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STAB 2004 : The Theatre Revolution Continues

STAB 2004 : The Theatre Revolution Continues

BATS Theatre is proud to present STAB 2004 : cutting edge performance experiences for those with an appetite for the new, the innovative, and the visionary.

The annual STAB season, funded by Creative New Zealand, enables BATS Theatre to commission boundary-shattering performance works from some of the country's most exciting creative minds. You don't need to wait until the next International Festival of the Arts to experience world-class performance which will startle you with its cutting edge innovation.

STAB 2004 features two new works: Sniper and Certainty.

Sniper, directed by Kerryn Palmer, takes you inside a war zone; it is experiential, unnerving and raw. Inspired by the director's visit to Sarajevo, Sniper recreates the experience of living your life in that city a decade ago; at daily risk of being picked off by sniper gunfire. The promenade staging of Sniper means that audiences are in the middle of the action - literally following a family through the streets of Sarajevo, with the play happening all around them. Due to its environmental staging, Sniper will be performed at the Starlight Ballroom, rather than at BATS, with tickets limited to 30 per performance. Tickets are available from the BATS booking office up until 5.30pm on each day of performances, and then any remaining tickets can be purchased at the Starlight Ballroom after 6pm. Sniper : Wednesday 27 October – Saturday 6 November, 7pm Mondays and Tuesdays, 7pm and 8.30pm Wednesdays through to Saturdays. All performances are at the Starlight Ballroom, 235 Willis Street.

Certainty is a contemporary dance multi-media collaboration, directed by Kristian Larsen for THROW disposable choreography (Fringe NZ 2003 award winner). Four male dancers improvise in relation to projected visuals, lights, set, sound design and each other. Over fifteen nights, fifteen new dance works will be created. The company will have developed a highly refined rapport through weeks of rehearsal, making them adept at crafting each choreographic composition. 'Improvising choreography is like sculpting smoke' according to Kristian. 'It can be felt but not grasped. What can be expressed is how it felt when the smoke was inside your body.' This is performance improvisation as it has never before been seen in Wellington. Certainty : Tuesday 9 – Saturday 27 November, 7.30pm (no performances Sunday/Monday). All performances are at BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace.

Tickets for both shows are $16 waged and $12 concession. Major savings can be made by purchasing a STAB season ticket; for just $22 you can see both Sniper at Starlight Ballroom and Certainty at BATS. Book at BATS on (04) 802 4175 or

Contact for more info.

Sniper Season: Wednesday 27 October – Saturday 6 November (no show Sunday) Time: 7pm Monday & Tuesdays, 7pm & 8.30pm Wednesdays to Saturdays Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $22 STAB season ticket

Certainty Season: Tuesday 9 – Saturday 27 November (no show Sundays/Mondays) Time: 7.30pm Tickets: $16 full / $12 concession / $22 STAB season ticket

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