Friday, May 14, 2010

Arts on Sunday 16 May 2010 - Radio NZ National - with Lyn Freeman

12:40 pm
We cross to Australia to find out from arts reviewer Josie McNaught about two major art exhibitions involving Kiwis in Australia** the 17th Sydney Biennale and the Unnerved exhibition of New Zealand art on show in Brisbane.

The country’s Pacific Arts Capital, Manukau, is in the midst of celebrating what’s been achieved so far in the arts produced there, and looking ahead to the future. We hold a precursor to a forum on curating Pacific Art.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris - Sandra Bullock crowns an interesting year with an Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side.

1:30 Fat Freddys Drop is about to drop in to a theatre near you with a 3D extravaganza - and we find out how the band has built up its international following.

1:40 We meet the new head of Contemporary Dance at the New Zealand School of Dance, Paula Steeds-Huston, who’s CV includes working as a choreographer and performer on Lord of the Rings, The Lost World and music videos.

A chat with two visiting Canadian artists who make sure people don’t forget what life is really like on Indian reserves.

The Laugh Track: Actress Lyndee-Jane Rutherford entertains people for a living. She tells us what makes her laugh.

Dave Armstrong drops in to review Opera New Zealand’s latest version of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

Lucy Orbell discovers a futuristic vision of a world where beauty is everything - and women rule. Andrea du Chatenier’s sculpture exhibition, Goldenage, sets a scene of feminine desire and excess.

Simon looks at the often thorny issue of turning a successful and much loved novel into a successful and much loved movie.

Pear Shaped is a new play set in and performed smack in the middle of Auckland’s North Shore

Our Sunday Drama is The Blackening by Paul Rothwell, in which three brothers find they are doomed to do what has been done to them.

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