A choir of the dead will bring the impossibly unpleasant alive in Requiem for the Fallen in a World War 1 commemoration as part of Arts Festival Dunedin.
Arts Festival Dunedin
One artists (from left) Simon Kaan, Rua McCallum, Nigel Jenkins, Donnine Harrison and Daniel Belton, of Dunedin, in their multi-media installation at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum auditorium, as part of Arts Festival Dunedin.
The Paper Cinema cast members rehearsing Odyssey at Kavanagh Auditorium this week are (from left) movement director Imogen Charleston, artistic director Nicholas Rawlings, musician Hazel Mills, musical director Christopher Reed and musician Katherine Mann, of England.
Actress Harmony Stempel, of New York, tests her tub at the Playhouse Theatre yesterday for her Dunedin premiere of Human Fruit Bowl tonight.
The percussion ensemble Strike will start its show with a ''big bang'' at the Regent Theatre tonight, says sound producer Ollivier Ballester.
There's so much happening on the stage that it's hard to know where to look.
Wafting incense, an organic light show playing above a dimly lit stage, traditional Beijing opera sound and movements and tactile instrumental sounds stunned the full house at the Glenroy Auditorium into silent reverence.
It was a surreal sight ... seeing a young man, in his vintage Silverstream School blazer, white shirt buttoned to the top, hair oiled slick, skin pale. He was like a vampire-school-choirboy.
Actor Michael Hurst relaxes on the set of his solo show No Holds Bard at the Fortune Theatre yesterday.
Visiting Dunedin Chinese Garden yesterday are guqin player Wu Na (left) and opera singer Dong Fei.
Olveston's drawing room strikes a fine balance between being grandly arts and crafts and familial intimacy. As such. it is a splendid venue for a recital of the concert songs of the sort that Sophie Morris chose accompanied by pianist Vivian McLean.
The name Jane Austen will never again evoke genuine thoughts of genteel Regency etiquette, decorum and desirable but unobtainable suitors.
''Hello and welcome to my symphony,'' began Robbie Ellis at St Paul's At One entertainment yesterday.
The set depicts a shabby, not very tidy flat where a newly single actor has come to roost. We can tell his wife has kicked him out because of the messages that arrive on his phone.
The musical Promise and Promiscuity was written by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton.
Accordionist Jugoslav Hadzic and singer Anastasia Tasic, of Belgrade, from group Balkan Sounds, perform at St Paul's Cathedral yesterday.
Indigenous, a little political and at times confronting, Kaha is the ultimate showcase of Maori contemporary dance.
Reviewer Marcus Turner The publicity for ''Balkan Sounds with a Twist'' states ''Anastasia Tasic and Jugoslav Hadzic will be joined by several other musicians and performers in this exotic touch of the Balkans''. Balkan Sounds St Paul's at One Tuesday, October 14
Seats were sold out for an evening in Olveston's drawing room with its splendid Steinway grand piano and backdrop of trees clothed in spring growth beyond the leadlight bay window.