Saturday, October 13, 2012
Arts on Sunday 14 October 2012 - Radio New Zealand National
12:45 A theatrical world premiere in Paparoa for its 150th celebrations, with an adaptation of Jane Mander's novel Allen Adair. We talk to the playwright, George Skelton and to the director, Peter Flower about this landmark production for the Otamatea Repertory Theatre, and for the region.
12:50 An insight into what it takes to programme an arts festival... Weeks on the road in foreign countries, out seeing shows every night including the Edinburgh Fringe... But it's pleasure and business for New Zealand International Art Festival director, Shelagh Magadza who's just back from two months touring looking for shows for the next festival.
1:10 At The Movies: Many local cinemas are giving room to the opposition - straight coverage of live theatre on the big screen - like The Globe's Much Ado About Nothing...
1:31 Expat Kiwi dancer and choreographer had a blistering start to his career dancing for the New Zealand and English Ballet companies, and legendary contemporary dance company Rambert. These days as a freelancer, he's not only in demand by contemporary dance companies, but also works in film and fashion. The Arts Foundation has picked Cameron as a 2012 New Generation Award winner.
1:41 Band members of Electric Wire Hustle talk about making music with their biggest fans - their parents. We're joined by Mara TK who's the son of Billy TK, and father and son percussionists Myele and Sam Manzanza, who talk about their family concert that will premiere at the Nelson Arts Festival.
1:55 Award-winning German stop motion animator and puppeteer has brought together the Greytown Arts Festival programme and chipped in a production of his own. Steffen Kreft's play the Kitchen at the End of the World is described as a work of avante-garde puppetry.
2:05 The Laugh Track: Members of the Auckland improv troupe The ConArtists which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
2:26 Amelia Nurse checks out how Wellington writers, poets and translators celebrated the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
2:35 The art of early tourism and its place in this country's art history. You'll hear from two of the contributors to this substantial book, art historian Warren Feeney and editor Peter Alsop. Selling the Dream is a Craig Potton publication.
2:45 Octogenarian artist Piera McArthur imagines the trials and tribulations facing Bishop Pompellier, the flamboyant founder of the Catholic church in New Zealand.
2:53 Actor Stephen Papps on creating a two person solo show. He and Lizzie Tollmache talk about the existentialist black comedy Third Person - Tense! which is about to premiere at Auckland's Basement Studio.
3:05 The Drama Hour: Episode 2 of the BBC production of The Mumbai Chuzzlewits.
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