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

 


Largest Performance Arcade ever

Largest Performance Arcade ever

“A beautifully curated programme of performing and visual art works”
– Mark Amery, Radio NZ National

The Performance Arcade returns to the Wellington Waterfront this year from 26 February to 3 March, a free event as part of the New Zealand Festival. The Performance Arcade 2014 will be bigger and more ambitious than any of the previous three, with twostorey architecture and over 70 contributing artists.

The Arcade brings together visual arts and performance in a specially curated “exhibitionevent” of live art practices. The event’s signature arrangement of shipping containers will house new performance installations by New Zealand and international artists. At the heart of the Arcade is a popup bar, featuring a free programme of live music from popular Wellington musicians such as Nikita Tu Bryant, Grayson Gilmour and Joe Blossom.

The theme of ‘In Construction’ informs the layout and programming of the event. Artistic Director, Sam Trubridge says:

“Within the temporary architecture of shipping containers, scaffold walkways, and veils of netting it is possible to discover a unique range of live art and installation works each with their own poetic, political or sensory interests. Spilling out into the fabric of the city, these encounters seek to examine alternate ways of presenting art, negotiating new relationships with audiences, constantly in a state of taking form and making ready.”

The Arcade features work from local, New Zealand, and international artists from Australia, Canada and the USA. With 14 container works this year, the programme has diversified to include a strong representation from the dance and theatre communities, featuring works by Java Dance, Binge Culture, Barbarian Productions, and Touch Compass.

Returning to the Arcade is designer Kasia Pol, whose 2012 work Cargo floated a container out in Wellington Harbour. In 2014 she will present The Freight, a monumental installation situated in eight stacked containers.

The Performance Arcade 2014 is the supported by Creative New Zealand, Wellington City Council, with International artist support from The Bolton Hotel.

26 February until March 3 Free, Wellington Waterfront, Chaffers end of Te Papa.

More information: www.theperformancearcade.com

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Shipped On A Bottle: Young Change-Makers Take To The Sea On Plastic Bottle Kayaks

With the aim of harnessing innovative design to construct kayaks solely from recycled materials, the “waste positive” project Plastic Bottle Kayak brings adventure into Kiwi classrooms. The call is out now for classrooms to send in messages and artwork to be inserted into the bottles. More>>

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

ALSO:

Te Matatini: Minister Applauds National Kapa Haka Festival

Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes the best of luck to everyone involved in this week’s national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, in Christchurch. “Te Matatini showcases the very best of Māori performing arts talent. It’s a celebration of identity, language and culture at the highest level and I’m looking forward to being amongst it,” says Ms Parata. More>>

ALSO:

Kiwi Pride: Accolades For Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick

A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films. More>>

ALSO:

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news