Made In Canterbury Presents
Iti Kahurangi

Sun 21 March 2021
Gloucester Room

“Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei.”

“Seek the treasure you value most dearly, and if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.” 

This whakataukī, or Māori proverb is about perseverance and endurance, and is a central theme for Ōtautahi-born Kahurangi Bronsson-George’s show. Kahurangi created this show in his third year of the Circus and Dance course at Te Kāhui Auaha, Wellington, as a way of exploring his whakapapa, (lineage) his Māoritanga, (cultural customs) and combining Māori theatre with Circus arts. His inspiration was the show Maui: One Man Against the Gods, which came to the Isaac Theatre in 2006. 

In a show that makes use of dynamic movement, storytelling, te reo Māori and projected imagery, Iti Kahurangi has been described as “visceral, heart-warming and important.” 

Some scenes may frighten young children.

Contains loud music, flashing lights and semi-nudity.

Upcoming performances

Sun 21 March 2021
8:00 pm