Sunday, 25 October 2020

Te Moana Glow Show




Purely my accident my daughter and I found this in our town set up in our park.  They were only there apparently for one day and the Glow Show Company, as they are called are a magical glow in the dark giant scale puppet show for 2-10 year olds - since we were both adults we just had a look around.



"Tuia Matauranga" from what I work out is something to do with knowledge in the Maori language and the whole show focuses on "Takutai Moana" or coastal sea and "Te moana nui a Kiwa" or the Pacific Ocean with it being all about our "kai moana" or seafood. 




Inside the trailer there were diagrams, illustrations and boards set up. Because we were so interested we were given a colouring book and pencils which we were pass onto my brother's children. 




So as it's rich in Te Reo Maori langage, it's an upbeat show with catchy music and has a question and answer session afterwards. 




The show runs for about 45 minutes, the trailer has been designed for touring purposes and there are 40 puppets in all.




 The production was created by Sarah Burren who collaborated with Midge Perez. Because they recognized the significance of Matariki (meaning a celebration, spending time with family as well as agriculture and restarting the Maori calender) to many Kiwis they also collaborated with a Kaumatua (a Maori elder) Dr Haare Williams. 

Linking up with Mural Monday.


20 comments:

Tom said...

...it's not fair to limit it to kids 10 and under!

Susan Heather said...

I presume it will be heading this way. I am a kid at heart.

Graham Edwards said...

This is where 'borrowing' a toddler comes in handy if one doesn't have one of one's own.

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful project! Love it. I wouldn´t mind the age, either, it should welcome anybody interested! The more the better! We all want to learn, esp in a fun way!

local alien said...

What a great idea. A fun way to learn.

Bill said...

It's wonderful that you came across this. Sounds great for kids any age.

Mae Travels said...

Very nice find! What luck.

be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

kwarkito said...

it's a wonderful project for kids. And the design is very nice.

NatureFootstep said...

quite intersting :)

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! What a show and awesome photos ~ thanks ^_^

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How fun to stumble on something like this! I’d want to pretend I was a kid (it would be pretty hard to get away with that at my advanced age), but I have never outgrown this sort of thing.

At Home In New Zealand said...

It sounds great. A shame they didn't advertise it a bit more.

Sami said...

Great find Amy. What a pity the exhibition was for under 10's only.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals

eileeninmd said...

I would enjoy this show, looks great. Take care, enjoy your new week!

Sharon said...

That looks fascinating. You were lucky to find it.

Jackie McGuinness said...

I agree with Tom, not fair! I would love seeing this.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is very cool. Good for kids of all ages!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds like a lot of fun Amy and educational too. Children learn so much more when it's taught this way 💙

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Muy bien elaborado, para atrae la atención de los visitantes.

Rhonda Albom said...

Small world story, my daughter made the costumes for that show and sewed the puppets for next year's show.

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