Singing Waters

Singing Waters is in development March-June and premieres in July 2023.

The waters that nurture us are our living ancestors. Its sounds and stories reflect, revive and replenish us as individuals and as a multicultural living community. 

This new work led by Maori Sonic Weaver, Whaia Shelley Emia, is performed on the beach or next to a river or lake. It is preceded by a 3-day residency and invites two local first nations performer/collaborators to perform in the show with Whaia with supporting soundscapes/compositions by Corrina Bonshek.

WHAIA (Aotearoa / NZ) is a sonic weaver, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist who works with Taonga Puoro/First Nations instruments creating her own unique cradle of embedded healing phonics. She activates an ancient primordial voice that calls beyond the veil of this earthly world.


WHAIA (Aotearoa / NZ) – Artistic director / performer 

Corrina Bonshek – Composer  / collaborator

Welcoming Elder / collaborator – TBC

Produced by Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators

This project is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative.

Presentation History

2023 | July (Festival to be announced)

Information for Presenters

Singing Waters is available for presentation in 2024 in Australia and Internationally. Please get in touch with producer Corrina Bonshek for more information and to start a conversation.

Email 0435 247 874

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