Kia Mau Festival stands upon whenua known as Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui – the head of the fish of Māui. The region of Wellington is known for the strength of Tāwhirimātea, the God of the Winds, this is the home of Kia Mau Festival.
From 01-15 June 2019, theatre + dance will be performed by Māori, Pasifika, and Indigenous artists and their companies from across Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa and the globe.
Artists, whānau, friends, communities, and audiences are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an Indigenous worldview.
In 2019, we mark the 5th year of Kia Mau Festival.
For more information on Kia Mau and for other locations visit the Kia Mau website
This Year's Line Up at BATS
- Over My Dead Body: LITTLE BLACK BITCH
- The Weekend
- Fishin' Chip
- Digging to Cambodia