Topic: Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

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Karetao Pūoro (singing puppets) are an ancient Māori treasure that to a large extent has been sleeping for generations. This performance was part of the Tauranga Moana Matariki Festival 2016 and featured traditional Māori instruments as well as puppets created by artist and puppeteer James Webster who performed with puppeteer Hinemoa Jones and traditional Māori composer and practitioner of taonga pūoro, Horomona Horo. Photos: Debbie McCauley.

Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016) 

 Horomona Horo, Hinemoa Jones & James Webster.

Through this performance, the karetao puoro (singing puppets) have been re-awakened to share their voice and tell the story Te Ao, a love story of Ranginui the sky father and Papatūānuku the earth mother. So intense was their love for each other, that they lay locked together in a tight embrace, confining their many children in darkness. Their offspring grew tired of this state of being and decided to separate their parents to allow light into the world and life to grow. 

Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

James Webster.

 

Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

 

Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

 

Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

 Horomona Horo.


Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

 

Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

 James Webster.


Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

 

Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

Hinemoa Jones.


Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

 

Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

 James Webster.


Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

 

Matariki Performance: Te Ao - The World (14 June 2016)

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Year:2016