powerful new performance created exclusively for Matariki and directed and choreographed by Taane Mete (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Korokī Kahukura).
Experience an immersive dance and music performance centred on the mother whetū (star) Matariki. This new work signifies hauora (health), hope, reflection, connection to nature and the environment, and the wellbeing of all people. 'Marae in the Sky' draws inspiration from a local Rainbow collective from the 1990s which welcomed and served the community at the time. Through the eyes of each creative, reimagined representation of true stories and Māori mythology merge seamlessly together to present world-class choreography, waiata and music in four breath-taking performances.
'Marae in the Sky' is performed by Taane Mete from Te Toi Hauora – The Art of Healing (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Korokī Kahukura), waiata sung by Taisha Tari (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi), violin performed by Peau Halapua (Lapaha, Mu’a; and Hihifo, Niuatoputapu; Kingdom of Tonga) and original composition by Josh Clark (Ngāpuhi).
Please note this event has limited capacity.
Marae in the Sky is supported by the Stout Trust and Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate.
Image credit: Courtesy of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Photography by David St George.
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Taane Mete | Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Korokī Kahukura
Ko Taane Mete tētahi o ngā kaikanikani rongonui o Aotearoa. I whānau mai, ā, i tipu ake a Taane i Ahuriri. Ko ia hoki te pōtiki o ngā tamariki tokowhitu, ka mutu, he wairua māhorahora, he tamaiti kaipaoe anō hoki.
Ko te kapa haka ki te taha o tōna whānau me ōna hoa tana tuatahitanga ki te ao kanikani, ā, i wheako ia i te Dupree Jazz nōna e 15 tau te pakeke. I konā, i tīmata te para i te huarahi ki ngā akoranga kanikani ōkawa i New Zealand School of Dance.
I whakapōtaetia ia ki te tohu hōnore mō ngā kanikani o nāianei, ā, kua whakaari ia ki te nuinga o ngā tino kāhui kanikani i Aotearoa.
I whakaweawetia ia e te mātauranga Māori, ā, koirā te whakaputanga auaha o tōna wairua i roto i āna mahi hei kaikanikani, hei kaiako pū-āio (yoga), hei kaimirimiri anō hoki. Ko ngā mahi katoa a Taane, he tohu mahara ki ōna mātua mō ngā taonga me ngā akoranga i tuku ki a ia. Nā konā, i whakaaro ake a Taane kia tīmata i tāna ake kamupene, ko Te Toi Hauora – The Art of Healing te ingoa. Ko ia te Kaihanga Auaha (Creative Producer), te Kaiwhakahaere Toi Auaha (Creative Artistic Director), me te Kaiwhakahaere Kanikani (Choreographer and dancer).
Taane Mete is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most celebrated dancers and choreographers. Born and raised in Napier, Taane is the youngest of seven and was a free spirited and wildly nomadic child.
He was first introduced to dance through kapa haka with whānau and friends and experienced Dupree Jazz at age 15, which initiated his pathway towards formal training at the New Zealand School of Dance.
He graduated with honours in contemporary dance and has performed in most of the major dance companies in Aotearoa.
Influenced by mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), his artistic expression informs his embodied wairua(spiritual) practice as a dancer, yoga teacher and massage body worker. Taane and his life’s work is inspired by his late parents and the gifts and wisdom they taught him. His journey has inspired him to launch his own creative company as Kaihanga Auaha – Creative Producer, Kaiwhakahaere Toi Auaha – Creative Artistic Director and Kaiwhakahaere Kanikani – Choreographer and dancer of Te Toi Hauora – The Art of Healing.