Faces of Nature
Led by award winning artists Aloali'i Tapu and Tori Manley-Tapu, Ta’alili are a company that work in theatre, dance, stage design, film and visual art, exploring how perceptions shape communities and reflecting on personal experiences of tension between cultures, systems and stereotypes. Faces of Nature is an assertiveness of existence. Whilst faces and language are the premise of “otherness”, as articulated by philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas, the modern Kiwi experience lays bare the repeated notion that the image of Kiwiness is in relation to those who are at the centre. We share our experiences of living the modern Kiwi image; the turmoil and triumphs of living in a Euro-centric country. We search for what binds us together; for what gives us the delight in being with others. We assert our coexistence with the offerings of insight we give those who walk alongside us. See us. The young are attached to the faces of the growing technological presence, while the world ages and dissolves. We search for the moments of Being a member of Aotearoa before we are the Other things.
Suitable for ages 10+.