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Floating Islands - Pacific Echoes

Photo with Mere Alan

An evening of narratives and live soundscapes.

Aotearoa’s most important writer Witi Ihimaera takes to the stage showcasing his contemporary interpretations of pūrakau from his new book, Navigating the Stars: Māori Creation Myths.  Floating Islands riffs through his memoirs and the journey travelled with whānau, with an ocean of sound created by musical polymath Kingsley Spargo and keyboard virtuoso Alan Brown.

The vocal strains of Hawke’s Bay based, renowned singer and actress Mere Boynton tether these elements, optimising the volatile dynamic between the abstract and the familiar, to create a unique and spellbinding evening.

Directed by Kim Meredith and Kingsley Melhuish.

Please note:  This line up has changed from what was previously advertised in our programme, due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Performance Times

  18 October 2020 7:30pm

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Arts Festival, Theatre, Contemporary Music

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