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The New Zealand Fringe Festival

by librarykris February 14, 2014

The New Zealand Fringe Festival has been going for a week and it’s got just over two more weeks to run. Sadly, I’ve only made it to two shows so far (because moving house) a pathetic effort really, because there are HEAPS. Cabaret, circus, comedy, dance, music, theatre, visual art – there are a lot of […]

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Review: We have been there (Cloud in hand)

by librarykris March 7, 2013

This is part of Footnote’s Forte series which “has a specific objective to bring New Zealanders who have excelled off shore home to make work here.” Berlin based choreographer Lisa Densem has created a work set to music by Andrew Thomas. In the programme she writes the performance aim is “to create a structure that […]

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Review: Touched

by librarykris February 28, 2013

Contact improvisation is a dance form in which the points where bodies touch provide a start for physical improvisation. Sometimes it’s the basis for set choreography, and sometimes, as in this case, the improvisation is the performance. This performance also included artists, musicians, singers, a photographer, and spoken word. We get to the performance space […]

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Review: Fatu na toto

by librarykris February 19, 2013

There isn’t much of a description for this show on either the Fringe or the BATS website. It rather enigmatically says “”Fatu na toto” (The Planted Seeds).  Expressed through the Language of Siva Samoa. “The sand at our feet will remain, we take pride moving forward with every grain”.” Thankfully the programme explains that “A […]

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