Monday, December 04, 2017

Standing Room Only


This week's stories

Symposium on the Future Imaginary

In Canada artists, activists and academics from around the world are debating what the future holds for indigenous people. It's the third Symposium on the Future Imaginary and the first time the public's been allowed in to listen to the conversations and take part.
Dec 03, 2017 02:49 pm

All Our Secrets

Jennifer Lane's novel All Our Secrets is set in a small rural community where a religious sect have moved in and divided the locals.
Dec 03, 2017 02:35 pm

Taking The High Ground

Taking the High Ground tells the stories of the first woman to scale Aoraki/Mount Cook in 1910 - Australian Freda du Faur, and of Kiwi Lydia Bradey who was the first woman to scale Mount Everest solo and without oxygen. That was in 1988. Writer Jan Bolwell imagines the two women are able to talk to each other, about their climbing feats and the challenges they each faced, personally and professionally.
Dec 03, 2017 02:25 pm

Sian and Makyla make art!

Sian's Dublin based company Super Paua creates theatre with a strong social focus for children and teenagers. For the residency though, she's writing a solo show inspired by her Irish and New Zealand grandmothers as well as exploring Kiwi identity.
Dec 03, 2017 01:45 pm

Le Moana at the Measina Festival

The fourth Measina Festival includes Le Moana's Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street a multi-media show based on a children's story by Patricia Grace, and a series of dances based on the experiences of young people in their communities.
Dec 03, 2017 01:30 pm

Auckland, Wellington, & Dunedin celebrate their theatre scenes

What do the award nominations tell us about what's hot and what's not in theatre. Are these three main centres producing very different work or is there a lot of crossover?
Dec 03, 2017 12:40 pm

Mimedian Trygve Wakenshaw

This comic and mime artist is one of three New Zealand artists taking part in the Sydney Festival in January.
Dec 03, 2017 12:30 pm

Graffiti Forum with Berst and Trust Me

The artists are creating a mural featuring the words of poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh, who grew up in Avondale, one of Auckland's graffiti hotspots.
Dec 03, 2017 12:15 pm

Older stories

Leanne Radojkovich – First Fox
Rising Star Vinnie Bennett
A new theatre for Hamilton
The faces of Frances Hodgkins
Marcia Page – 30 years of wheeling and dealing
Actor Ken Blackburn’s Lifetime Achievement
Time, tech, and art – SFMOMA’s Keir Winesmith
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