Providence by Louise Tu’u returns for two nights only on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February, as part of the New Performance Festival, being held at the Aotea Centre, The Edge in Auckland. Artists from Canada, Germany and Australia as well as local folk will be simultaneously performing and exciting audiences and themselves about what performance can become.
Featuring in the Festival are a line-up of awesome artists including Sean Curham, Rimini Protokoll (who we’ve seen in Berlin), Fleur Noble, Nisha Madhan in “Show Pony” and Mark Harvey. We are all part of curator Stephen Bain’s “mix-tape of my favourite performing artists”, which we think is fantastic so cher, Stephen for the invite and the love.
Providence was inspired by homeless people in central Auckland and was originally performed at the Basement in October 2010, where it was a critically and commercially acclaimed success. This new iteration exposes the shifts and influences of our practice since the premiere season. Please come and experience a displacement of this work in the Lower NZI in the Aotea Centre at the EDGE.
Tickets are available by booking here for Friday 24th February and here for the Saturday the 25th. Both performances are at 7.45pm so please book and be early. Gosh, no pressure guys. We just want you to come and join us at our show at 7.45pm on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students with correct ID, groups and seniors. (Please note these prices do NOT include booking fees)
Also, Louise will be giving an artist talk and playing ping pong with Bert van Dijk at 5pm on the Friday before the show so come and ask questions, watch then hang out at the Festival Club before the show starts at 7.45pm and afterwards till late.
Check out photos of our rehearsals so far here. Our fantastic original cast of Regan Taylor and Lara Fischel-Chisholm are back.
Big ups to our supporters for their continued love and people who’ve taken time to ask us questions: Brent Harris; Marlaina Key, Simon Ashforth for the wonderful photo above, the Tu’u family; Corie, Lesley and Lifewise aiga; Stephen Bain; Kate Simmonds and Elephant Publicity, Catherine Healy from East and Bay Couriers, Dionne Christian from the NZ Herald, Lynn Freeman from Arts on Sunday (Interview is THIS Sunday the 19th), our production genius Bonnie Burrill, the EDGE, and you guys for booking your tickets and coming along!