City Gallery

Past event

Songs of Protest

11am Thu 5 August

Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School “Songs of Protest” performance brings to life the words, sounds and images of protest through poetry, dance, song and spoken word performance, an exploration of protest and activism. 

Working in rich collaboration with Toi Whakaari’s Arts Management, Costume and Design students, our 20 brave Actors delve into turbulent stories of protest from the diverse range of places of which the students themselves hail from - Aotearoa, the Pacific, the Middle East and Asia. 

Songs of Protest Director Tupe Lualua says, “The strong student voices of today recognising the courage of past protesters. The students were inspired by the Polynesian Panthers and the national call for an official government apology for the infamous Dawn Raids on the Pasifika communities of Aotearoa.” 

Songs of Protest Curated & Directed by Tupe Lualua & Mitch Tawhi Thomas Choreographed by Tupua Tigafua.

Special thanks to Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.