Māui (Auckland, New Zealand)
1 Feb 2020 - 1 Jun 2022
Māui is an urban Pacific dance theatre work by Fresh Movement Arts Trust.
Māui primarily uses dance / movement to breakdown the attributes that make up the legendary Pacific demi-God. The goal for this show is that audiences find the spirit Māui inside of them and highlight what makes the people of the Pacific unique and special. Fresh Movement retells some of the famous stories of Māui including his birth, pulling up the Pacific Islands, beating the sun into submission, leading the pacific people as they navigate the mighty Pacific ocean and his untimely death.
Māui is a show for the whole family and leaves audiences full of life and motivation. As well as dance / movement, Māui utilizes live music, waiata (traditional Māori music), Pacific rituals, spoken word and animation to move the story forward and to bring life to the various adventures of Māui.