Te Houhi review

By Francesca Horsley In Dance

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6th October, 2011
Atamira Dance Company’s works draw strongly on history, confronting and reshaping contemporary Aotearoa identity with artistry and power. So it was in their latest work, Maaka Pepene’s Te Houhi. This time the story is about the crippling Treaty breaches inflicted by the crown on a Tuhoe hapu in Te Urewera. Framed as a vision by Te Kooti, the great 19th-century prophet and warrior, it is an elegiac weaving of historical, spiritual and metaphysical elements. The injustice of the separation of the land and its ...

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