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THROWBACK!

Byron Taufao (former student and past tutor) strikes a pose in Cook Islands dance costume. (Image: © Trish Pointon)
27 Jun 2019 to 29 Jun 2019
7pm, Thurs 27, Fri 28 & Sat 29 June
Whitireia Polytechnic celebrates history of toi pasifika performance with THROWBACK!
Event type: 
Cultural, Dance, Music
Price: 
$18 ($15 concession)
Venue: 
Tapere Nui, Te Auaha
Address: 
65 Dixon Street Te Aro Wellington
Region: 
Wellington

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THROWBACK!

7.00PM 27-29 JUNE 2019

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: TUAINE-NURSE TAMARUA ROBATI (ONZM)

CO-DIRECTED BY: ISITOLO ALESANA, KRYSTAL CLARKE, TAOFI MOSE-TUILOMA AND ANDY TILO

VENUE: TĀPERE NUI, TE AUAHA – NZ INSTITUTE OF CREATIVITY

65 DIXON STREET, TE ARO, WELLINGTON

TICKETS: $18 ($15 CONCESSION)

Wellington will soon be treated to a joyful, thrilling and tightly-packed showcase of diverse toi pasifika talent at Te Auaha – the New Zealand Institute of Creativity. THROWBACK is an exciting new show with a nod to the past; a collection of kapa haka, Siva Samoa, Cook Islands and contemporary music and choreography that celebrates the history of the school’s Performing Arts course while looking to its future.

Led by a cohort of tutors who are all graduates of the Performing Arts course, THROWBACK is dedicated in gratitude to the staff and students who’ve contributed to the course’s success over the years. “This production acknowledges and celebrates the people who have learned, taught and performed these artforms over the past thirty-five years”, says kapa haka tutor and choreographer Krystal Clarke. “They created the foundation that we are fortunate enough to keep building upon.”

Looking for a day outing for your school, club or community group? With two shows each day from 25 June to 28 June,THROWBACK is the perfect opportunity for you, your school, and your community to experience a dynamic celebration of NZ/Pacific performance. Tickets to the 10.30am and 1pm day shows are just $10 each, with teachers and chaperones for school groups free of charge. (Bookings for daily shows are essential - contact venues@teahaua.com to secure your attendance).

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Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity

28 May 2019

Whitireia New Zealand and the Wellington Institute of Technology WelTec have joined forces to creative Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity which will be open for learning in March 2018   Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity Programmes