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Tangi wai…the cry of water

Victoria Hunt

Presented in Season 1 2017

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive

7pm, Tue 14 Mar
7pm, Wed 15 Mar
7pm, Thu 16 Mar
7pm, Fri 17 Mar
7pm, Sat 18 Mar
60 mins

Arts House, Meat Market 
Enter via 36 Courtney St,
North Melbourne

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Organic, electrifying and utterly immersive, Australian/Maori artist Victoria Hunt presents a richly detailed, large-scale work exploring mythology, cosmology and traditional wisdom in Tangi Wai… the cry of water.

Merging installation, theatre and dance, audiences are transported to the Maori realm of spirits Te Arai, an arduous passage at the precipice of human existence and the afterlife. Here, messengers from the past, bodies abandoned by spirit and urged by unknown forces, transform mythology into flesh and bone.

Choreography/ Direction/ Performer:
Victoria Hunt
Kristina Chan
Light & Mist Design:
Fausto Brusamolino
Video & Light Design:
Boris Bagattini
Sound Design:
James Brown
Object Design:
Clare Britton, Victoria Hunt


Costume Design:
Annemaree Dalziel, Victoria Hunt
Kia Whakamanawa: 
Charles Koroneho
Wahine Mana Mentor :
Aroha Yates-Smith
Rehearsal Assistant:
Linda Luke
Production Manager:
Mark Haslam
Rosalind Richards, Artful Management

Supported by – Tangi Wai…the cry of water was originally commissioned by Performance Space (Sydney). The Dance Massive Season is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Artful Management and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Bryony Jackson