Staff and students headed to the packed-out Q Theatre last week to watch her incredible performance.
Moe Miti tells the story of three generations of Pasifika women entering the dream space of Moe Miti, attempting to rewrite the future. A collision of the ancient and contemporary. Nightmare and freedom. Destruction and healing. A story told through choreography, indigenous instrumentation, evocative text, and cutting-edge technology.
Malama played daughter Pepe, one of the main characters in Moe Miti. Malama spent most of term 3 rehearsing full-time as a paid performer in this break-out role.
"Malama has immersed herself in the collaborative process and brings a youthful energy and genuine passion for dance and performance to the stage," says Red Leap Theatre.
For Malama, it provided a space where she truly felt like herself. With roots in six Tuvaluan villages, she finds solace in traditional dance, viewing each movement as a precious gift passed down through generations.
Described by preview-goers as "emotional, beautiful, scary and captivating", "unlike anything I've ever seen."
Congratulations Malama, Waitākere College is so proud of you!
Professional photos 📷 by Andi Crown @andicrownphotography