Sunday, June 12, 2016

Standing Room Only for 06/12/2016

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment and music – all the things, in other words, that make life worth living.
Full programme details are available on the Standing Room Only webpage

Te Hau Kainga: bringing theatremakers together

In the arts community there's nothing more important than a place of one's own. Case in point - the new centre for Maori and Pacific Theatre in Wellington: Te Hau Kainga. Taki Rua, Tawata, and The Conch are forming a new hub of creative activity. Simon Morris spoke with Artistic Director of The Conch: Nina Nawalowalo, and Kahukura /CEO of Taki Rua: Tanemahuta Gray.
Jun 12, 2016 02:49 pm

Jake Baxendale takes jazz to the next level

Alto sax-player Jake Baxendale has recorded with the Rodger Fox Big Band, the Richter City Rebels, as well as his own group, The Jac. Now he's taking it to the next level, in Sydney and New York thanks to a scholarship from The Edwin Carr Foundation. Simon Morris talks to Jake about music, composition and whether you can differentiate these days between "jazz" and "not jazz".
Jun 12, 2016 02:38 pm

You can't touch… or look: the crazy world of hidden art

If you want proof that the super-rich have moved on from the conspicuous consumption of the Medicis and the Borgias of Renaissance Italy, take a look at what they do with their art. Or rather, don't look. Millions of items of art are hidden away in dreary, private "free ports" around the world, especially in Switzerland. You don't make money to buy art. Art is money! A recent New York Times article co-written by Doreen Carvajal said it all in the headline: "One of the world's greatest art collections hides behind this fence".
Jun 12, 2016 02:25 pm

The Laugh Track - Nathan Joe

Nathan Joe is no longer a promising young playwright. In fact he's won two awards for being both young and delivering on that promise, having scooped up one of Playmarket's b425 award this year and last year. His plays Like Sex and Hippolytus Veiled - A Greek Tragedy premiere soon. Nathan's also The Lumière Reader's theatre editor. Comedy selections include Anthony Jesselnik, the TV Series Slings and Arrows, Maria Bamford, and Louis C.K.
Jun 12, 2016 02:06 pm

This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy

Standing Room Only was hoping to chat with Sir Richard Taylor about the spectacular work of Weta Workshop's Concept Design Department. Due to unforeseen events, that story has had to be postponed. But in its place, a film that rivals Weta's work in King Kong, Avatar and Lord of the Rings - if only for its title - This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy! This Giant Papier Mache Boulder Is Actually Really Heavy comes bearing awards - from the London and Boston Sci-fi Film Festivals, no less - and its about to make its debut at home.
Jun 12, 2016 01:50 pm

Jahra Wasasala - Wahinetoa Nights

One of the events on at the inaugural Pacific Dance Festival is Wahinetoa Nights featuring choreographer/dancer Jahra Wasasala, whose Auckland Fringe Festival show Mother/Jaw won five awards, including Best Dance Performance. Jahra spoke to Shaun D Wilson about dance, poetry, identity, Guam, and Janet Jackson.
Jun 12, 2016 01:33 pm

Sit on your art: 2D to 3D furniture

You see some attractive objects hanging on an apartment wall, and assume they're purely ornamental. But what's this? Your host is taking the artwork down, and folding this two dimensional object into a three dimensional chair. This not your nana's stripy, red and white folding deck chair. While they're folded up the chair or table resembles a picture of furniture, as if photographed or drawn from an angle. The creator of these 2D to 3D furniture designs is Korean-born Jongha Choi who made them for his thesis at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Jun 12, 2016 12:50 pm

Westside takes in the 1981 Springbok tour

The classic New Zealand TV series Outrageous Fortune has become the gift that keeps on giving. Not only did it run for a record-breaking six series, it's turned into a franchise. We've already seen the West family's 70s origin story in the first series of Westside. Now as co-creator James Griffin tells Simon Morris; the Wests have made it to the 80s.
Jun 12, 2016 12:40 pm


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The Laugh Track - Daniel John Smith
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions

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