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Matala | Fua Creative | Nelson Arts Festival

Thu Oct 28th, 2021
Suter Theatre,
Nelson, Nelson

Doors open
Gig starts
All Ages
Cover charge*
$26 - 36 pl
*Guide only - booking fees may apply
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The Suter Theatre | Wed 27 Oct & Thurs 28 Oct | 6.30PM | 60mins | $26 - $36 plus service fees

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

MATALA. In Tongan, matala is often used to describe the growth or ‘blooming’ of flowers.

Created through the lens of Fua Creative Co-Directors Vita and Nicole Vaka, TEDxManukau spoken word master Sheldon Rua, Kimi Young (Black Grace’s UrbanYOUTHMovement, Top of the South Film Festival Gold Reel selection 2020), MATALA represents the new wave of Pasifika voices in Te Tau Ihu in a fusion of original song and music, spoken word, krump and contemporary dance.

Trigger Warning: Mental illness, racism
Content Warning: Full black out

alternative, world, Fua Creative

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Matala | Fua Creative | Nelson Arts Festival
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Suter Theatre, Nelson

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