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Tama Huata

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Whaia e koe te iti Kahurangi
Me, Myself, and I
A new work from the Kahurangi Maori Dance Company

A powerful explosion of creative energy characterises this ebullient company and their production Waka.

Waka tells the story of the Takitimu waka (canoe) from its origins in Samoa (round 1066) through its many journeys over three hundred years to its eventual arrival in New Zealand. Takitimu is the ancestral canoe of the Ngati Kahungunu tribe from the east coast of the North Island, and South Island, of New Zealand; its proud history is captured in concentrated economical bursts of music, dance, song and mime which
captivate the audience from first moments.
"Waka" will be showcased in the USA in September/October 2008. Watch this space
The Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand celebrates their 25th Anniversary on September 12 2008 with a special anniversary performance at the Hastings Opera House in New Zealand
Napier Review: WAKA

It is refreshing to see freedom and informality in a format which in Western society is generally governed by more restrictive dramatic codes and formal practices. Secure grounding in culture is certainly a central component; the conviction of the power of Takitimu waka engulfs actors and audience alike in the ebb and flow of the narrative. This celebratory power, like the mighty currents of the ocean, carries all before it.

Melbourne Review: WAKA

A new work from the Kahurangi Maori Dance Company - A powerful explosion of creative energy characterises this ebullient company and their production Waka.

Will be showcasing in the USA (West Coast thru to the East Coast) in September thru to October 2008
North America, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia and New Zealand
Presenting Taonga, Maori Myths and Tribal Legends and People of the Pacific
North America until the end of June 2008 & September 08 thru to June 09
Malaysia until the end of May 2008 & Jan - Dec 09
New Zealand term 2, 3, 4 2008
Term 3 - South Island, West Coast tour
Term 4: BOP & Hawkes Bay
Australia term 1 & 2 2008 and 1& 2 2009
September 12-14: Kahurangi's 25th Anniversary Launch
Hastings Opera House
November 13-16 2008: Takitimu Festival (Waikoko Gardens, Hawke's Bay Showgrounds New Zealand)
December 08: 25th Anniversary
Fiesta of Lights
January 09: Summer School Programme

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  • The Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre

    The Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre was at the forefront of the renaissance of the Maori Performing Arts, Formed in the late 1970's by Tama Huata and a team who shared his visions to present Maori Performing Arts in a dynamic and contemporary manner, our touring teams have travelled the world promoting cultural understanding, and inviting audiences to participate in their programmes.

    Kahurangi is a New Zealand treasure with extraordinary vitality, passion, strength and athleticism. The have thrilled audiences with their unique blend of Maori song, dance and heritage. The company employes outstanding young Maori performers who reflect the energy of Ngati Kahungunu carrying the listener on a journey of discovery and celebration.

    Their touring programmes annually incorporate North America, Asia, India, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand with performances at festivals, schools, corporate and official performances on behalf of the New Zealand Government.

    The range of shows are designed to appeal to all and include full theatrical performances such as "HAUHAKE - the Harvest" and now the new production "WAKA". They also offer programmes that provide an introduction and celebration of Pacific cultures.

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  • Ellison Huata
    Ellison Huata

    Kia Ora Everyone it is that time again. Boss is turning 60 this year and for those of you who dont know Kahurangi is having rehearsals for this up and coming occassion. Rehearsals are being held at 706 Albert Street, Hastings next one this coming Friday 5th Feb 6-8 Hope to see you all there. Take care

  • Ellison Huata
    Ellison Huata

    Kia Ora Everyone, The OG's are getting back together again for another special performance so for those of you who are interested email Narelle at Narelle.Huata@takitimu.ac.nz or phone the wa 06 8730041 for details. Take care and be good Much luff to everyone Ellison

  • Ellison Huata
    luv Ellison Huata

    Kia Ora Everyone, Just wanted to thank everyone - who have helped one way or another over the past 25 years. Much appreciation to you all - and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year. Arohatinonui Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand and the Huata whanau

  • Charlie Hoiho
    luv Charlie Hoiho

    had a mean time out in the states but its great to be home too

  • Joeanne Walters
    Joeanne Walters

    Hey Elle Cat! We have whanau here in DC asking bout the date and location for the Boston show so they can make arrangements to come up. Shoot me a note and let me know pleaseee. Thanks. Hope rehearsals are the bomb, give Cols and Ru big hugs when they come down for the show next month. Loves and smooches! Oh, and hi Boss :-)

  • Ellison Huata
    Ellison Huata

    Kia Ora Everyone, Friendly reminder Saturday rehearsals at 11am at the wa bring a plate or pot for pot luck, and if you are still needing information on registration for the 12th of September - 25th anniversary celebration begins then please email Lisa Paenga onesamuel@xtra.co.nz or click onto my page and you will find her there. For those who are interested in performing rehearsals are Wednesday nights 6 - 8pm this Saturday starting at 11am. hope to see you there. Kind regards, Ellison

  • Ellison Huata
    Ellison Huata

    Kia Ora Everyone, First weekend rehearsal for the 25th on the 16th starting at 11am - hope to see you all there take care

  • Ellison Huata
    luv Ellison Huata

    Kia Ora Everyone, The 25th is fast approaching - just wanted to give you a little insight for those who wish to come to the 25th Anniversary celebrations. Please register with Lisa Paenga her email address is onesamuel@xtra.co.nz or you can call the wa at 06 8730041. 12th of September is when it all begins, 25th anniversary performance will be at the Hawkes Bay Opera House (the old municipal) tickets will be on sale this week at the HB Opera House. You will receive the rest of the panui once you register.......so hurry up first in first serve. If you are wanting to perform please note you are all invited to take part in this, however you will need to do 2 things, register is one and the other is turn up for the rehearsals. Next rehearsal for our up and coming OG's at the Wa on the 23 of July from 6-8pm. Hope to see you all there, dont be shy and let the others know. Much love Ellison aka little Tama lol lol :)

  • Ellison Huata
    Ellison Huata

    Kia Ora to all the OG's, Letting you know that we are having a rehearsal tonight (Wednesday 16th & 23rd of July same time 6-8pm at the WA so see you all with your bells on.......

  • Toni Huata
    Toni Huata

    Kia ora Uncle Just wondering if you have received our email and text. Good to see you on Saturday, yet brief and hear from you soon Tx

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  • Ellison Huata
    Ellison Huata

    Kia Ora everyone, Hear ye Hear ye, all OG Kahurangi members - yes this means you..... Well it is that time again to pull out your little grass skirt and start extending it for the up and coming 25th anniversary performance lol lol lol but yes I am serious. Hinerangi came in today and wanted to get the rehearsals up and running for the Hyatt Kingsgate crew & OG members- and that is you. If you have any other contact details for any of the Kahurangi Alumni performers please get the word out and inform them that first rehearsals will be taking place at the Takitimu Performing Arts School Wednesday 9th July 2008 from 6-8pm. Kind regards, Ellison

  • Ellison Huata
    luv Ellison Huata

    DING DONG - Koro, Not long now, miss you and nanny and My Ariki and My Totara and my Kohanga 6 more sleeps - have a good day and travel safe koro Miss and love you heaps Journey & my parents xoxxoxoxo

  • Arna-Maree R
    Arna-Maree R

    Kia ora Tama how are you? How's the prep going for the anniversary show? I will look forward to seeing photos on bebo, Im good, liking it here in Aussie, hope that you are well:D

  • Kaycee Kiriona - Whanau
    luv Kaycee Kiriona - Whanau

    kiia 0ra ma2a! keii k0neii te ar0ha m0 tenei ra! mwah x x m w a h ` s z x x