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26.07 - 29.07 2022
Events & Exhibitions

My Grandfather is a Canoe

Pasifika, Performance
26 July 2022 -
/ My Grandfather is a Canoe brings the poems of Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna'i to the stage. To sail on voyaging waka in the Pacific with no land in sight is where this play begins in a journey filled with island music, love and laughter. Come share in an evening of Pacific creativity & performance.
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Fresh from its debut at Dunedin Fringe, and winner of the Auckland Fringe Touring Award, My Grandfather is a Canoe brings the poems of Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna’i to the stage. To sail on voyaging waka in the Pacific with no land in sight is where this play begins in a journey filled with island music, love and laughter. Come share in an evening of Pacific creativity and performance.

Directed by Marisiale Tunoka. Musical Director Hiliako Iaheto. A Flying Geese & Inati Collab. Tickets are $15 and $10. 26-29 July. Little Andromeda Theatre. Bookings can be made here 

Poet Laureate Tusiata Avia described the book of My Grandfather is a Canoe as “a waka to enter; sit and take in the vista of her world and the world of the greatest moana on the planet. Here is a waka to shelter in, to feel the roll and swell of aroha and grief, joy and the many people – from both land and sky – who inhabit this vessel. My Grandfather is a Canoe pulses with rhythms of the Pacific: story and song, laughter and tears, drumbeat and heartbeat.”.

 

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