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Hono: Tells the story of the connection between Tūpuna and Mokopuna. Our Tūpuna are listening, watching, an outpouring of their wairua permeates, lifting us up even in our darkest hour.
We begin in Te Kore, before the light of Kahurangi or the highest Celestial glory of the Gods and before Man was.
As Hemi, Tahu and Aroha descend to Papatuanuku, Hemi is forced to live with the terror of PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder from the war. Through the nightmares and dark memories, he eventually learns to love. However, love comes with a cost.
Life is fragile for two young teenagers Billie and Honey who are seeking both love and attention. Left to endure their daily struggles, they wonder whether they will ever be enough.
Music Director: Matua Roman Greening
Bass: Zyah Greening
Electric Guitar: Alvin Brown
Keys: Helen MacKenzie
Percussion: Kyla Greening
Directed By: Whaea Noema Watene (Taiohi collaboration)
Set design and moving graphics: Matua Tuhoea and Nopera Watene
Video and Photography: Nopera Watene www.shotin4k.co.nz
Stage Managers: Whaea Rose Theuniz, Whaea Krystal Hapuku