Moving, uplifting, and thought-provoking. A very special evening of music indeed.
— OTAGO DAILY TIMES
Our moana is living and breathing and Taonga Moana is a love letter to our oceans.
Join us as we present a musical and visual journey that transports you across the seas to explore the vulnerable beauty of our oceans.
Following the great Māori navigator Ui-Te-Rangiora on his quest to save the oceans, Taonga Moana is poetry that begs the question, will you protect the voice of the ocean?
Conducted by Dr Karen Grylls, with elegant direction and choreography by Arts Foundation Laureate Sara Brodie, this spectacular theatrical event features new music from eclectic Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and New Zealand’s Warren Maxwell.
On this evocative and uplifting journey, travel with our navigator to the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans to encounter whales, turtles and mysterious serpents.
He whakaaturanga toi ataata tēnei e pā ana ki te moana, ki tōna ātaahua, ki tōna tapu, me ōna tini āhuatanga katoa. Ko te ingoa o te whakaaturanga nei ko Taonga Moana, he whakaaturanga e whaiwhai ana i ngā tapuwae o te toki whakatere waka nei, o Hui-Te- Rangiora, ko tāna i whai ai, ko te oranga tonutanga o te moana.