"In 1997 the whare at Araiteuru marae was destroyed by arson. In 2003 the whare was rebuilt. Through an interdisciplinary use of dance, performance, video, sound, light, collected stories and memories Louise Potiki Bryant explores three integrated aspects of the Araiteuru marae: the importance of the wharenui to the community and to the individual; the mauri or life force of the whare; and, the relationship of the whare to the human body. Whakaruruhau is the shelter, the space within which Bryant moves, tells the story of a community, and in particular takes us to the story of Emma Potiki Grooby (Aunty Babe).” Susan Ballard, Catalogue for Whakaruruhau.
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