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Tamariki and Rangatahi Programme

We firmly believe in the benefits of engaging in the arts for our young people (for everyone, really).

From within our diverse programme, we have identified several offerings to spark joy and creativity in curious minds, from school matinees and suitable evening performances to opportunities to participate and get directly involved: music, dance, theatre, and hands-on creative expression, it’s all theirs for the taking.

Reduced price tickets are available to schools thanks to generous support from sponsors, funding agencies and private donations.
Thank you to those whose generosity enables us to offer these opportunities to our young ones.

For more information and to make a booking, please contact Shanine education@nelsonartsfestival.nz

School Matinees:

The Haka Party Incident
The Artist
Pīpī Paopao

School Evening Programme:

Flavio plays Frahm
Thoroughly Modern Māui
Matala
Tierra Y Mar Flamenco Project
Owls Do Cry

Student Participation:

workshops, exhibitions & the Mask Carnivale

THE HAKA PARTY INCIDENT

The last New Zealand war took place in Auckland in 1979. It lasted three minutes.

Click here for more information on The Haka Party Incident.

Where: Theatre Royal
When: Fri 22 Oct
Duration: 125 mins, incl. interval
Suitability: Years 9 - 13
Curriculum Link: Drama, Aotearoa History (contains references to violence)
[Education pack available]

Haka party

THE ARTIST

An artist arrives at his paint-splattered studio ready to create a new work. He waits for inspiration. When it finally comes, things don’t proceed quite as he would wish.

Click here for more information on The Artist.

Where: Theatre Royal
When: Wed 27 Oct
Duration: 60 mins, no interval
Suitability: Years 6 - 13
Curriculum link: Drama

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PĪPĪ PAOPAO

Pīpī Paopao weaves story and song, inspired by the unique characteristics of Aotearoa’s manu.

Click here for more information about Pīpī Paopao.

Where: At your Kohanga Reo or kindy
When: Tues 26 & Wed 27 Oct
Duration: 30 - 40 mins
Suitability: 2 - 5 years, pre-schoolers

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FLAVIO PLAYS FRAHM

Both deeply immersed in classical piano and masterful improvisation, Nils Frahm and Flavio Villani have the same worldview.

Click here for more information on Flavio plays Frahm.

Where: NCMA
When: Fri 22 Oct, 6.30 pm
Duration: 75 mins, no interval
Suitability: Years 9 - 13
Curriculum link: Music - Sound Art

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MĀUI

Many moons ago, a different kind of superhero ruled this side of the Pacific: Māui-Tikitiki-A-Taranga.

Click here for more information about Thoroughly Modern Māui.

Where: Theatre Royal
When: Mon 25 Oct
Duration: 60 mins
Suitability
: Years 9 - 13
Curriculum Link: Music - Sound Art, Drama

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MATALA

Dance and spoken word, song and pure energy, this exciting new work from Fua Creative celebrates growth, culture and new life — and the rangatahi of Waiharakeke Blenheim who co-created MATALA.

Click here for more information on Matala.

Where: Suter Theatre
When: Wed 27 - Thurs 28 Oct, 6.30 pm
Duration: 75 mins, no interval
Suitability: Years 9 - 13
Curriculum link: Drama, Dance, English (Spoken Word Poetry)

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How does a surfer of Lebanese/Aotearoa origin become a flamenco guitar star in Spain?

Click here for more information about Tierra Y Mar.

Where: NCMA
When: Thurs 28 Oct, 6.30 pm
Duration: 75 mins
Suitability
: Years 9 - 13
Curriculum Link: Music - Sound Art

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Theatre meets dance meets song meets the immutable power of Janet Frame’s words in award-winning Red Leap Theatre’s energetic contemporary response to Owls Do Cry.

Click here for more information on Owls Do Cry.

Where: Theatre Royal
When: Thurs 28 - Fri 29 Oct, 8.00 pm
Duration: 75 mins, no interval
Suitability: Years 11 - 13
Curriculum link: Drama, Dance
[Education pack available]

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STUDENT PARTICIPATION

THROUGH THE EYE OF WHAKATŪ
(in school workshops & exhibition)
Collaboration with Nelson Intermediate School

MATALA 
(in school workshop)
At your school | Thurs 28 Oct
Suitability: Years 9 - 13
Curriculum: Drama, Dance

SELINA TUSITALA MARSH: MOPHEAD & MOPHEAD TU
(in schools workshop)
At your school | Thurs 21 & Fri 22 Oct
Suitability: Years 5 - 8

MASK CARNIVALE
Whakatu Nelson CBD | Fri 29 Oct

MASK PARADE CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH CHLOE LOFTUS
Public Workshops | Sat 4 & Wed 8 Sept
Book your school/group for a workshop!

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