The Flight - Te Rerenga Poster

Dates and times

Mon, Dec 3 - 10:30am & 1:00pm
Tue, Dec 4 - 10:30am & 1:00pm
Wed, Dec 5 - 10:30am & 1:00pm
Thu, Dec 6 - 10:30am & 1:00pm

Venue

The PumpHouse Theatre

Prices

All Tickets $12.00

Additional fees

Booking Fee $5.00 per booking
Card Processing Fee 2.5% per booking

How to get tickets

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About

TORO PIKOPIKO PUPPETS present the world’s first Māori Rock-Art Puppet Production. Jeffrey Addison (Ngai Tahu) and Whaitaima Te Whare (Ngati Tuwharetoa) are a dynamic performance duo with 22 years’ experience creating television programs for children and touring live puppet shows.  THE FLIGHT- TE RERENGA will be their most stunning, interactive and fun show they have ever made.

THE FLIGHT – TE RERENGA is an acoustic rock musical, featuring 100 fabulous ‘Flatso’ puppets inspired from ancient cave drawings made on Limestone cliffs and caves around the Timaru district. The show re-tells a Ngai Tahu legend about Pourangahua the Birdman and his epic flight to Aotearoa in search of his own kind.  The Birdman flies from cave to cave, meeting a host of colourful characters including Bats, Creepy Crawlies, Moa, Pouakai Eagles, Human Bird Hunters and their Dogs –  intent on making Pourangahua their next meal.

THE FLIGHT – TE RERENGA is a forty-five-minute show, with 8 catchy original songs written especially for years 1 – 8 primary school children.   This engaging production takes its audience back in time hundreds of years where they help animate a multitude of rock art puppets who meet up with the Birdman, while she is searching for her whanau. Children both watch and learn about our cultural heritage by taking part in this historic awakening of prehistoric rock art figures that have previously been fixed images on cliff walls and cave ceilings.

With research and development funding from Creative NZ, THE FLIGHT – TE RERENGA is a result of a collaboration with the staff of Te Ana Māori Rock Art Centre in Timaru. Their aim is to increase the appreciation and awareness of indigenous Rock Art among the nation’s children, so that they may value and help protect these vulnerable national treasures in the future.

 

School Bookings

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  • Please enter a value between 20 and 174.
    Include children AND all accompanying adults who will need seats. For fire safety reasons all children, including toddlers, attending a performance at The PumpHouse theatre must have a ticket and a seat of their own. Babies and young children who are not yet able to walk can be permitted entry at no charge. They must sit on their parent’s/caregiver’s knee at all times. You may provide a provisional number initially – i.e, a reasonable estimate of how many seats will be required.
  • Please indicate 2 or 3 preferences in case your first preference isn’t available.

 


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