Mana Wahine

[Due to Covid19 Level Restrictions we have had to reschedule this performance. If you have already Registered for this event on 16th October, please Re-Register for the 22nd of January 2022.]

The Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival is delighted to partner with the Napier Municipal Theatre and local supporters to present Ōkāreka Dance Company’s runaway success story, Mana Wahine, as part of Nuit Blanche – Art After Dark.

Created by three of Aotearoa’s best contemporary dance exponents, artistic director Taiaroa Royal with Taane Mete and Malia Johnston, Mana Wahine celebrates the essence of wahine, life and death. Drawing from Māori tikanga and combining dance, waiata and karakia with mesmerising imagery, this work offers a vision of the strength that empowers women around the world.

It emulates the journey from creature to motherhood, life force to the spirit world, and honours Papatuānuku (Mother Earth) and our powerful ancestresses. This extraordinary work was inspired by the true stories of two Te Arawa ancestresses, Kearoa and Te Aokapurangi.

From the stunning opening to the spine-chilling finale, this display of courage, determination and fearlessness translates femininity into a mesmerising performance that honours the strength, honesty, integrity and nurturing energies of women.


Show Information

Ticket Types

Opera House tickets have NUMBERED SEATING
(A Reserve, or B Reserve Sections)
All other tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION

Adult
Concession: Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child: 12 Years & Under (selected shows only)

Rating

ALL AGES - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Dates

Sat Jan 22nd18:00 - 19:10

Venue

Napier Municipal Theatre

If you have any issues buying your tickets, please contact the festival office on 06 651 2487 between the hours of 9am – 4pm or email the team

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