VISCERAL, ARRESTING AND IMMERSIVE
The past, present and future abruptly intersect in multi-disciplinary dance work Pōhutu, a rich synthesis of image, object, movement, and sound.
At the age of 88 Bianca's grandmother now has Alzheimers. Pōhutu draws parallels between a kuia's shapeshifting mind and the restlessness of her whenua 'Te Whakarewarewatanga-o-te-ope-taua-a-Wahiao, Rotorua'. Made from the echoes of lived experiences, of multi-layered realities and of re-imaginings, Pōhutu is a visceral experience not to be missed.
Pōhutu is created by visionary Aotearoa artists, choreographer Bianca Hyslop and artist Rowan Pierce
“Pohutu is astonishing. Not astonishing in the hyperbolic sense but in a my-heart-is-retreating-further-into-my-chest sense of the word.”
- Pantograph Punch
“This mesmerising performance was unwavering in its Māori voice, perspective and integrity. The applause erupted like a geyser.”
- Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
Pōhutu is a dance work that will continue to live in the minds of those who witness it for a long time ...It is simply stunning