The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival proudly premieres the very first New Zealand performance of Hurihuri after being commissioned for the Commonwealth games in 2018. Hurihuri is constructed around the wheel and the idea of unity, fusing hip hop and contemporary movement with traditional kapa haka, live music, and aerial performance.
Wheelie masters perform against a live soundscape of drums, electronic music and taonga pūoro. Hurihuri fizzes with energy, magic and heart. The whirling, revolution of motion and sound builds through the power of the haka to a breath-taking finale, a high energy spectacular.
Hurihuri draws local kaihaka for this particular production from the kapa haka group ‘Te Pou o Mangataawhiri’, and is also working with exciting new artists Phodiso Dintwe who has created a new piece of music and lyrics especially for this production.This version of Hurihuri also welcomes the incredible 13-year-old Harper Heta to the stage.
Presented by Movement of the Human.