I onamata, i noho katoa a Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa i raro i te mana o te tuahangata nei, o Māui-Tikitiki-a-Taranga. He toa a ia, he tipua, ā, inā ngā mahi nunui i tutuki i a ia. Ko Tama-i-te-ao tēnā koia Māui me te rā, ko te ika nui tēnā, koia Hāhā-te-whenua. Toro mai ki a Rutene Spooner, ka kitea pea nge te hanga o te tuahangata Māori o inamata. Kei tō tīkiti koe ka whiwhi kai, me tētehi inu.
Many moons ago, a superhero of a different kind ruled this side of the Pacific. His name was Māui-Tikitiki-A-Taranga – MĀUI.
A warrior and demigod, his adventures are woven into the fabric of Pacific history. In Aotearoa, this ‘Māori Superman’ was fast, fit, and funny. He was the total package. He slowed the sun, fished up the North Island and brought fire to the world – to name just a few of his feats!
Burgeoning music theatre star Rutene Spooner is channelling this Māori hero into a modern-day icon – complete with rhinestones and glitter. This ‘haka-boogie-hori’ will be pulling out all his tricks from the past and reincarnating Māui into a living breathing musical rock star before your very eyes. A bilingual cabaret featuring charmingly quick-witted songs, hilarious antics, and heart-felt storytelling.
Each ticket includes a complimentary drink and nibbles.
Presented by PANNZ and Metro Māori Productions. Developed in partnership with Auckland Live. Created with support from Creative New Zealand.
Audio Described Introduction
This Audio Described introduction to Thoroughly Modern Māui details the context, costume, set and lighting for the production.
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