Sunday, February 19, 2017

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only for 02/19/2017

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

Screen Gems: Award-show highlights and low points

Irene Gardiner remembers some memorable award-show moments - from the notorious Goftas and the great Miss New Zealand debacle, to Anna Paquin's breath-taking moment, receiving her Oscar for The Piano.
Feb 19, 2017 02:49 pm

The Little Cloud is finally published, 60 years on

An illustrated manuscript for a children's book lay forgotten for almost 6 decades. It's just been published by Makaro Press, with a couple of tweaks to update the text and a lot of work to disguise yellowed paper and watermarks on the original pages.
Feb 19, 2017 02:40 pm

Pacific Arts Trust Internships

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is an organisation that champions arts in New Zealand's Pacific Island community. It runs an internship programme funded by Creative New Zealand that matches promising people with organisations in the field they want to pursue.
Feb 19, 2017 02:25 pm

Artist Freeman White at Napier's Art Deco Festival

This weekend Napier is transported back to the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 30s - 86 years after the earthquake that leveled the city and lead to its rebuild in the deco style.
Feb 19, 2017 01:49 pm

Choreographer Mapihi Kelland's new work Whare

A young choreographer is comparing the differences between urban youth and rangatahi who have a more traditionally collaborative lifestyle. Mapihi Kelland's created the work Whare after talking to Cook Island Maori and New Zealand Maori youth about issues ranging from depression and domestic violence to homelessness. Whare premieres in Wellington as part of the Putahi Festival of new work.
Feb 19, 2017 01:35 pm

The New Zealand Film Awards

Lynn Freeman and Simon Morris talk to some of the winners of the New Zealand Film Awards - the Moas.
Feb 19, 2017 12:46 pm

Archaeologist Mary O'Keefe looks for hidden treasure

Mary O'Keefe from Heritage Solutions is a treasure hunter - though in her case treasure might be an old poster or pieces of an old ceramic plate. Mary's an archeologist with the eternal optimism and boundless patience that are prerequisites for the job.
Feb 19, 2017 12:16 pm

Todd Saunders

A group of small buildings on Fogo Island off the Newfoundland coast has helped to revive the island's culture and economy. They were commissioned from Canadian architect Todd Saunders and his Berlin-based firm, and featured in the 2014 film Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island. Lynn Freeman talks to Todd, who is in New Zealand to speak at the Institute of Architects conference. He's also one of the New Zealand's Home of the Year competition judges.
Feb 12, 2017 02:50 pm

Patricia Langford: writing up a storm

We tend to hear about young up and coming writers being discovered, but Patricia Langford was in her early 70s when she took up creative writing and caught the eye of her tutors. Award-winning poet and creative writing tutor Dr Johanna Emeney runs workshops for older people, as well as youth writing programmes. Johanna tells Lynn Freeman how impressed she was by the calibre of Patricia's writing and her speed at putting her thoughts on paper.
Feb 12, 2017 02:40 pm

Theatrical Revolt

Auckland's Silo Theatre is about to stage its first show of the year: UK playwright Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. A discordant series of "hilarious and horrifying vignettes", Revolt rages against the status quo and reaffirms the power of women and language in a so-called "post-feminist world". Shaun D Wilson met with sound designer Claire Duncan (currently i.e. Crazy formerly Dear Times Waste) and Director Virgina Frankovitch to talk about the show.
Feb 12, 2017 02:27 pm

The Laugh Track - Mike McKeon and Sameena Zehra

The New Zealand Fringe is that exciting theatrical space where anything goes - from high art to low comedy. The 2017 Fringe Festival in Wellington ranges between shows like Doctor Blue - Nothing But The Blues and Tea with Terrorists, the story of pacifist Irish Jimmy and the epic Fiery Tongues. All of these shows feature Laugh Track guests - performer/musician Mike McKeon and director/performer Sameena Zehra.
Feb 12, 2017 02:05 pm

The Moas

The New Zealand Film Awards (the Moas) are about to return after a year off. Last year was a banner year for New Zealand movies - smash hit documentaries like Poi E and Richie McCaw Chasing Great, new films from veterans Lee Tamahori and Alison McLean - Mahana and The Rehearsal, and towering over them all, our biggest local hit ever, Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Simon Morris talks to Moa organiser Hugh Sundae and critic Graeme Tuckett.
Feb 12, 2017 01:47 pm

One Thousand Ropes

Tusi Tamasese's new film One Thousand Ropes is about to have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Tusi's last film - the acclaimed and touching The Orator - was set in Samoa. One Thousand Ropes takes place in urban New Zealand where a Samoan father reconnects with his youngest daughter, and together they put to rest the ghosts that haunt them. Lynn speaks with Tusi and to his producer Catherine Fitzgerald.
Feb 12, 2017 01:30 pm

Michael Parekowhai's The Lighthouse

Michael Parekowhai's controversial Lighthouse is a lifesize sculpture resembling a 1950s statehouse on Auckland's Queens Wharf, beaming light over the Waitemata Harbour from neon constellations inside. With a housing crisis in Auckland it's had to put up with years of criticism. But now at last we can go along and make our own minds up. Arts and Culture manager for Auckland Council Kaye Glamuzina was on site with Michael every step of the way, and arts commentary website Pantograph Punch Visual Arts Co-Editor Francis McWhannell took a look at The Lighthouse for Standing Room Only.
Feb 12, 2017 12:48 pm

Luigi Bonino: Roland Petit

Roland Petit was without doubt one of the great choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Among the legends he worked with were Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev...and Fred Astaire. Artistic Director of the Roland Petit repertoire, Luigi Bonino became the maestro's assistant after dancing in many of his ballets. He tells Lynn Freeman how he now has overall responsibility for the staging of Petit's works and the preservation of his artistic legacy, including the Royal New Zealand Ballet's staging of L'Arlésienne and Carmen which premiere in Christchurch.
Feb 12, 2017 12:32 pm


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Visual Language Games - 101 years of artist Michael Nicholson
Authors and family in the 19th century
When dating gets theatrical
The Laugh Track - Brynley Stent
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions

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