Merging installation, theatre and dance, Tangi Wai…the cry of water transports audiences to the Maori realm of spirits Te Arai, an arduous passage at the precipice of human existence and the afterlife. Here, bodies abandoned by spirit and urged by unknown forces, transform mythology into flesh and bone. Hypnotic and utterly immersive, this ensemble piece is a powerful embodiment of female authority, ceremony and protest that asserts the power of indigenous creativity.
Winner Best Visual Design (Dance) 2018 Green Room Awards.
Choreography/ Direction/ Performer Victoria Hunt
Performer Kristina Chan
Light & Mist Design Fausto Brusamolino
Video & Light Design Boris Morris Bagattini
Sound Design James Brown
Object Design Clare Britton, Victoria Hunt
Costume Design Annemaree Dalziel, Justine Shih Pearson, Victoria Hunt
Kia Whakamanawa Charles Koroneho
Rehearsal Assistant Linda Luke
Performance Intern Skyla Love
Production Manager Mark Haslam
Producer Rosalind Richards, Artful Management
Original Tangi Wai Company (2015 Liveworks Festival, Carriageworks) Victoria Hunt, Kristina Chan, Imogen Cranna, Angela French, Linda Luke, Amy Mauvan, Catherine McNamara, Sophie Ndaba, Katina Olsen, Kirsten Packham, Taree Sansbury, Melinda Tyquin
Tangi Wai Company (2017 Dance Massive Festival, Arthouse’s Meat Market) Victoria Hunt, Kristina Chan, Imogen Cranna, Linda Luke, Melinda Tyquin, with Jacqueline Aylward, Chelsea Byrne, Isabella Whawhai Mason, Amelia McQueen, Emma Riches, Madeleine Towler Lovell, Patricia Wood.