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Director/producer: Olivia Taouma

[70 minutes]

at Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland
From 27 Feb 2013 to 2 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  Dr Linda Ashley;

LIMA Productions presents

In the beginning there was the sky, the sea and a rock….and then…came….'MIXED NUTS 3: Mythical'!.
Strange, beautiful, weird and mythical PASIFIKA creatures from myths and legends whom will come alive in
the different Mangere Arts Centre spaces performing Contemporary cross-cultural Dances, Songs, Physical
theatre and Music. EXCITING inter-arts adventure from February 27thto March the 2nd - definitely something
for everyone!

Have fun with the cheeky hip-hopping Maori demi-god ‘Maui'; don't get burned by ‘Pele', the beautiful
singing Hawaiian Goddess of fire; meet the beautiful but mysterious dancing twins ‘Taema & Tilafaiga' of
the Tatau ( i.e. the Samoan tattoo); watch out for the cut throat Tongan dance duet ‘Hina and Sinilau'; and
behold the mighty power of ‘Nafanua', the Samoan Goddess of war!; and much, much more….

Watch these mythical legends come alive as you are transported through time and space. Following the
great success and popularity of MIXED NUTS and MIXED NUTS 2: UNDERWORLD, both of which featured on
FRESH TV (i.e. TV 2) and Maori TV, ‘MIXED NUTS 3: Mythical' is stronger, fresher, enlightening and more
innovatively Pacific!

LIMA Productions is about supporting and developing our emerging Pacific Performing Artists giving them
performance experience through professionally developed shows. So you are getting the best of the new
and the fresh out of training who are a force to be reckoned with. LIMA has been going from strength to
strength since starting in 2008. Bringing you an exciting mix of live promenade style, interactive
performances, LIMA Productions have been at the forefront of innovative Pacific performing arts.

‘If Lima is anything to go by, Pacific contemporary performing arts are thriving. Mixed Nuts 2- Underworld
brings the spirit of the Pacific, fresh and sparkling, into the now but with haunting tones of the ta and va of
the past. An invigorating mix that the audience clearly appreciates and enjoys'
(Dr. Linda Ashley, Theatreview 2012)

‘They bring spark, soul and joy into the space. If anything ails you, you'll forget all about it for the duration'
(Natalie Dowd, Theatreview 2011)

Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to

MIXED NUTS 3: MYTHICAL plays February 27–March 1st 1:30pm & 7pm, Saturday March 2nd 1:30pm
Venue: Mangere Arts Centre, Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive, Mangere Town Centre
Tickets: Full $15, Concessions and Groups $10, Children $8
Bookings: 021 03 42981 or

For more information contact: Olivia Taouma ph 0210342981 email: