Maori theatre at Te Papa for next 3 years

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Rehearsals begin this month for the first in a quartet of plays about the settlement of Wellington being presented at Te Papa.

Te Rakau Theatrewith support from Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Te Puni Kokiri presents The underTOW in support of Ngati Toasresidencyat the museum.
The series, beginning in 1840 and concludingwith a look into the not so- distant future,offers a uniquely Maori perspective on the citys history and the ordinary people who achieved the extraordinary.
Part one of the series isThe Ragged,which explores early relationships between settlers, the New Zealand Company and the Tangata Whenua.
Part One:The Ragged(Wellington 1840)

By Helen Pearse-Otene.Directed by Jim Moriarty. Choreography by Tanemahuta Gray.

Soundings Theatre, Te Papa,20 – 28 January 2015

A4 Poster The Ragged-no text-hi-res

 

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