Auckland Arts Festival and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery present the New Zealand premiere of an exhibition and performance series by artists Louise Potiki Bryant and Santee Smith.
Blood Water Earth is a ritual, an embodied incantation, traversing sacred alignments from cosmos to womb to whenua. Weaving performance, video, and music, it channels the ancestral, elemental, and the dream, awakening pre-colonial knowledges. Acknowledging inter-connectedness and shared experiences of Indigenous woman, Blood Water Earth places Konkwehon:we/Mana Wahine worldview in the vanguard.
This will be the premiere performance of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Blood Water Earth in Aotearoa and Santee Smith’s first time performing in Tamaki Makaurau.
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.
Blood Water Earth performances take place on Saturday 9 March, 8pm and Sunday 10 March, 6pm. Tickets available via the Auckland Arts Festival website.
The exhibition Blood Water Earth runs at Te Uru 2 March - 19 May 2019.
Image: Blood Water Earth performance. Photo by Ian R Maracle.