Te Molimau

By Taofia Pelesasa

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 7 – 24 August 2019

    Vitolina, a young woman is the only person who remains on the sinking Pacific nation of Tokelau in its final moments above the ocean. It’s both a blessing and a burden. The others have all made the journey of resettlement to Australia & she remains to witness her Motherland take its final breath, pondering the uncertainty of her future and everything that once made her people who they were.

    She must dance a final Fatele for her home and farewell what once was.

    Set between Tokelau & Western Sydney and against the changing Pacific landscape Te Molimau is a conversation about ‘Home’, about what makes us who we are and how to navigate new Oceans when the Vaka which carried us for generations can do so no longer.


    Presented in association with Black Birds Creative Arts Co.


    Playwright Taofia Pelesasa
    Director Emele Ugavule
    Assistant Director Ayeesha Ash
    Lighting Designer Amber Silk
    Choreographer Sela Vai


    Lesina Ateli-Ugavule
    Malia Letoafa
    Tommy Misa
    Iya Ware

    • WHAT IS 25A?

      This show is part of 25A.
      It has been made by independent and emerging artists.
      They have produced and marketed it themselves.
      They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free.
      Their task is to make a show for less than $1500.

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