the first week of the New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Te
Taurima o Aotearoa, guest curator Lemi Ponifasio brings his
radical approach to art and performance to Porirua as part
of Te Ata, a festival within the Festival. Te Ata will be held
at venues throughout Porirua, with events at Pātaka Art
+ Museum, Te Rauparaha Arena and other locations.
Te Ata invites young people to take the lead, engaging in creative development, conversations, and a week of public performances created with the community of Porirua and artists who include: US dance group FLEXN, addressing social justice issues through dance, Soweto-born composer and protest music producer Neo Muyanga, Indonesian theatre maker Helmi Prasetyo, US youth poet laureate Kara Jackson, artist and activist Jessica Hansell (aka Coco Solid), winner of the German Theatre Prize Aloalii Tapu, Grammy award-winning opera singer Jonathan Lemalu, baritone Kawiti Waetford, the Sinfonia for Hope Orchestra, and Virtuoso Strings.
A full list of exciting Festival events for all ages can be found on the New Zealand Festival of the Arts website: https://www.festival.nz/te-ata/