The mountains drew Japanese artist Yukari Kaihori to New Zealand and while she has left them behind for Auckland they still form the basis of her work, she tells Rebecca Fox.
Aiming to address the ‘‘deficit’’ of young female voices in theatre, Heidi Geissler has picked a work that showcases the most female of all relationships, sisterhood.
Eighteen years after Harry Love's adaptation of Aristophanes' The Clouds was first on the stage in Dunedin, it is to return, this time featuring Ralph Johnson and Marilyn Parker.
Getting a part in Opera Otago’s production of The Mikado has uncovered a surprising family history for dancer-singer Kristina Saul.
Nga Puke director Cian Elyse White feels like she is bringing the production back home - Dunedin is where its author lives and where one of the main characters is from.
Putting his life story on stage as multidisciplinary dance collaboration Meremere has been therapeutic for dancer Rodney Bell. He tells Rebecca Fox about his at times turbulent life.
A belief that New Zealand’s wine story has not been given the ‘‘airplay’’ it deserves inspired David Nash to try to remedy the situation, he tells Rebecca Fox.
It has been a whirlwind of a year for Dunedin-trained bass-baritone Joel Amosa since he won the Lexus Song Quest. He tells Rebecca Fox about his year of firsts and performing back in Dunedin.
Former Queenstown resident Martine Baanvinger is taking her latest stage show on tour, telling a true story of lovers in exile in the New Zealand bush.
From Carol in Westside to Nora in A Doll’s House, Sophie Hambleton is developing a taste for playing strong women. She tells Rebecca Fox about following the work, in this case, back to Dunedin.
Auckland performance artist Kalisolaite ’Uhila is settling into Dunedin life as the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s 2019 Aotearoa New Zealand Visiting Artist. He tells Rebecca Fox about the origins of...
In this year’s Art and Science Series, artists and scientists have collaborated on the theme of ‘‘Water: mountains to the sea’’. Rebecca Fox talks to artist Madison Kelly about trace fossils.
The University of Otago’s new classical voice lecturer, American Tessa Romano is settling in to New Zealand life. She tells Rebecca Fox about her journey from upstate New York to Dunedin.
Thierry Guiderdoni and Patricia Barker’s roles might be behind the scenes these days but they still remember the feeling of performing the ballets themselves. They tell Rebecca Fox about passing...
Ophelia Thinks Harder turns Shakespeare on its head and gives local actors a chance to see his work in a different light, Lynne Keen and Helen Fearnley tell Rebecca Fox.
Chicago-based producer and director Tanya Palmer will have some advice for young playwrights when she visits Dunedin for next week’s Unesco Cities of Literature Short Play Festival. She tells...
Just like we dived into winter casseroles when the weather got cold, we seek out lighter, seasonal fare when the weather warms.
French Canadian pianist Louis Lortie loves mixing travel with his musical commitments. He talks to Rebecca Fox about exercise and balance.
Tianyi Lu is a rare sight in the orchestral pit - a female conductor. In Dunedin to conduct the DSO for the first time she talks to Rebecca Fox about feminism, leadership and connecting.