ACTIVATION 

NOHOPUKU

OUR MOST RECENT ACTIVATION PIECE NOHOPUKU LAUNCHED LAST YEAR 2020 AS WELL AS OUR THEATRE ADAPTED FILM WHICH IS AVAILBALE FOR RENT 

RITU ALKEMI

RITU ALKEMI WAS SANCTIFIED THE YEAR 2019 AS PART OF BASEMENT THEATRE'S SEASON OF AUTUMN. 

PHOTOS AS WELL AS OUR TRAILER ARE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING BELOW

TE TAI RAWHITI FESTIVAL

IN COLLABORATION WITH TEINA MOETARA, A COUSIN OF OUR FAMILY, MAUI PŪTAHI WAS INITIATED TO OPEN THE FESTIVAL EMERCING A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ANCIENT GODS AND GODDESSES PARTICULAR TO MAORI CULTURE AND PARTICULAR TO THE CULTURE OF GISBORNES COMMUNITY 

TE TAIAO - TE PAPA MUSEUM

AS KAIHAKA FROM THE REKNOWNED KAPA HAKA TEAM "TU TE MANAWA MAUREA", TŪRONGO COLLECTIVE INITIATED THE OPENING OF THE TE TAIAO EXHIBITION IN SUPPORT OF THE CARETAKERS OF TE PAPA, WITH ACTIVATION CEREMONY, ANIMAL ACTIVATION AND STORY AND WANANGA WITHIN TE HAU KI TURANGA AND THE THEATRE 

R I T U      A L K E M I 

A section of the piece called Kwan Yin, in dedication of channellers and priestesses in active ceremony. 

R I T U    A L K E M I 

"The Union" a performative piece about male and female relationships and interactions. Learning about the divine feminine and divine masculine

R I T U  A L K E M I

First weeks activation at Basement Theatre. 

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Ritu Alkemi was a severly incredible experience around healing processes within indigenous spaces...the piece requires you to trust as a collective audience engaging in pain, in grief as a conduit for deep healing. It is not something familiar amongst western audiences..when I look at how we westerners grieve...we don't and as a result I find we pressure other indigenous beings to understand by stripping away their processes...banning them for their practices, their language... Ritu Alkemi was deeply ancient and those who participated in this active ceremony were among the few blessed to heal collectively 

- Sue Cartwright