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Tangi Wai, the Cry of Water – Victoria Hunt – Dance Massive


Tue 14 Mar 2017, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Thu 16 Mar 2017, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 18 Mar 2017, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, Victoria

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Concession: $30.00
  • Student: $25.00
  • Package - General Admission: $25.50
  • Package - Concession: $17.00
  • Package - Student: $17.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Meat Market

Presented by Arts House.

Organic, electrifying and utterly immersive, Australian/Maori artist Victoria Hunt presents a richly detailed, viscerally realised and large-scale work exploring mythology, cosmology and traditional wisdom in Tangi Wai, The Cry of Water.

Merging installation, theatre and dance, audiences are transported to the Maori realm of spirits Te Arai, an arduous passage at the precipice of human existence and the afterlife. Here, messengers from the past, bodies abandoned by spirit and urged by unknown forces,transform mythology into flesh and bone.

Hunt’s breakthrough ensemble piece is a powerful embodiment of female authority, ceremony and protest that works to decolonise our thoughts and beliefs, reinstating the power of indigenous creativity through Pacific, Asian and Western dance practice.

A multidisciplinary team of artists craft an exquisitely layered, hypnotic composition of light, sound, movement, image and incantation – a forceful communion with the forgotten and the feared.

Choreography, Direction and Performer: Victoria Hunt
Performer: Kristina Chan
Light and Mist Design: Fausto Brusamolino
Video and Light Design: Boris Bagattini
Sound Design: James Brown
Object Design: Clare Britton, Victoria Hunt
Costume Design: Annemaree Dalziel, Victoria Hunt
Kia Whakamanawa: Charles Koroneho
Rehearsal Assistant: Linda Luke
Production Manager: Mark Haslam
Producer: Rosalind Richards, Artful Management
Tangi Wai Company: Victoria Hunt, Kristina Chan, Imogen Cranna, Linda Luke, Mel Tyquin

Warnings: Nudity, strobe and laser lighting

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