Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival presents


Gisborne Gisborne
Saturday to:
12 Oct
13 Oct


159 Bright Street, Gisborne

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CONCESSION 65+ with Gold Card, Student (Student ID Required), Community Services Card
CHILD 12 years & under**


CHILD 12 years & under**


Running Time: 59 minutes


159 Bright Street, Gisborne

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Shel We? and Meremere Combo
Buy a ticket to both our dance shows and get tickets at a discounted price.

A breath-taking, compelling and generous telling of one man’s story of the survivor in us all. 

Performed by critically acclaimed dancer, Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto), Meremere merges spoken word, music, dance and multimedia design into an entirely new form of storytelling. 

This is Rodney’s story – from a childhood spent on the pa under the eaves of  the Te Kooti designed Te Tokanganui-a-noho wharenui, to scaling the heights of an artistic career and living rough on the streets of San Francisco. Meremere explores the human response to the ebbs and flows of fortune, the transformative journey to inner strength and peace, and the immutable call of home - "Paradice".

Uplifting, surprising, intimate and incredibly engaging - this powerful performance features live music from the exceptional Eden Mulholland, as well a mesmerizing multimedia collaboration from Malia Johnston and Movement of the Human.

Recommended for ages 8 and over.

Theatre box office and refreshments open one hour before each show.

*Relaxed Performance - there will be a relaxed attitude to audience noise and movement during the performance, and some small changes will be made to the light and sound effects for the comfort of those with sensitivity issues or special needs. All ages welcome. A designated chill out area is provided and a visual story will be available to help prepare for your visit.

**Due to safety and restricted viewing, children are not permitted in the first row of the Circle (Rows A, B and C upstairs).

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