UPU

UPU
5 Mar 2020 to 15 Mar 2020
March 5 - 15
“COME HOME TO THE SEA. SHE HAS A BIG HEART: SHE ADOPTS ANYONE WHO LOVES HER.” — OUR SEA OF ISLANDS, EPELI HAU’OFA
Event type: 
Cultural, Festival, Theatre
Price: 
$25 - $55
Venue: 
Q
Address: 
305 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand 1010
Region: 
Auckland

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The world of Oceania is not small. From the energetic volcanoes of O’ahu to the southern reaches of Aotearoa, she is borderless and vast – and growing bigger by the day. After decades of dismissal and disconnection, her children are closer than ever. It’s time for a reunion.

Silo Theatre’s first production for 2020 brings the wealth and power of Pacific literature to roaring theatrical life. Curated by award-winning poet Grace Taylor and led by powerhouse director Fasitua Amosa, UPU gives the stage to Oceania’s most electrifying poetry. Ben Brown, Karlo Mila, Albert Wendt and more: UPU is for the trailblazers, the icons and the new writers transforming Aotearoa today.

Following two knock-out Matariki seasons at the Basement Theatre, UPU is a remix, a re-imagining, an all-star line-up of leading Māori and Pasefika performers reviving the words of our literary legends and bellowing out the proclamations and provocations of the next game-changing generation.

Recommended for ages 15+
Contains strong language and adult themes

Written by

Auckland Arts Festival

8 Nov 2019

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