17 Feb 2024

Not pie in the sky: Tanemahuta Gray

From Saturday Morning, 11:35 am on 17 February 2024

The epic Te Arawa legend of Hatupatu and the bird woman Kurungaituku is centre stage at the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts.

The gravity-defying feast for the eyes brings aerial choreography, kapa haka and dance to this tale of forbidden love.

'Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: A forbidden love' opens on February 20 at the Tawhiti Warehouse in Wellington.

The show is the work of award-winning artistic director and aerialist Tānemahuta Gray.

Hatupatu production July 2023.

Hatupatu production July 2023. Photo: Stephen A'Court