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Faces of Nature

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Led by award-winning artists Aloali'i Tapu and Tori Manley-Tapu, Ta’alili explore how perceptions shape communities and reflecting on personal experiences of tension between cultures, systems and stereotypes.

Faces of Nature is an assertiveness of existence. Whilst faces and language are the premise of “otherness”, as articulated by philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas, the modern Kiwi experience lays bare the repeated notion that the image of Kiwi-ness is in relation to those who are at the centre.

We share our experiences of living the modern Kiwi image: the turmoil and triumphs of living in a Euro-centric country. We search for what binds us together; for what gives us the delight in being with others. 

Faces of Nature also features young Hawke’s Bay dancers who have come together as part of a workshop series by dancer and choreographer Aloali'i Tapu, supported Seidah Tuaoi and Rezpect Dance Studio.

This show runs for 70 minutes with no interval and is suitable for ages 10+.

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Performance Times

  25 October 2021 6:30pm

Ticket Price

  A Reserve Adult$44
  A Reserve Concession$39
  B Reserve Adult$34
  B Reserve Concession$29


Arts Festival, Dance

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