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Dunedin Fringe Festival ends with a Monster Award Ceremony


2013 Dunedin Fringe Festival ends with a Monster Award Ceremony!

The 10th Year Monster Fringe Festival ended it’s 11 day run last night with an awards ceremony that celebrated the achievements of the artist involved in the 2013 Dunedin Fringe Festival.

Held at Queens, the venue for the Festival Club during the Fringe, the awards featured comedian Simon McKinney and local band Kill Martha.

Six awards were given out for excellence in each of the art form specific categories as listed in the Festival Programme. Another six general awards were distributed, culminating in the coveted Best of Fringe award. A team of specially selected artists and art professionals judged the awards, with all decisions made by consensus.

Festival Director Paul Smith said that the artistic programme of this years Festival was “outstanding” and that the award judges “had their work cut out for them.” Smith thanked the awards judges for the “huge effort they put in to see so many shows.”

The Yellow Men (Dunedin) took away the supreme award – Best of Fringe with their performance art series Re: Perform. This was in addition to winning the award for Best Visual Art. The judges commended The Yellow Men (Jed McCammon and Clarke Hegan) on their “inexhaustible supply of creativity,” and the way they “consistently engaged with audiences in multiple spaces throughout the Festival.”

Other big winners on the night were Lines of Flight – an experimental music event that involved over a dozen acts over four days. They took away three awards - Best Music and Cabaret, Most Original Concept for the work Magnetic Field Data and Stand Out Performer for Jeff Henderson and Hermione Johnson.

The Festival congratulates all the award nominees and winners for making an outstanding contribution to the 2013 Dunedin Fringe Festival.

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The list of award winners can be found on the next page. A full list of all nominees and judges comments can be found at http://www.dunedinfringe.org.nz/

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FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS

Best Comedy
What is This, Women’s Hour by Discharge (Dunedin)
Best Dance & Circus:
Footnote Forté - Cloud in Hand by Footnote Dance (Wellington)
Best Music and Cabaret:
Lines of Flight by the Metonymic Trust (Dunedin)
Best Outdoor:
Queer Deportment by Pretty Gay Productions (Dunedin)
Best Theatre:
A Play About Space by My Accomplice (Wellington)
Best Visual Art:
Re:Perform by The Yellow Men (Dunedin).
NB: The event was originally listed in the Festival programme as Today in History.
Best Production Design:
In Absentia by Tablo Theatre (Christchurch)
Most Promising Work:
Break In by Ad Hoc Productions (Dunedin)
Most Original Concept:
Magnetic Field Data by Ali Bramwell and Charlotte Parallel (Dunedin).
NB: This event was part of the Lines of Flight.
Stand Out Performer:
Jeff Henderson and Hermione Johnson (Auckland) who performed as part of Lines of Flight.
Community Engagement:
Valley Tales by Cabaret Botannica (Dunedin)
Best of Fringe:
Re:Perform by the Yellow Men (Dunedin)


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