World Premiere
The TV3 Season of

Paniora!

Auckland Theatre Company (New Zealand) with Okareka Dance Company (New Zealand)

  • Paniora!

Auckland Theatre Company (New Zealand) with Okareka Dance Company (New Zealand)

This passionate family odyssey by Arts Foundation Laureate Briar Grace-Smith captures a whānau fighting to preserve its unique heritage. 

The Paniora are a hapū with Spanish blood coursing through their veins. Prosperous and proud, the Martinez family lives in an elegant homestead where they speak Spanish, cook tapas and dance flamenco. Yet beneath their fervent pride they have demons to face and a family revolution looming. The one thing that can bring the Paniora together – their casta, or spirit – is the thing that is driving them apart.

Directed by Colin McColl and starring Nancy Brunning, Kirk Torrance, Hera Dunleavy, Barnie Duncan, Calvin Tuteao and Taiaroa Royal with choreography by Taane Mete. 

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