Encounter the sacred beauty of the forests of Fiji, the Solomons, Samoa and Aotearoa at Marama, a richly textured and potent new theatre work from internationally acclaimed company, The Conch.
In a nutshell:
Visually stunning, wordless theatre / Gorgeous hand-crafted puppets / Breath-taking design
Only 20 seats remaining for matinee. 60 seats now available for Thurs 3 March 6.30pm
Marama is a powerful call from women of the Pacific – the voices of a vanishing world.
The devastating effects of deforestation on their homelands and culture are brought startlingly to life through waiata, chants, dances and rituals gracefully and magically performed. As their story unfolds and as the women emerge from and disappear into their ever-changing environment, we are reminded of the ancient connection between a woman’s body and the earth and the strength and fragility of the ground upon which we all dwell.
Directed by the much-admired Nina Nawalowalo, with compositions based on field recordings and new works by renowned New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, indescribably beautiful design by Fabiana Piccioli (lighting designer for iTMOi) and set and costume by Nicole Cosgrove, Marama will leave you breathless.
Expose yourself to a world seldom seen at this touching, visceral show.
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Co-produced by Auckland Arts Festival and The Conch
Original Set Design by Nicole Cosgrove
Remount Set Design by John Verryt
Costume Design by Seraphina Tausilia
Warning: Contains strobe lighting
Photograph: John McDermott Photography
Post Show Q&A