Waiwhakaata – Reflections in the Water Waiwhakaata – Reflections in the Water

Waiwhakaata – Reflections in the Water

  • Dance
  • World Premiere

A return to ancestral origins and legacy. Mystical and magical beings. One man’s journey of self-rediscovery.

Having lost touch with his Māori heritage, caught up in the rat race of urban humanity and drifting further from his roots, Rehua takes us on his personal journey towards healing and redemption. A life-altering decision changes the pathway, guiding his return to the whenua and waterways of his forbears. Steeped in history, emotion, and an inherent connection with patupaiarehe, the ancestors guide Rehua as his identity resurfaces while learning to integrate his past with his present self.

Contemporary dance, explosive and innovative physical theatre, taonga puoro, and kōrero tuku iho combine to bring us this story of hope and reconnection.

Recommended for ages 11+

Contains strong Language, violence and smoke/haze

Early Bird tickets are available until 11:59pm 6 January 2022, or until allocation is exhausted.

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A Adult $55
A Early Bird $49
A Concession $49
A Group 6+ $49
A Under 30 $39
B Adult $45
B Early Bird $39
B Concession $39
B Group 6+ $39
B Under 30 $32
C Adult $35
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75min no interval

305 Queen Street
Auckland 1010

09 309 9771


Supported by

Commissioned by

Auckland Arts Festival and Co-produced with Eddie Elliott


  • Eddie Elliott
  • Niwa Milroy
  • Cian Parker
Matauranga Māori Advisor
  • Associate Professor Tom Roa
Taonga Puoro Artist
  • James Webster
Music Engineer & Voice Over Artist
  • Alistair Deverick
Lighting Designer & Production Manager
  • Jo Kilgour
  • Lance Loughlin
  • Lezharn Avia-Elliott
  • Sean MacDonald
  • Carl Tolentino
  • Chrissy Kokiri
  • Faith Schuster
  • Brydie Colquhoun
  • Toa Paranihi
Voice Over Artists
  • Niwa Milroy
  • Rodney Whanga
  • Te Aurere Firmin
  • Tamara Elliott
  • Te Rongopai Murray
  • Lezharn Avia-Elliott
  • Te Aurere Murray-Haiosi
  • Sioe Murray-Haiosi
  • Jinki Cambronero


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