The Beautiful Ones by Hone Kouka,

Tawata Productions in association with Auckland Live presents The Beautiful Ones

Defiant dance, big bold beats and a story of love. Featuring live vocals and a return to acting by Ria Hall.

The Beautiful Ones brings the late night sheen of a city club to Aotea Centre’s Lower NZI from 19 – 26 November. Projected imagery, live music, beats, fierce dance and late night talk collide to produce an electrifying underground experience with an urban Pacific flavour.

The Beautiful Ones invites the audience onto the large scale set with open dance floor, and into the dynamic and heady world of Hana and Ihia. Will the promise the young lovers made to each other withstand the temptations of the modern world?

Auckland Live is proud to partner with Tawata Productions on this unique immersive experience, led by Hone Kouka (Ngāti Porou, an acclaimed Māori screen and stage writer.

A highly talented crew have brought this site specific performance to life with performances by Ria Hall (AIA Marae DIY), Tia Maipi (Born To Dance), Scotty Cotter (The Rehearsal), Sharn Te Pou, Paige Shand (As Night Falls), Te Hau Winitana, Braedyn Togi and Raai Badeeu.

‘Kouka describes the production as “loud, brash and youthful”. And while it is all of these it is also poetic, lyrical and highly original with some exquisite dance routines… a uniquely satisfying and very entertaining work’ –The Dominion Post

Saturday 19 November 2016
8:00pm & 11:00pm (Late Night Club Show)

Tuesday 22 November 2016
Wednesday 23 November 2016
Thursday 24 November 2016
Friday 25 November 2016
Saturday 26 November 2016

Aotea Centre,


For media enquiries please contact
Bex Martelletti at Elephant Publicity
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