Short Cuts rocked the party both times, first with fellow students and PIPA tutors then at the evening show where over 60 people turned up.
Thank you to PIPA staff and to the Cert class for making an awesome show and sharing it with the world.
Posted in Celebrate with us, Details, Did we mention that it's FREE?, Fa'afetai tele lava mo ou alofa, It´s jus part of our kulcha, Movement, Public art, tagged artspace, auckland triennale, ferari, janet lilo, John Ward Knox, right of way on May 11, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
John Ward Knox‘s “Love Among Ruins” captivated us as an ever disappearing assemblage of portable and legible items lay in the middle of Ferari.
Botborg‘s live performance took us back to the 90s with these self-proclaimed “equal parts techno-boffins and psychic explorers”, increasing volumes and pitch with scrambling visuals sent a handful of the audience outside Starkwhite.
Leaning against a wall in Artspace’s main room, we watched the bustle of an engaged crowd, two hours after the opening. It was only when we stepped forward did we notice the subtle play of scale of Lilo‘s roof with her property’s fence and its many attempted repairs, all made up of hundreds of digitally printed 5 x 7″ prints. Another striking component is the work’s placement in the space, seeing it placed around the gallery’s main entrance.
The works on show stimulated a lot of conversation, interest and most importantly, attendance. In our journeys to, from and within the shows, we witnessed, spoke to and chatted with a wide cross-section of art peeps and their social milieux, which is exciting and what we reckon this triennale is all about: sharing the love.
Posted in Celebrate with us, Details, It´s jus part of our kulcha, Public art, Support your community!, tagged cathy livermore, certificates, goretti chadwick, lauren jackson, louise tu'u, olivia taouma, Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (PIPA), paul fagamalo, sean coyle on May 9, 2013 | 1 Comment »
For the past few months, our director, Louise Tu’u has been busy teaching the Certificate class at the highly esteemed Pacific Institute of Performing Arts, more popularly known as P.I.P.A.
Alongside dancer and choreographer extraordinaire Cathy Livermore, Louise has been making and rehearsing a show called Short Cuts.
You are of course, warmly invited you to join us. Thanks to Sean, Letti, Oli, Paul and Lauren for all your support.
Details are all in the invite below xx
Posted in Celebrate with us, Details, Movement, Respecting our elders, tagged aiga, amelia reid-meredith, andy sani, basement, chocolate stigmata, hekama productions, leki bourke jackson, malo le tapua´i, niu sila, samson chan-boon, shadon meredith, taofia pelesasa, taua, true story on April 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The performances, direction, singing and most importantly, stories which inform and fold into this work, remind us of the joys, passion and sacrifices that these Pacific Islander soldiers made for their descendants now.
The season is on for two more nights at the Basement which is selling out quick.
The cast have also been invited by Auckland Museum to perform as part of the ANZAC day commemorations this Thursday afternoon at 12.15pm in the Atrium.
Goodbye My Feleni gave us plenty to think about this Anzac Day.
Let it do the same for you.
Posted in Celebrate with us, Details, Did we mention that it's FREE?, It´s jus part of our kulcha, Movement, tagged awesome, kerryn mcmurdo, Marcus Williams, ROSEBANK on March 24, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Yesterday, we rode our bikes and headed to ROSEBANK, curated by Marcus Williams. Involving 18 artists and their projects, ROSEBANK activated different sites on this industrial and suburban road that is Rosebank Road.
Events we highly recommend are Kerryn McMurdo’s Trauma, agency, new vision, whose exploration of three different sites on or near Rosebank Road challenged our definition of what, where and how the sacrosanct, quotidian and popular culture intersect.
Left: Jomac Place where Kerryn’s performance ended as a market garden and now, what remains.
Photos courtesy of http://timespanner.blogspot.co.nz/
We then checked out Kathy Waghorn’s The fluid city, where we listened to different perspectives and relationships to water and saw for ourselves with the guidance of an on-site microbiologist, sediment and protozoa from various Auckland water sources.
We finished our time, riding to the West End Rowing Club, who served up sumptuous slices, biscuits with tea and coffee for only $2 a pop. As we hungrily devoured our homebaked goodies, we saw the Flotilla Whau float by. So we didn’t get to every event but what we did get to, gave us a great idea as to how the rest of ROSEBANK was shaping up: fantastic.
Why do we reckon ROSEBANK is Auckland’s Documenta? Because it is a genuine engagement of Rosebank Peninsula from local artists and businesses alike, is accessible (we rode to every event and didn’t need our car), had free passenger shuttle vans and attracted curious audiences, made up of families and individuals, eager to learn more about one of Auckland’s oldest communities.
Here’s to this, becoming an annual event.
Posted in Celebrate with us, Details, Movement, Support your community!, tagged Amo, auckland theatre company, Ben, ben crowder, Courtney, derrick, Ellen, face painting, Ferooz, Harry, heather, joyce, Karen, kathryn burnett, Kathy, Kerr, kerry, Kevin, les, lynne cardy, marianne, marvellous, Ora, Patricia, Renee, Rex, Robin, rosalie, vincent, Virginia, Whetu, Yvette on March 17, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We’ve just had a blast of a weekend, performing with the lovely Marvellous group from Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) who performed in Kathryn Burnett’s witty comedy, Bowled Over and naughtily drected by Ben Crowder.
This show was one of many treats from ATC’s collaboration with an equal in length acronymed AUT (Auckland University of Technology) in association with the Auckland Arts Festival for the AUT Dominion Road Stories.
Thank you Les, Marianne, Derrick, Rex, Vincent, Kerry, Amo, Ben, Virginia, Harry, Whetu, Renee, Courtney, Ferooz, Heather, Rosalie, Joyce, Kerr, Ora, Kevin, Patricia, Kathy, Yvette, Karen, Robin, Ellen and to Lynne Cardy who invited us to the marvellous madness.
Here’s a slice of quiet times between shows…
Posted in Celebrate with us, Details, It´s jus part of our kulcha, tagged amy conroy, auckland arts festival 2013, buy now oh yeah!, clare bartlett, genius, hotfortheatre, q loft on March 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We were smiling from ear to ear for an hour, which we can assure you, is incredibly hard on those facial muscles. Lucky too that we brought tissues or really, we just snorted our snot back in.
This beautiful show is only on for THREE more nights, including tonight. 8pm start tonight with forum afterwards and 5pm performances on Saturday and Sunday and closing on Monday at 8pm at Q Loft. Click here to book now!
Posted in Celebrate with us, Details, Movement, Theatre, tagged amazing, basement, dolina wehipeihana, jarod rawiri, justin haiu, moonwalk, pianist, puppet, tama jarman, white face crew on March 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We are still recovering from a sore stomach and tired chops from laughing so hard at the antics of White Face Crew‘s latest show, La Vie Dans Une Marionette at Basement Theatre. The incredible delight, skillset, moon cameos and most importantly, laughs at and from the audience’s expense ensured the hour-long journey stayed with you a lot longer.
Featuring the talented Tama Jarman and Justin Haiu, ably directed by Jarod Rawiri and produced by Dolina Wehipeihana, believe us to go and book NOW.
No, really. 2 more shows at 8.30pm.
Posted in Celebrate with us, Details, Support your community!, tagged adult learning, auckland fringe festival, fobs, kate burton, katerina fatupaito, loma teisi, louise tu'u, malo le tapua´i, manuariki nofoakifolau, mele taeiloa, moe laga, rosalind tui, true story, whammy bar on February 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last night, we opened our latest work, Horses and other farm animals and rocked it.
Above is the title of the review of the work which you can read here: http://theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=5499
If you haven’t already, come and book for our closing night show here:
or rock up for door sales from 5.30pm onwards. Tickets are only $15 for adults and $10 for students with ID or seniors.
See you there!