Rebecca Fox

Honouring the past

Honouring the past

Artistic director Neil Ieremia is just as comfortable teaching movement to a group of elderly people as he is choreographing a major work. He tells Rebecca Fox about going back to grass roots for Black Grace's 20th anniversary tour.

Changing language through art

Changing language through art

Dr Jonathan Stalling is using ancient and now obscure poetics to help Chinese speakers to teach and learn spoken English more quickly and efficiently. Rebecca Fox talks to the American specialist in Chinese-English poetry and language.

Celebrating traditional poetry

Celebrating traditional poetry

Traditional styles of poetry are being revived and there is no better time to celebrate that than through the annual Robert Burns Poetry Competition, its judges tell Rebecca Fox.

Scaling music's heights

Scaling music's heights

Spanish flautist Jamie Martin's transition to conducting has been described as ''meteoric''. Rebecca Fox discovers the history behind the move on the eve of his first trip to New Zealand to conduct the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

The art of domestication

The art of domestication

''SITE 15'' is a chance to celebrate the work and accomplishments of Dunedin School of Art students. Rebecca Fox talks to two artists whose works' features could not be more different.

'Delicious food will always be fashionable'

'Delicious food will always be fashionable'

She is a best-selling cookbook author who gets the most pleasure out of knowing people are cooking her food. Chelsea Winter tells Rebecca Fox about her transition from corporate life to cook and writer.

Classes run their course

Classes run their course

For two decades a St Clair street regularly filled up with cars and people traipsed down the path into a house, to reappear hours later inspired and refreshed. REBECCA FOX talks to Judith Cullen about a tradition about to end.

Converging viewpoints

Converging viewpoints

Mark Adams looks through his camera lens with a Pakeha view while his wife Areta Wilkinson looks at her work with a Maori point of view. They tell Rebecca Fox how they meet in the middle.

Tripping the light fantastic

Tripping the light fantastic

Joe Brown's dances at the Dunedin Town Hall in the mid-20th century became a meeting place for many Otago couples. The cast of Flagons and Foxtrots tell Rebecca Fox it is this era they hope to evoke in the Fortune Theatre's latest production.

Festival role 'vote of confidence'

 Festival role 'vote of confidence'

A play about the dark side of Otago's gold rush era will feature in the New Zealand Festival next year. Rebecca Fox talks to a young theatre company about to take the next step.