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RADAR FESTIVAL LA: STONES IN HER MOUTH at the Palace Theatre

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Photo: MAU

 

Hoyt Hilsman – Huffington Post

This performance piece by Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio, which had its world premiere at the Radar Festival in Los Angeles this week, is a perplexing work. On the one hand, it has a powerful and truthful core – it was developed by a group of Maori women as a response to the role of women in their own country and around the world. It features mesmerizing songs and chants in the Maori language and touches on rituals that are moving and transcendent.
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