She is Kōpū i te ao, Parearau i te pō and if her teke could talk it would sound like this.
KŌPŪ calls you into to a cheeky ballad of a show sharing the songs of our young wāhine Māori as they navigate this world, hairy nipples first, following in the footsteps of our naughty nannies from the kāuta.
Our kāhui whetū of multi-talented performers weave live music, performance, poetry, and poi to share a hilarious honest and no hold barred account of their experiences of wāhinetanga now; The day and night duality of being fiercely everything at once.
Kōpū has been in development since 2021. After covid cancelled the planned Auckland Arts Festival 2022 premiere presentation this talented team spent the year workshopping and sharing exclusive public showings of the work in progress. Audiences came online into our whare whakaari matihiko and saw behind the scenes and attended our Kōanga Festival showing at Basement Theatre. Here’s what they had to say…
So, kindly unpeg yourself from the patriarchy, check your white feminism at the door and join us in a hearty musical celebration of the ira Wāhine in us all.
KŌPŪ was originally commissioned by Auckland Arts Festival. This 2023 Premiere season is presented in partnership with Te Rēhia Theatre Company.
Ngahau | Te Reo Māori | Live music | Storytelling | Prose | Movement | Sass
All tickets to this event are General Admission and are currently available online.
$40 Tautoko Tīkiti (Supporting Te Pou Theatre and our artists)
$28 Pakeke (Standard Adult Ticket)
$26 Kaumātua (*Gold card)
$26 Hāpori (Whānau Turi, *Community Services card, *Equity Member)
$22 Rangatahi (*Student card)
$26 Rōpū (Group of 6+ adults)
*Proof of claim is required, please have your ID card ready to present when attending the event.
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When you arrive at Corban Estate, follow the signs that lead to our whare.
There is a scenic cycle way that leads to Corban Estate Arts Centre. Lock your bike up in the bike stand available on site.
Bus and train links arrive at Henderson Transport Centre, which is within walking distance to our whare. Check the public transport route in your area to plan your trip.
Follow parking directions as you enter into Corban Estate Arts Centre.
Our bar will be open pre show and at interval with a full range of beverages (non alcoholic and alcoholic).
Te Kauta will be open for tasty kai before the show including meals and snacks.
Our whare is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers.
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Please note, your walker will need to be stored away during the performance so that it’s not a trip hazard to other patrons. An usher will return your walker to you whenever you need it.
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We encourage you to share the gift of theatre by passing your ticket onto someone else to enjoy if you have to stay home.
This show contains adult themes, coarse language, racial slurs & content that may be offensive to some.