New Performance Festival news and reviews

 
VAGUE vs VIVID
TheatreScenes This innovative piece was very shrewdly conceived... – absolute genius! Full Vague Meditations review »

TESTOSTERONE OVERLOAD
TheatreScenes Testosterone heavy? Yes. Indulgent? Yes. Sick? Sometimes. Fun? Absolutey! Full Dance like a Butterfly Dream Boy review »

UNIQUELY CREATIVE PIECE BROUGHT TO LIFE
Theatreview
The work and performers are crisp, engaging and full of enough physical vigour...Full Vague Meditations review »

STORIES FROM THE SOURCE
TheatreScenes Review of Be | Longing A Verbatim Play Full article »

PICK UP THE PHONE
TheatreScenes
I came out of the room absolutely enthused with life, grinning ear to ear. Full Call Cutta in a Box review »

INVISIBLE ATOM review
Concrete Playground
Anthony Black delivers an engaging, humorous and poignant tale... The supporting characters, who Black introduces with razor sharp timing, are very funny and help move the story along. Full review »

SURPRISINGLY INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF A MAN IN CRISIS
Theatreview This is a skilful and intelligent story told with wit, poise and clarity... Black's performance carries a sense of grace and presence Full Invisible Atom review »

THEATRE REVIEWS: Call Cutta in a Box and 2 Dimensional Life of Her
NZ Herald
Rimini Protokoll have developed a satisfying, innovative one-on-one format that amuses in itself....a tasty and unusual theatrical morsel. Full article »

A GHOST IN THE MACHINE
TheatreScenes
It was outrageous, disjointed, ambiguous and unforgettable. Full Ghosting Part 2 review »

BREAKING PERFORMANCE BOUNDARIES
Theatreview Blomqvist and Harvey succeed in their collaboration, entwining experimental practice and personal histories into an evening of friendly, risky, thought-provoking encounters. - Full I am a Wee Bit Stumped review »

QUIETLY RAW, CHALLENGING AND NON-CONFRONTATIONAL
Theatreview
Both speech and action advance in an engagingly natural flow that frequently sends gasps of insight and/or laughter through the intrigued audience. - Full Thought/Action review »

SHOW DEBUNKS KIWI CELEBRITY MYTHS
Stuff. A former Shortland Street star is posing as a talk show host to exploit her life story. Nisha Madhan is performing quirky and satirical theatre piece Show Pony as part of the inaugural New Performance Festival...Full article »

NEW PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL AT THE EDGE
NZ Listener. Stephen Bain discusses his "dream mix-tape" of innovative performance art that begins on Friday in Auckland. Full article »

BREAKING PERFORMANCE BOUNDARIES

NZ Herald. Chalk it up to tradition, but a belief exists that theatre is about stories told - however deftly - to a silent audience who applaud politely at the end and leave the building... Full article »

PLAYWRIGHT LOOKS AT HOMELESSNESS
Stuff. It's difficult to sum up Louise Tu'u's talents, but you could say she's a cross-disciplinary artist who happens to be focusing on theatre... Full article »

E IS FOR EXPERIMENTAL, EDGY AND EXCITING
NZ Herald
. I've heard theatre-makers grumble that E is only for "Entertainment" at The Edge. But now it's also for "Experimental". This is to be Encouraged... Full article »

EDGY THEATRE AT THE EDGE
National Business Review. Next month The Edge will be presenting an international line-up of cutting edge theatre practitioners including German documentary theatre mavericks Rimini Protokoll...Full article »

 

Media Releases


 PREMIERE VANGUARD NEW ZEALAND WORKS
16 January: The New Performance Festival welcomes some of New Zealand’s brightest talent to share their latest offerings... Download PDF of full media release

AN ORGY OF PING PONG, HAIR CUTS AND ALTERNATIVE MUSIC

12 January: New Performance Festival encourages audiences to drop in after work or pre-show, to sink a beer courtside.... Download PDF of full media release


A TASTE OF THE CREME DE LA CREME IN NZ NEW PERFORMANCE
12 January: Five immersive works from some of New Zealand’s most innovative arts practitioners return to the Auckland stage... Download PDF of full media release

INTERNATIONAL ARTS SCENESTERS HEADLINE AUCKLAND’S NEWEST FESTIVAL
12 January: German documentary theatre mavericks Rimini Protokoll, join fellow award winning artists for a mind-blowing international line up...Download PDF of full media release
 

A CALL OUT TO NZ PERFORMANCE ARTISTS TO JOIN THE NEW MOVEMENT
9 January: The New Performance Festival proudly presents three workshops by exceptional tutors offering their expertise... Download PDF of full media release
 




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