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After five weeks of deep creative exploration of self, culture and identity, our rangatira taiohi (young leaders) share with you their ideas, dreams and experiences in a large-scale, electrifying performance of movement and storytelling that will leave you reflective and inspired.

Through performing arts, founded in tikanga Māori, Te Ahu Taiohi uplifts the voices of the leaders of Aotearoa nō Porirua.

Haere mai and share in this kaupapa, as our rangatahi provide you with a window into their experiences and encourage you to reflect on their realities, provoking a shift in our collective landscape. Rangatahi are the present. Join us as they carve out our future.

Te ahunga o tō tātou hunga taiohi, ngā rangatira mō āpōpō, ō rātou hiahia, ō rātou moemoeā.

Ko tēnei whakaaturanga te kaiwhakaputa i ēnā whakaaro o te hunga taiohi, mā te toi whakaari, mā te kanikani, mā te kapa haka anō hoki me ētehi atu mahi whakangahau. Haere mai, kia rongo ai koe i te reka o ngā mahi, i te ātaahua o ngā whakaaro, o tēnei hunga taiohi e tārei nei i te ara ki te anamata.

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This Audio Described introduction to Te Ahu Taiohi details the context, costume, set and lighting for the production.

Artistic Credits

Creative Paepae (Directors):

He mauri raranga – thematic, narrative, hauora, aesthetic: Jim Moriarty + Helen Pearse Otene

Kapa Haka fusion and scale: Tanemahuta Gray

Movement and rehearsal: Mapihi Kelland

Choreographic Youth Facilitators:

Jared Hemopo, Amanda Noblett, Wāhia Te Pouri, Myah Miranda, Ihaia Ropata, Luke Hanna, Dylan Vailima Faatui and John Ulu Va'a

Design and Composition

Music Producer: Reon Bell

Costume Designer: Cara-Louise Waretini

Lighting and AV Designer: Hāmi Hawkins

Videographer: Isaac Te Reina


Associate Producer and Stage Manager: Waitahi Aniwaniwa McGee

Production Manager: Theresa Adams

Technical Stage Manager: Debra Thomas

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