The brand new present by Christchurch Circus Belief and NgÄ Toi o te Rangi cultural group, Te Tau Hou, can be carried out on Friday and Saturday. The reveals are already bought out.

A brand new present combining kapa haka and aerial circus abilities goals to honor and discover Matariki to mark the primary time the annual celebration has taken place noticed with a public vacation.

The brand new present, which opens at Roy Stokes Corridor in New Brighton on Friday and has already bought out, is a collaboration between the Christchurch Circus Belief and cultural group Ngā Toi o te Rangi.

Lisa Wingfield, inventive director on the Christchurch Circus Belief, stated the present, referred to as Te Tau Hou, has 60 performers.

“It took 5 months to deliver this extremely huge manufacturing collectively,” she stated.

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The Christchurch Circus Belief and cultural group Ngā Toi o te Rangi created the brand new present.

“I actually needed to create one thing that might be part of that Matariki celebrations.

“We’re very honored to work with the Ngā Toi o te Rangi cultural group.

“All of us felt it was essential to have one thing that honored the significance of time.”

Wingfield stated the present options kapa haka performers, musicians, actors and aerial circus performers.

The present follows slightly boy named Tama as he embarks on a journey Discovery about Matariki, meet every star within the cluster and find out about their distinctive id and which means. Every star of the Matariki Star Cluster is represented by a unique aerial artist within the present.


Kapa haka artist Taipari Mahanga is a part of the Ngā Toi o te Rangi cultural group.

One of many present’s inventive administrators, Michelle Mahanga of Ngā Toi o te Rangi, stated the kapa haka items have been created for the present.

“While you collaborate with different genres, you need to create one thing very recent and new.

“It’s extremely rewarding work.”

She stated her household celebrated Matariki yearly.

“For my household, Matariki has at all times been about being in that place and time the place we are able to say goodbye to the folks we have misplaced and welcome the brand new alternatives that Matariki gives.”


Te Tau Hou artists rehearse forward of the sold-out Friday and Saturday reveals.

She stated the present was a present to the New Brighton group who did it lately needed to cope with foul odors coming from the close by sewage therapy plant.

“We deliver completely different artists collectively to deliver pleasure to our group and showcase Matariki.

“That is like our little Taonga or our Koha to offer to New Brighton and the Coastal Neighborhood.

“It should be spectacular”

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