Whitireia Performing Arts is proud to present NEW WAVE , coming to Te Auaha November 4-6 and direct to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Porirua for a very special, one-night-only performance on November 13th!
This joyful, thrilling and tightly-packed showcase of diverse toi pasifika talent celebrates the course's graduating students and takes inspiration from the tutors' and students' reflections on the time spent training, learning and living during this year's COVID-19 lockdown.
"Titiro whakamuri, kokiri whakamua means Look back and reflect so you can move forward" explains Performing Arts head tutor Taofi Nehemia. "It has been a year of uncertainty and loss, but through it all we have built resilience. An opportunity was given to reflect, take in what is important and nurture our passion, so we're excited to take to the stage and share these stories with you."
We hope you'll join us to celebrate the the past, present and future of kapa haka, Siva Samoa, Cook Islands dance and Pacific contemporary performance, as these emerging artists prepare to take their talents all over Aotearoa and the world.