Prop Help!

posted 9 Aug 2017, 00:04 by Nic Mason
Kia ora koutou, are you good with your hands? We are seeking someone who could help build a light, moveable, sacred "rock" (Te Ahu A Turanga). Below are some details about Te Ahu A Turanga:

"The large reddish-coloured rock that stands in the Manawatu River near the centre of the gorge was named ‘Hinepotae’ and a rock up on the Ruahine range just above the river ‘Te Ahu A Turanga (imua)’ meaning the sacred place of Turanga – an ancient ancestor of the Rangitane people both east and west of the Gorge.

The reddish rock was considered the guardian spirit of the gorge - a place where Maori travelling by canoe would recite karakia to ensure their safety. Legend has it that the rock always remains above water even when the river experiences its highest floods."

The prop will need to be quite large to stand out on stage but also light enough to transfer it down to the Regent. I am wondering if it might be coloured white and the Regent lighting staff can use their lighting techniques to colour the rock pinkish-red. 

Please contact me (Nic) if you can help!

Ngā mihi