Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Street Theatre Super Stars Stage Revolt in Windows

FREE EVENT

Street Theatre Super Stars Stage a Revolt in Wellington City’s Store Front Windows

“Royal de Luxe is to street art what a glacier is to ice cubes.” The Guardian

Street theatre super stars, Royal de Luxe, from France have taken over some central Wellington store front windows for the next nine days with their genius show Revolt of the Mannequins that is part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival.


“It is impossible to quantify how many people have been touched by the artistry of Royal de Luxe – with some of their shows involving Giants, we are talking not thousands, but millions of people. Consistent with all their productions are characters who share their emotions with the spectator – in the case of the Mannequins from love and tenderness to jealousy and revenge. Watch as they revolt against years of shop front slavery!” says Lissa Twomey, Artistic Director of the New Zealand International Arts Festival.

The comic strip style story telling involves 40 mannequins in 10 shop front windows. There are 22 performers involved in installing the show and they work in the public eye so people can watch the whole process.


The stories are:

CLOSING-DOWN SALE at David Lawrence on Lambton Quay
EVIL TALE FOR TOERH PEOPLE’S CHILDREN at Pearl on Hunter Street
THE COMIC FIRE BRIGADE at Robyn Mathieson on Featherston Street
THE ANGELUS, BY MILLET at Portmans on Lambton Quay
NIGHTMARE OF THE PUDDLE at Unity Collection
THE HUNTER at Farmers
POSITIVE TEST at Kirkaldie & Stains
THE KITCHEN at Kirkaldie & Stains
THE LOVERS at Staxs.

There is also a mannequin that is a Sniper character with a gun who is part of the stories that unfold during the next nine days.

Royal de Luxe was founded in 1979 by Artistic Director Jean Luc Courcoult. The company is famous throughout the world for turning whole cities into stages, and they have installed their work in France, Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Chile, China, Korea, Vietnam, Africa and Australia.

Their appearance in Wellington is sponsored by The Dominion Post with support from The Community Trust of Wellington and the Embassy of France.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Set In Stone

Tthere are over a thousand public war memorials scattered around the country, commemorating over 30,000 New Zealanders who have died in wartime, and most of whom are buried overseas. More>>>More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION