As part of the SouthSide Arts Festival, The Okareka Dance Company presents the Koanga youth performance of ‘Where is home”
A performance that asks what we consider home in in our multi-cultural, multi racial country.
New Zealand is such a multi-cultural, multi-racial country and with up to 3 – 4 generations of any one culture now residing here, where do these new, young cultures consider home?“DO YOU CONNECT WITH YOUR BLOOD?”“DO YOU BELONG OR THINK YOU BELONG TO YOUR ‘MOTHER-LAND’?”“WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ‘WHENUA’ OF AOTEAROA?”“WHAT DO YOU CALL HOME?”
Through movement, dance, voice and song these young performers will delve into these pertinent questions, telling their stories of where they come from and how they got here, of their values of blood against values of survival and pose the question of “Why they continue to stay?”By tracing their genealogy the youth will find where they come from, how they got here and how long they’ve been here.
This hour long performance will give an insight into how the youth of today relate to the environment they were brought up in, their life in Aotearoa and, if any, their blood-ties to their ‘Home-Land’.
Saturday 26th October 2013
Sunday 27th October 2013
2:30pm and 7:30pm
Mangere Arts Centre
Corner Bader Drive and Orly Avenue