Te Kumara Reka
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|Tue 1 Sep ’09, 10:00am–10:45am||
|Tue 1 Sep ’09, 1:00pm–1:45pm||
|Wed 2 Sep ’09, 10:00am–10:45am||
Where: Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- School groups, per person: $6.50
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Vodafone Events Centre
Te Kumara Reka by emerging Maori playwright Matiu Te Huki is a new Te Reo play commissioned by Taki Rua Productions that focuses on the power of positive reinforcement for rangatahi.
Whetu is an intelligent and talented student, content to hider her light for fear of being called a show off or big headed, something she considers to be very uncool. One day she is visited by Rua; a happy, fun loving and wise spirit who, remains unfazed by anything life may throw his way.
Through their meeting Whetu learns about the universal laws of attraction and she discovers that the power of positive thought can bring about positive results in her life. Along the way they encounter Waha, the school caretaker’s teenage son and wannabe hip hop gangster, who suggests her skills will best be used making cups of tea rather than taking centre stage. Waha’s negative words leave Whetu doubting her abilities and Rua’s guidance.
Rua’s unfazed approach to his newest challenge takes all three of them on a journey of discovery into the ancient Maori world where they examine Tikanga Maori and its relevance in today’s modern world. This insight gives Whetu and Waha an opportunity to put their Te Kumara Reka addresses big issues in an entertaining way by weaving together dance, waiata and humour.
Suitable for Whanau from ages 4 and up, Te Kumara Reka empowers rangatahi to say “Yes I am talented, beautiful, powerful and I’m ok with that!”