I am the house and the house is me. I dance the history of the house and she reveals my history.
TAKE (te reo Maori: issue, promise, challenge) weaves mana wahine, dance and archival materials to retell the story of the removal of the ancestral Maori meetinghouse, Hinemihi o te Ao Tawhito, from Aotearoa, New Zealand to England in 1892. It is a call to return Hinemihi, embodied by Australian born Maori dancer and performance artist, Victoria Hunt. Set in the liminal spaces between history and emotion TAKE unfolds a story of origins, of traumatic events and colonial violence.
Sunday 27 September 2020