“Arts festivals can stimulate a nation’s culture. Just as agriculture celebrates the planting and harvest, arts festivals enact the planting of new ideas and traditions, which, if tended, will grow into the cultures of the future”

— Curator, Lemi Ponifasio

Te Ata, a festival within the Festival, brings together artists from Aotearoa and around the world in exchange with young New Zealanders who wish to take a bold, brave and active role in shaping the culture of the place where they live.

Two weeks of ground-breaking creative development will culminate in a week of public performances and events hosted by Porirua City, which has one of the youngest populations in New Zealand.

Created with the community of Porirua and artists who include South African protest musician Neo Muyanga, US Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson, Der Faust prize-winner for dance Aloalii Tapu, 2019 New Zealand Arts Laureate Coco Solid aka Jessica Hansell, Grammy Award-winning opera singer Jonathan Lemalu, internationally renowned baritone Kawiti Waetford and the New Zealand Sinfonia for Hope Orchestra.

Click here for more information on workshops, public performances and tickets.

Whakamāramatanga ki te Reo

Ko te whakaaroaro whakawhana tētahi wāhanga nui rawa o tō tātou tuakiri hei hunga nō Aotearoa. Ā, i runga i te āhuatanga o te ao, me whai wāhi tātou ki te whakahaere i te kōrerorero; kaua ko te uru noa atu ki te wāhi me te wehe atu, engari anō kia whakatutuki katoa i a tātou!

Koinei te karanga a ā tātou kaimahi toi.

He ahurei o te mahi ngātahi, o te auahatanga, o te panonitanga ko Te Ata e whakarauika mai ana i ngā kaimahi toi nō Aotearoa, nō ngā tōpito o te ao hei tautoko, hei whakapakari i te hunga rangatahi nō Aotearoa mā rātou e whakaatu i tō rātou pākaha, i tō rātou māia, ā, kei te pīrangi ki tētahi tūranga mahi hei hanga i te ahurea o te wāhi e noho nei rātou.

Ka oti ngā mahi e rua o te whakawhanaketanga auaha, aro hou i te wiki kotahi o ngā whakaaturanga me ngā hui tūmatanui, kei Porirua, arā ko tētahi o ngā taupori rangatahi rawa ki Aotearoa.

I hoahoatia tahitia ki te hapori o Porirua, kei ētahi o ngā kaimahi toi ko te kaiwhakaputa puoro tautohe nō Awherika ki te Tonga a Neo Muyanga, rātou ko te kaituhituhi rotarota rongonui nō te US a Kara Jackson, ko te kaiwhiwhi i te German Theatre Prize a Aloalii Tapu, ko te kaiwaiata puoro whakaari i whiwhi i te tohu Grammy a Jonathan Lemalu, he mōkai nā Kahurangi Kiri Te Kanawa Kawiti Waetford, me ētahi atu ka kōrerotia ā muri ake.

Haere ki festival.nz/teata mō ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ngā awheawhe, ngā whakaaturanga tūmatanui me ngā tīkiti.

He ahurei o te mahi ngātahi, te auahatanga me te whakawhanaketanga auaha, ko Te Ata e whakarauika mai ana i ngā kaimahi toi nō Aotearoa, nō ngā tōpito o te ao hei tautoko, hei whakamana i te hunga rangatahi nō Aotearoa, ā, ka oti hei wiki o ngā whakaaturanga tūmatanui, me ngā hui, kei Porirua City.

Sinfonia for Hope with Jonathan Lemalu

Te Rauparaha Arena $5 – $12

Drawn from musicians of NZSM, Orchestra Wellington and NZSO, Sinfonia for Hope join Grammy Award winning bass baritone Jonathan Lemalu for an afternoon of music.

FLEXN

Te Rauparaha Arena 23  –  24 Feb $15 – $29

This electrifying, collaborative work of bone-breaking contortion and boundary-breaking human exchange is as much a dance movement as a social revolution.

Goodbye Naughton

Te Rauparaha Arena $5 – $12

With astonishing physicality and moving storytelling this retrospective piece explores themes of identity, cultural expectations and manhood.

To'ona'i: Te Ata Picnic

Join us for a picnic at the park and get amongst the exciting events happening across Pātaka Art + Museum and Te Rauparaha Park!


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Ticket prices vary. See individual events for details.

Te Rauparaha Arena

Te Ata events will take place at various sites in Porirua.

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