Tuesday 8th October - Friday 11th October, 2002, at 7pm
Venue: The Physics Room
2nd floor, 209 Tuam St (above Alice in Videoland)
Turanga is an exciting performance combination of contemporary
dance, digital moving image, installation and music.
Turanga is also the name of the creative team; installation/performance
artists Louise Potiki Bryant: choreographer and Rachael Rakena:
digital moving images. They work together to create their own form
of interdisciplinary works which explore issues of identity.
Both artists whakapapa to Ngai Tahu, and are excited at presenting
this newly reworked piece in the heartland of their culture.
Inspired by cultural protocols of mihi, the performance work Turanga
marks out the gallery space as a symbolic whare, and explores the
space between standing places, the destructive forces of a changing
world on the cultural identity of Kai Tahu, and the resilient nature
of the individual.
Turanga have previously performed to critical acclaim at The Lightbox
Gallery, Awataha Marae, Artstation Gallery, and at Wellington City
They are delighted to be bringing this production for the first
time to Christchurch with a performance series running at The Physics
“What binds and grounds Turanga is their Tangata Whenuatanga
within a modern context. As a viewer I found it a very stimulating
and thought-provoking way of experiencing Maori art.” -
Reviews, Essays & Articles
TURANGA : Rachel Rakena, Louise Potiki Bryant.
Essay by Stephanie Oberg
In The Physics Room Annual 2002