Lemi Ponifasio and his company MAU return to Carriageworks with the Australian premiere of Stones In Her Mouth. A ten-member ensemble of Maori women articulate a powerful and undisguised challenge – voiced through the Maori language, genealogy, spirituality and ceremony. Drawing on the Maori tradition of women as the writers of poetry and chant, MAU’s ensemble gives expression to resiliency and outrage in the face of social and political change. Through oratory, choral-work and dance, Stones In Her Mouth gives voice to intense personal emotions and holds a mirror to contemporary life. Presented by Carriageworks, Concertgebouw Brugge and Tjibaou Cultural Centre.

Image: MAU