New Wave - Te Auaha Season


Join us for a joyful, thrilling and tightly-packed showcase of diverse toi pasifika talent at Te Auaha – the New Zealand Institute of Creativity.

Looking for the One-Night Only show at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa on 13 November?
Head here instead!

Whitireia Performing Arts proudly presents NEW WAVE, a production that showcases and celebrates the course's graduating students. Experience the past, present and future of kapa haka, Siva Samoa, Cook Islands dance and Pacific contemporary performance, as these emerging artists prepare to take their talents all over Aotearoa and the world.

This brand-new show takes inspiration from the tutors' and students' reflections on the time spent training, learning and living during this year's COVID-19 lockdown.

"Titiro whakamuri, kokiri whakamua means Look back and reflect so you can move forward" explains Performing Arts head tutor Taofi Nehemia.

"It has been a year of uncertainty and loss, but through it all we have built resilience. An opportunity was given to reflect, take in what is important and nurture our passion, so we're excited to take to the stage and share these stories with you."

80 minutes, Tickets $10-$18

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