14/03/13 | Auckland Arts Festival, Silo Park, Auckland, New Zealand
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1000 LOVERS is a performance that moves from sea to city through Auckland's Wynyard Quarter. A cast of mythical characters - Tuna (an eel-man), Hine (his lover), a bride, a widow and an urban tribe lead us on this journey.1000 LOVERS draws it's title from Auckland's Māori name Tāmaki Makau Rau, which translates not only as 'Isthmus of one thousand lovers', but may also be understood as 'Tāmaki-the bride sought by a hundred suitors.'
By re-enacting mythical, historical and everyday stories through music, design and dance the performance reveals hidden narratives and forgotten sites within this urban landscape.
1000 LOVERS follows a walkable route over a 50 minute timeframe, starting at Silo Park and ending on the steps of Karanga Plaza.
The performance is free but spectators may choose to hire headsets. The sound score provides an additional sensory layer to enhance this experience and can be downloaded here.