16 Aug 2017
A reimagining of genre defying, interdisciplinary production Fa’aafa will take the stage at Auckland’s Basement Theatre from the 15th to the 19th of August.
Director Pati Solomona Tyrell brings to Fa’aafa a cast of emerging and established performers that expands on the cultural mythology and narrative of its original incarnation, which began as a one person show in 2015.
This powerful interdisciplinary piece of storytelling invokes dense cultural knowledge and translates Samoan epistemologies in a contemporary art language of movement and audio visuals for modern audiences.
Fa’aafa by its simplest definition is an ‘experience’. Fluid in language and physical phrase as it is in context and genre, Fa’aafa (a Samoan conception of half) is always in flux, existing in duality as a live performance and also as a digital moving image artwork. Featuring an entirely new soundscape, visual design, and poetry by award winning Samoan poet Tusiata Avia, Fa’aafa promises to bring an entirely new experience to new audiences.