Takurua – Battle of the Brothers is an evening of dinner theatre, inspired by the ancient performance and hospitality traditions of Māori and Pasifika.
A stirring cultural experience, your evening will feature mouth-watering neo-Pasifika Cuisine from a team of Auckland's finest Pasifika chefs, led by Wallace Mua Frost from Euro Bar and Restaurant. Tuck in to a five-course banquet, and to whet the appetite between courses, marvel at stunning displays of Māori martial arts and Pasifika contemporary dance.
As the banquet progresses you will experience a thrilling battle between the spiritual forces representing different foods and lifestyles of Māori and Pasifika communities.
The ground-breaking Pasifika theatre company, Tala Pasifika Productions have gathered their finest performers for this riveting retelling of the traditional stories that have been passed down through the generations.
Drawing inspiration from Māori hākari and Pacific Island feasting rituals, Takurua demonstrates how Māori and Pasifika performing arts are intimately interwoven with hospitality.
From the welcoming and honouring of guests through Manaakitanga and Talimālō, guests will gain insights into indigenous practises in food preparation, presentation and story-telling.