Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator| Fri 19 Mar / Sat 20 Mar 2021
|Friday 19 March, 8pm
Saturday 20 March, 2pm
Saturday 20 March, 8pm
TIM FINN Composer and Lyricist*
TOM MCLEOD Arrangement and Additional Music
CÉLESTINE HITIURA VAITE Tahitian Monologist
ENA MANUIREVA Translation and Language Coach
JOHN G. DAVIES Director
PAUL WHELAN as James Cook
Aboard a cramped British scientific vessel in the vastness of the Pacific, two navigators find themselves locked on a collision course. One is a Tahitian priest, guided by his ancient knowledge of star pathways. The other a naval officer, desperate to prove both himself and his faith in science.
This beautiful and haunting new work by composer Tim Finn with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1769. Ihitai ‘Avei’a – Star Navigator explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other’s world.
The production is sung in English and Tahitian with English surtitles.
90 minute duration. Additional lyrics by Gary Henderson.
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