6 Oct 2008

Pacific migration story taken to US

6:40 am on 6 October 2008

A great Pacific migration story has embarked on another journey.

Waatea News reports the Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre is touring the United Stage with Waka - a theatrical spectacular based on the story of the Takitimu canoe.

Its creator, Tama Huata, says the voyage encompasses all of the Pacific, from Hawaii to New Zealand 300 years after it was built.

The group of 20 performed Waka last month at a Pacific Festival in San Diego, and it's now headed for New Hampshire, Boston, Washington DC and Alaska.