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Taranaki Arts Festival - Poropiti: Prophet

Taranaki Arts Festival - Poropiti: Prophet

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  • Wed 23 Aug ’17, 8:00pm


Staples Rodway Crystal Palace, Puke Ariki Landing, 12 Ariki St, New Plymouth, New Plymouth


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premium: $35.00
  • Premium friend: $31.00
  • Premium restricted viewing: $31.00
  • General admission: $31.00

New Zealand/Aotearoa - Physical Theatre.

Come along to support the development of New Zealand Theatre for a show that explores the idea of prophets in Māoridom.

Actor Tola Newbery and musician Mara TK join forces for Poropiti: Prophet, a performance that features theatre, song, sound and movement.

Inspired by the influence of T W Rātana, both young men combine their Māori roots and their creative talents to share a vision of Aotearoa’s very own prophets.

Newbery is a graduate of Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School who, since graduating, has worked extensively in theatre and appeared in the 2013 movie, The Pa Boys.

Mara TK, the son of Māori psychedelic rock legend Billy TK, is fluent in voice, guitar, bass and beat machines. Outside of his band Electric Wire Hustle, the multi-award winning artist has recorded and performed with the likes of Kimbra, Fly My Pretties and Tim Finn.

In this highly visual work, the audience gets a chance to see innovative, fresh and ground-breaking theatre.

To the point: Physical theatre, exploration of prophets, Māori culture, song, sound, dance, multi-talented pair, highly visual, innovative and fresh.

Sponsored by: Tu Tama Wahine
Supported by: Creative New Zealand

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