Tiki Taane Mahuta launches at Re­gent

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After a stun­ning 2015 de­but, the Te Ru­nanga o Ngai Tahu sea­son of Tiki Taane

Mahuta, star­ring Tiki Taane, will launch its lat­est New Zealand tour at the Re­gent on Broad­way on Fri­day, May 19.

Tiki Taane Mahuta is pre­sented in part­ner­ship be­tween Taki Rua and Aotearoa Aerial Theatre Com­pany. Com­bin­ing theatre, aerial per­for­mance, con­tem­po­rary dance, kapa haka, mau rakau and hip hop, Tiki Taane Mahuta is one of New Zealand’s largest na­tion­ally-de­vised pro­duc­tions.

Cre­ated by Taki Rua Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Tanemahuta Gray and set to live mu­sic from iconic mu­si­cians Tiki Taane and Shapeshifter’s Sam Trevethick, Tiki Taane

Mahuta is a proud ex­pres­sion of Aotearoa iden­tity.

Tiki Taane Mahuta is a story about love and tragic loss. When a fa­tal car crash takes away the love of Karen’s life, and the fa­ther of her un­born child, it is up to the next gen­er­a­tion to re­pair the rift be­tween bro­ken fam­i­lies.

Karen’s son, guided by his fa­ther’s an­ces­tral lin­eage, is able to forge a path of for­give­ness and bring the fam­i­lies to­gether via their fu­ture prog­eny. Tatau pounamu. A gift of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and new be­gin­nings.

Both the show’s nar­ra­tive and sound­track emerge from award-win­ning Tiki Taane al­bums Past, Present, Fu­ture and In the World of Light. Tiki Taane and Sam Trevethick play live, sup­port­ing some of New Zealand’s best per­form­ers from the worlds of kapa haka, dance and theatre. The stag­ing also fea­tures au­dio­vi­sual pro­jec­tion from Aotearoa’s lead­ing mul­ti­me­dia de­sign­ers.

Gray hopes that those who come to ex­pe­ri­ence the show leave with an awareness of the strength they can har­ness if they reach out and con­nect to their own whaka­papa or fam­ily line.

For Tiki Taane, the show takes the mu­sic in­dus­try into a new space.

‘‘In Christchurch, I was ab­so­lutely blown away… I just had to be in­volved some­how. Tane al­ready nar­rated an in­cred­i­bly mov­ing story through dance and kapa haka, in­tro­duc­ing live mu­si­cal el­e­ments will

el­e­vate the jour­ney even more.

‘‘This show will be a ca­reer high­light for me, some­thing that I’m ex­cited to share with the world.’’

Tiki Taane Mahuta is pre­sented with key sup­port from Te Ru­nanga o Ngai Tahu and Cre­ative New Zealand. It per­forms at the Re­gent on Broad­way on Fri­day, May 19. Book­ings at Tick­etDirect.

Per­form­ers are thrown across the stage in a stun­ningly chore­ographed car crash.

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