Sunday, 9 September 2012
Ko te amorangi ki mua ko te hapai o ki muri”
The leader doesn’t advance forward without the support of those behind him
This week's whakatāuki was explained by Tama Huata nō Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pōrou
Wai Mihinui and Jamiee Warda walk Maraea Rakuraku through the set they designed for theatre production “The Prospect”. They talk through their process that started with reading the script to seeing actors interact with the set during its performances.
Set designers Wai Mihinui and Jamie Warda.
Nga Tāonga toi a Te Waka Toi is the annual Creative New Zealand Awards that recognise Māori who excel in their chosen artistic endeavours Te Tohu Toi Ke recipient this year is Tama Huata for his achievements in Performing Arts. Tama established the Kahurangi Māori Dance Theatre group and is the CEO of Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu which is where Justine Murray interviewed him.
Otaki based group Iwi released their first self-titled album in 1999 and it included songs like He Karanga, E nga Rangatahi and Kia Tupato. With a few changes to the group and musical direction, the second album Te Kawa Tuarua was released in July, this year. Justine Murray catches up with Kimo Winiata.
Waiata featured: Tu Mai Awa; Korimako; Te Manu Ronga performed by Kahurangi Māori Dance Theatre from the album Magically Māori (1989), Ebbtide performed by Māori Volcanics from the album Kia Ora (1977), Love me Do performed by The Beatles from the album Past Masters: Volume One (1988); Ka Tu Ka Ora, He Kitenga, Whiua, Takahia from the album Te Kawa Tuarua (2012)