Works by Le Moana
Inspired by the memories of Avea'i Fui, and the research of Dr. John Ryan McLane, 1918 is a response to the devastating Spanish Influenza Pandemic of that same year which swept across the globe but had its worst effects in then New Zealand colony of Western Samoa. This devastating disease claimed the lives of almost a third of the total population of Sāmoa and became a catalyst for Sāmoa's resistance against the New Zealand colonial government.
Critics choice award - San Diego International Fringe Festival
Top Box office award - Spreckels' Theatre San Diego
"A HEADY, POIGNANT AND POLISHED WORK" - Theatreview
Fatu Na Totō
Written and directed by Tupe Lualua, this dance theatre work is a contribution to the migration story. Addressing issues of culture, displacement, identity, love and loyalty. Creatively woven together and expressed through live music and intricate yet striking choreography.
'Best Ensemble' award - San Diego International Fringe Festival 2018
“…this work sails in a new direction, and enlarges the world” – Theatreview Auckland
“Such power and such grace” – Theatreview Wellington
“I was still smiling hours later” – Capital Times
Sensual submission laced with live funk, explosive dancing and intoxicating melodies. Peep into the world of Wellington’s infamous 1970s strip club, the Purple Onion.
Established in the mid 1960s, the infamous burlesque parlour was Wellington’s premiere strip club attracting some of New Zealand's social elite as well as its fair share of dubious characters.