| Music, Fashion, Dance, Theatre & Art Collide in an Urban Love Story |

Defiant dance, big bold beats and a story of love, The Beautiful Ones is created by Hone Kouka and featuring live vocals and a return to acting by Ria Hall.  Projected imagery, live music, beats, fierce dance and late night talk collide to produce an electrifying underground experience with an urban Pacific flavour.

The Beautiful Ones invites the audience onto the large scale set with open dance floor, and into the dynamic and heady world of Hana and Ihia. Will the promise the young lovers made to each other withstand the temptations of the modern world?

Visually striking, this multi-media work features music by rising producer K*Saba and award winning musician Tama Waipara. Choreographed by Tai Paitai, teamed with design by artist Johnson Witehira and fashion stylist Sopheak Seng.  The Beautiful Ones is dramaturged by Dolina Wehipeihana.

A highly talented crew have brought this site specific performance to life with performances by Ria Hall (AIA Marae DIY), Tia Maipi (Born To Dance), Scotty Cotter (The Rehearsal), Sharn Te Pou, Paige Shand (As Night Falls), Te Hau Winitana, Mapihi Kelland, Manarangi Mua, Braedyn Togi and Raai Badeeu.  For more information contact producer Mīria George, +64210501765.

‘loud, brash and youthful’ Hone Kouka

‘poetic, lyrical and highly original…’ The Dominion Post

Image by Matt Grace featuring Bianca Hyslop