Friday, February 6, 2015

Waitangi Day.

Re: The signing of NZ's founding document. That's what today's public holiday commemorates. There are always events around the Bay on Waitangi Day and I was only supposed to be dropping my Mum off at one, but when Mitchy text to tell me Tyler's dance group was performing as I got there, I decided to brave the cold and watch the 15 minute corporate show.

Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre.
Tyler is the last female on the right.

I really like the stylization of it. It's very avant-garde and controversial and if I was an idealist Maori, I'd probably disapprove because of the liberties they take in their delivery.
It's not authentic.
It's theatrical and it's great.

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