Tangi wai…the cry of water
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:
Light & Mist Design:
Video & Light Design:
Clare Britton, Victoria Hunt
Annemaree Dalziel, Victoria Hunt
Wahine Mana Mentor :
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