Saturday, 3 October 2015

Summary of the WHOLE Production...

As said in a previous post, I'm here to summarize the production, but for now, it's going to be for one post. I can do this, I can summarize the whole production without any rambling. Let's go.

From where we left off...well, we didn't leave from anywhere...I don't know if that makes sense-URGH! Okay, let's just start from the beginning then!

So there was an island nation called Hawaiki, and it was a good place to live in. But then, as time went by, life got hard. Families became bigger, villages went into the forests, and people were hungry, but animals were hard to hunt. There was Kupe in one of the villages, living with his family. Rata was his wife. His son was Tane, and his daughter was Aroha. Kupe then, with his family, decided to go on a journey to a new island to practise new values for their new community.

They set off for a month before they came to Hawaii. A hawaiian chief greeted them all, along with some of this villagers, and then, the "village" performs a song for them. In reality, as a production, the Hawaiian group performed, singing "Over the Rainbow" with a range of instruments.

Kupe and his family thanked the Hawaiian Chief for their hospitality, and set off to Fiji, where a Fijian Chief shares an old tale. It was about a warrior called Tui-na-Iviqalita (pronounced, if it is correct, too-ee-nah-ee-vee-gah-lee-tah), and he catches what first felt like an eel, but turned out to be a Spirit God, who, for letting him go, gives Tui the power of fire, in which he would not feel any effect from fire, especially when walking on hot stones! Nowadays, direct descendants of Tui are known as Bete (beh-deh), or, high priest, of the fire walkers of Fiji.

Kupe and his family thanked the village for their hospitality, and as they sailed off, a performance, was performed. Great song, by the way.

The next island they went to was...uhh...what was it...oh, yes, the Cook Islands. They were greeted the same way as they were in the last two islands they visited, and a performance occurred. My sister was in that group, and even with a bit of corrections, it was still fantastic. The whole group, not just my sister. Then it was the intermission.

After the intermission, Kupe and his family continued their Malaga (which means 'Journey' by the way) to Samoa, located at the heart of all Polynesian islands. Same thing again, a chief comes out with some of his villagers to greet the family, and they share a myth. The myth is called, "Sina and the Eel". A girl called Sina like an eel, who was said to have been once a prince. The eel became more demanding, and ended up being slaughtered by Sina's cousin. Ouch. By the way, I did some posts about this myth.

For one of the posts, click here for the post. The Samoan group then performed.

When they left Samoa, they sailed into Tonga. They were greeted once more, and were told a story about the Octopus and the Rat. The ending, in summary, was that the Octopus now hated the Rat because the Rat pooped on his head...and after the myth, Kupe and the family thanked them for their hospitality

Annd they then they thanked them, and set off to the next island nation, which was surrounded by a long, white, cloud. It was Aotearoa, the land of the long, white cloud. They were greeted, and were told a story about how Maui slowed the Sun. After hearing the myth, Kupe and his family...

Decided to stay in Aotearoa, as their new land, their new community, in which they would respect the natural resources and build their new community, showing true manaakitanga, rangimarie, tutkumarie, and whanaungatanga.

They lived in their new land, happily ever after. No, that's not it, thank you for listening to this summary. This took over a day to put it into one post, but it's worth it!

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