Rutene Spooner and Holly Chappell
Kim Garrett, Justin Rogers & Laura Hasson
A new bi-lingual tale of wonder and delight from the same creative team that created Māui and the Sun.
Whakamīharotia ngā whetu o Matariki. Whāia te iti Kahurangi.
The Court Theatre brings mountains, oceans, sailing ships and stars to schools as young Kahurangi explores the skies above to discover the cultural, spiritual and personal meaning of Matariki.
Kahurangi embarks on a unique journey of discovery to visit the seven stars of Matariki, a star constellation representing a whānau (family) of six sisters and their mother, Matariki.
Matariki – the Little Eyes in the Sky tells the story of Kahurangi and her adventure to meet each of the sisters and their nurturing mother. Along the way she is given valuable life lessons in strength, sharing, kindness, encouragement and positive attitude, all under the watchful eye of Matariki.
Using live music and singing, large scale puppetry, storytelling, te reo (Māori language), kapa haka (Māori performance) and audience interaction, this magical story encourages students on their own journey of discovery, giving them a wonderful celebration of Matariki and the cultural diversity of their school.
To coincide with Matariki festival celebrations, Matariki – The Little Eyes in the Sky toured Canterbury primary schools from 30 May – 6 July 2016.