Meremere is a powerful, engaging autobiographical work from an exceptional artist, Rodney Bell | Ngāti Maniapoto.
‘This autobiographical, multi-disciplinary and life-affirming survival story drew the cheering opening night audience to its feet.’ Dominion Post, June 23, 2018
‘Meremere is a complex work of art where design, AV and lighting play as significant a role as story-telling, music and dance.’ NZ Herald, October 2016
Meremere is a courageous response to an incredible series of life events; an inspirational performance with live music from the equally exceptional artist, Eden Mulholland. Developed in collaboration with director Malia Johnston and Movement of the Human (MOTH). Meremere premiered to rave reviews in 2016 and has won Rodney the 2017 Arts Access Artistic Achievement Award, and the 2016 Attitude Artistic Achievement Award. In the 2018 Wellington Theatre Awards Rodney won The Grant Tilly Actor of the Year for Meremere, Eden won Sound Designer of the Year For Meremere and Rushes (another MOTH production), Rowan Pierce won Excellence for AV Design and Malia won Director of the Year for both productions.
SOUTH ISLAND TOUR 2019 (and a little of the North)
Otaki Māorilands July 26, 27. Click here for TICKETS
Nelson Theatre Royal July 30. Click here for TICKETS
Christchurch Arts Festival, The Piano, August 2,3,4. Click here for TICKETS
Hokitika The Regent, August 6. Ticketing details released soon
Oamaru Opera House, August 8. Click here for TICKETS
Dunedin, Glen Roy, August 10. Ticketing details released soon