Ahi Kā - Bianca Hyslop (2021)

  • Documentary
  • 6min

Bianca is a freelance dancer and choreographer. In 2019 she premiered her award-winning work Pōhutu. She talks about the relationship between the live performer and the audience, what she loves about dance, and creating her own work.

Moana Nui is a curated digital experience of live performance from Kia Mau Festival. From full-length theatre and dance shows filmed in season at Kia Mau; to the raw and intimate final rehearsal room performances as artists prepare for their Opening Night. 

Moana Nui also features Ahi Kā, sharing profiles of artists from Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch - all of whom are from Aotearoa and Te Moana-nui-a-Kiva. Ahi Kā is a dynamic collaboration with independent Māori filmmakers from Te Ūpoko-o-te-ika-a-Māui - fusing together artists from theatre, dance, music, literature & film.


Tama Kawha

Director of Photography

Tama Kawha


Timon Zeiss


Kahu Kutia

Executive Producer

Mīria George


English, Maori


New Zealand


Kia Mau Festival Ltd.