Performed by critically acclaimed dancer, Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto), Meremere merges spoken word, music, dance and multimedia design into an entirely new form of storytelling.
Breath-taking, compelling and generous, this is Rodney’s story – from a childhood spent on the pā under the eaves of the Te Kooti designed Te Tokanganui-a-noho wharenui, to scaling the heights of an artistic career, then living rough on the streets of San Francisco. Meremere explores the human response to the ebbs and flows of fortune, the transformative journey to inner strength and peace, and the immutable call of home – “paradice”.
Uplifting, surprising, intimate and incredibly engaging - this powerful performance features live music from the exceptional Eden Mulholland as well a mesmerising multimedia collaboration from Malia Johnston and Movement of the Human.
“This autobiographical, multi-disciplinary and life-affirming survival story drew the cheering opening night audience to its feet.” - Dominion Post
“A layered, compelling, autobiographical performance powered with documentary footage, interviews, movement and imagery.” - NZ Herald
A Reserve $25, A Reserve Concession $20, B Reserve $20, Children $15.
Saturday at 2PM is a relaxed performance intended to cater for those who respond differently to live performance.
Due to safety and restricted viewing, children under 10 years are not permitted in the first row of the Circle (Rows A, B and C upstairs).
Wheelchair seats must be reserved in advance, please call iTICKET direct.
Theatre box office and refreshments open one hour before each show.