Mātakitakitia te kaitito nekehanga me te kaikanikani a Taane Mete (nō Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāti Koroki Kahukura) mō tana whakatautau i hangaia mō Matariki, Pōhutukawa.
Ko Pōhutukawa tētahi whakaari e toru ōna wāhanga. He kanikani o nāianei, ko Taane Mete kaiwhakaari. He titonga waiata hou, ko Taisha Tari te kaiwaiata. Ka mutu, he kōputu titonga waiata, ko Stephen Small te kaitito, te kaiwhakatangi anō hoki. I tito te kōputu waiata mō The Story of a New Zealand River, 2001, nā Michael Parekōwhai.
Join renowned choreographer and dancer Taane Mete (nō Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāti Koroki Kahukura) for his performance conceived especially for Matariki, Pōhutukawa.
Pōhutukawa is a performance in three parts, contemporary dance performed by Taane Mete, original composed waiata performed by Taisha Tari and original musical composition performed and written by Stephen Small on The Story of a New Zealand River, 2001 by Michael Parekōwhai.
Please note this event has limited capacity.
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Nō Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāti Koroki - Kahukura.
I whānau mai, ā, i tipu ake a Taane i Ahuriri, Aotearoa. Ko ia te pōtiki o ngā tamariki tokowhitu, ā, he wairua māhorahora, he tamaiti kaipaoe anō hoki. I whakamōhio atu a Taane ki te ao kanikani mā te kapa haka ki te taha o tōna whānau me ōna hoa. I wheako ia i roto i te Dupree Jazz mai i ōna tau 15, ā, i konā, i para i te huarahi kia tīmata i ōna akoranga ōkawa ki te New Zealand School of Dance i Pōneke. Ka whakapōtae ia ki te tohu hōnore mō te kanikani o nāianei. Kua whakaatu ia me te katoa o ngā tino kāhui kanikani i Aotearoa, ā, kua neke atu i te 40 tau ia i roto i ēnei mahi. Ko ngā mahi katoa a Taane, he tohu mahara ki ōna mātua mō ngā taonga me ngā akoranga i tuku ki a ia. Kua aweawetia ia e te mātauranga Māori me te ahurea o Aotearoa. Ko tōna whakaputanga auaha, kua morimori i te ao Māori me ōna tikanga whakarite wairua, hei kaikanikani, hei kaiako pū-āio, hei kaimirimiri anō hoki. Koianei te tūhonotanga o te toi whakaora.
Born and raised in Napier, Aotearoa New Zealand, Taane is the youngest of seven and was a free spirited and wildly nomadic child. Taane was first introduced to dance through kapa haka with whānau and friends; his experience of Dupree Jazz from the age of 15 initiated his pathway toward formal training at the New Zealand School of Dance in Wellington, where he graduated with honours in contemporary dance. He has danced in all the major dance companies in Aotearoa and has sustained his performing career for more than four decades. Taane and his life’s work is inspired by his late parents in remembrance of the gifts and wisdom they taught him. Influenced by mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and the rich cultural tapestry of Aotearoa, his artistic expression is steeped in te ao Māori (the Māori worldview) and his embodied spiritual practice experience as a dancer, yoga teacher and massage body worker brings together ‘the healing arts’.
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