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The Auckland Theatre Company presents the TV3 season of Paniora! Written by: Briar Grace-Smith. Directed by: Colin McColl. Co-produced with the New Zealand Festival and presented in association with Okareka Dance Company. This passionate family odyssey by Arts Foundation Laureate Briar Grace-Smith captures a whānau fighting to preserve its unique heritage. The Paniora! are a hapū with Spanish blood coursing through their veins. Prosperous and proud, the Martinez family lives in an elegant homestead where they speak Spanish, cook tapas and dance flamenco. Yet beneath their fervent pride they have demons to face and a family revolution looming. The one thing that can bring the Paniora! together – their casta, or spirit – is the thing that is driving them apart. Please click any thumbnail for a closeup view.