• Falesā

    Hand-picked by the Auckland Arts Festival Artistic Director Carla van Zon, RAW features works at different stages in development – from concept onwards. Artists’ ideas are presented in-the-raw and it’s an opportunity for you to take a peek at the various processes, artistic practices and hard work that go into creating a production.


    Falesā is a work being developed for the stage using a fono matai process. Fono matai is based on the shared experiences and ideas of senior-level artists with strong cultural connections. This session presents the results of the fono as the artists share their thoughts about how they envisage Falesā growing out of this uniquely Pacific-focused process.


    In Falesā, three incarnations of Aituilelagi, the female Spirit of the Pacific, meet Jehovah’s missionaries as they surge into the Pacific.


    12 March


    Concept by Nathanial Lees with John Pule, Bill Urale, Ingelese Ete


    Loft Q Theatre, 305 Queen St, Auckland

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