Ko tēnei te mihi maioha ki ngā tangata whenua o Te Ūpoko-o-te-Ika-a-Māui!
Pūtahi Festival will be returning to Pōneke in 2021 and will showcase rangatahi Māori and Pasifika theatre & dance practitioners from across Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa throughout the nine-day festival.
Pūtahi Festival will be presenting a series of theatre and dance pieces throughout the nine-day festival. This will be a celebration of PLAY, being on stage and creating work. Throughout 2020 many artists were unable to perform in person and on stage, and we are looking forward to celebrating our rangatahi and their works in progress in March 2021. Audiences are welcomed into a process that is artist centred and development focused.
Pūtahi Festival will be providing arts management skill workshops alongside the presentation element of the festival. These workshops aim to PLANT seeds of mātauranga within our artists, to help tautoko their future artistic careers. All Pūtahi Festival artists, as well as other Māori & Pasifika arts practitioners, will be able to participate in these free workshops. We aim to up-skill our community with vital knowledge such as producing, arts marketing, grant writing and more.
Nau mai, haere mai ki te Pūtahi Festival!