As Tāmaki Makaurau faces another COVID-19 surge, Te Pou Theatre have responded with a reframing of their annual Kōanga Festival. While they had planned to be able to bring the community together kanohi ki te kanohi – in person – the reimagined free digital version brings new Māori storytelling directly into whare around Aotearoa and indeed the world from September 2 – 27.
Extending over the month of September, Māori storytelling and storytellers will be celebrated by a new presentation of the same components planned for the in-theatre programme. These theatrical offerings will be pre-recorded and premiere on YouTube on Fridays during the festival window, before being available through Te Pou's social media channels, all entirely free of charge.
Full schedule to be announced, visit Te Pou Theatre's website for up to date details.