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Pass the Mic with Hone Kouka

Pass The Mic with Hone Kouka

Our final instalment of Te Kopa Iti ā Toi video tutorials, through the Ngā Hua Toi advocacy pilot project.

Pass the Mic – a panel session with Māori theatre & dance artists. 2020 was a challenging time for creatives around the world, including Māori independent artists in Aotearoa.

This kōrero is hosted by Hone Kouka, Artistic Director of Kia Mau Festival and co-founder of Tawata Productions.

Tune in as we premiere this kōrero with our talented independent practitioners:

  • Contemporary dancer & Crazy Horse Paris burlesque performer Paige Shand
  • Playwright, Director & Composer with Mahi Mahi Productions Limited Hōhepa Waitoa
  • Emerging artist & Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School graduate Shanaia Boutsady

These artists discussed how the impact of COVID-19 has re-shaped their world (or not) as a creative, discuss their creative process, their biggest turn ons in performing arts and what their visions are for the future of our industry.

This kōrero was filmed in November 2020 under Alert Level 1 guidelines. This video is approximately 1 hour long.

Mauri ora!

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