A NEW WORK THAT EXAMINES WHAT IT IS TO BE HUMAN IN A CHAOTIC WORLD
WIRED is a state of mind, examining what it is to touch: to be touched, and what it is to be human in a chaotic world.
It is a journey towards something essential;
a moment where we come to life;
a rebirth into consciousness;
and returning to the womb, re-tracing one’s umbilical cord back to Papatuanuku, back to Mother Earth, back to your papakainga (home base).
“Whakahokia atu te pito ki te whenua houkura me tōna ukaipo, kai reira to tapu me te mana tupuna.”
The modern world is an artificial system of lines reaching from one person to the next. Lines that touch, speak, listen and feel – replacing faces with interfaces. Kaore to kanohi ki te kanohi – re-visioning intimacy as a place by oneself. Utopia, chaos, unrest and sublime inspire the conversations of power and control, which lead to disconnection.
Okareka Dance Company’s artistic directors and choreographers Taane Mete and Taiaroa Royal bring together another powerful combination of creative artists with the dynamic Sarah Foster-Sproull (choreography), the ingenious John Verryt (set), the provocative Vanda Karolczak (lighting) and an energetic Andrew Foster (dramaturge)
Together with 8 diverse dancers and performers, WIRED will re-stimulate your senses, and reinvigorate your body to rewire your brain.