Tangi Wai… the cry of water

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Victoria Hunt’s Tangi Wai…the cry of water is an exquisitely layered work exploring mythology, cosmology and traditional wisdom. Victoria has drawn on the talents of her multi-disciplinary team to investigate the transformative qualities of light, water, images and incantations. The impressive creative team included first-time collaborations with lighting designer Fausto Brusamolino and dancer Kristina Chan and a powerful company of women.

Merging installation, theatre and dance, Tangi Wai…the cry of water transports audiences to the Maori realm of spirits Te Arai, an arduous passage at the precipice of human existence and the afterlife. Here, bodies abandoned by spirit and urged by unknown forces, transform mythology into flesh and bone. Hypnotic and utterly immersive, this ensemble piece is a powerful embodiment of female authority, ceremony and protest that asserts the power of indigenous creativity

World premiere of Tangi Wai…the cry of water - Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney 28-31 October 2015

Concept/Choreography/Direction/Performer Victoria Hunt
Dancer- choreographer Kristina Chan
Light & Mist Design/Production ManagerFausto Brusamolino
Video & Light DesignBoris Morris Bagattini
Sound DesignJames Brown
Object DesignClare Britton, Victoria Hunt
Costume DesignAnnmaree Dalziel, Justine Shih Pearson, Victoria Hunt
Bodyweather MentorTess de Quincey
Wahine Mana MentorAroha Yates-Smith
Kia WhakamanawaCharles Koroneho
Rehearsal AssistantLinda Luke
Dance Massive Performance InternSkyla Love
Production ManagerMark Haslam
ProducerRosalind Richards - Artful Management
Original Tangi Wai Company Victoria Hunt, Kristina Chan, Imogen Cranna, Angela French, Linda Luke Amy Mauvan, Catherine McNamara, Sophie Ndaba, Katina Olsen, Kirsten Packham, Taree Sansbury, Melinda Tyquin
Dance Massive Tangi Wai Company Victoria Hunt, Kristina Chan, Imogen Cranna, Linda Luke and Melinda Tyquin with Jacqueline Aylward, Chelsea Byrne, Isabella Whawhai Mason, Amelia McQueen, Emma Riches, Madeleine Towler Lovell, Patricia Wood.

Tangi Wai…the cry of water was originally commissioned by Performance Space and developed with the support of University of Sydney through the Department of Performance Studies and through Critical Path in association with Creative Practice Lab in the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW. The Dance Massive season was 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.

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