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KŌPŪ

RAUMATI TOUR 2024

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, Gisborne 8 - 10 Feb

Māorilands Hub, Ōtaki 16 - 17 Feb

Hamilton Arts Festival, Kirikiriroa, 24 Feb

She is Kōpū i te ao, Parearau i te pō and if her teke could talk it would sound like this.

 

KŌPŪ is a cheeky ballad of show sharing the song of our young wāhine Māori as they navigate this world, hairy nipples first, folllowing in the footsteps of our naughty nannies from the kauta.   

Our kāhui whetū of multi-talented performers weave live music, performance, poetry, and poi to share a hilarious honest and no hold barred account of their experiences of wāhinetanga now; The day and night duality of being fiercely everything at once.

Originally commissioned by Auckland Arts Festival and developed by Te Pou Theatre, KŌPŪ premiered at Te Pou in May 2023 to standing ovations and sell out shows. The work then toured to Kia Mau Festival in June 2023 with more sold out performances. 

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"a series of beautifully crafted vignettes superbly performed"

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"Kōpū is a hilarious celebration, liberation, and at times, a gut-wrenching “me too sis” to wāhine in a world where Western womanhood is the standard."

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"Kōpū is the riotous and empowering thrill ride through the experiences of wāhine Māori that everyone needs to see."

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