Once upon a time I was told that I was divine. Once upon a time I believed I was divine. Now I’m not so sure.
My mother told me once about a taniwha who had a great secret that would change the world as we know it. She lived on every bend of the river banks. She told me “ko te awa ko koe, ko au te awa.”
Ngā Hine are honoured to be sharing their Hine kaupapa as part of the Hamilton Garden Arts Festival.
Hine dances the veil between our divinity and our human reality, reclaiming the sacredness of Papatūānuku, Earth Mother, through ceremony, dance, and waiata. The show activates te mana o te wahine, celebrating te whare tangata by weaving together sacred stories and sacred rites.