David Bowie, Judy Collins, Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick ... many have been influenced by the songs of Belgian Jacques Brel. Add to the list Micheline Van Hautem, who is preparing to summon the spirit of her late compatriot, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Arts Festival Dunedin
The owners of Bellamys Gallery in Macandrew Bay celebrated its 20th anniversary last night by opening an Arts Festival Dunedin exhibition.
NASTASSIA WOLFGRAMM Sei 'O Fafine
Playwright Sarah McDougall, in a 1951 Ford Prefect, is set to drive in a convoy from a George St milk bar to the world premiere of her play Moon at the Bottom of the Garden at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery last night.
A dead soldier tastes the same to the flies regardless of its nationality or gender, an Arts Festival Dunedin production brings home.
LIV MCBRIDE Songs From The South
St Paul's Cathedral music director George Chittenden, in the pews yesterday, prepares for Sonic Psalms, a special one-night-only Arts Festival Dunedin concert at 8pm tonight.
It's an accident in the year 2000 that sets Dunedin architect Nick Chisholm on his path to being a hero.
Like a finely tuned hot rod, the script of Moon at the Bottom of the Garden is ''humming'' and ready for its world premiere in Dunedin tonight, playwright Sarah McDougall said.
Acrobat Kat O'Keefe balances on Rudi Mineur in the Octagon yesterday to mark the start of Arts Festival Dunedin today.
As a stroke violently shook Nick Chisholm, he spoke two final words to his best mate: ''Help me.''
There's an ancient story about the power of friendship and understanding through music that every Chinese knows: Gao Shan Liu Shui - High Mountain Flowing Water.
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Dancing with mana is Maori contemporary dance company Atamira's core vision. Charmian Smith talks to artistic director Moss Patterson about Kaha, which they are touring to Dunedin as part of Arts Festival Dunedin.
Serbian theatre director, teacher and performer Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic is leading a physical theatre workshop this weekend titled Body Memory - dancing our ancestory.
From rabbit heads to Rubik's cubes, Arts Festival Dunedin show Beyond adds a few twists to the circus ring, writes Shane Gilchrist.
A play about a Dunedin hero is coming home, writes Gillian Thomas.
Tim Finn's latest work is a personal, theatrical and, of course, musical reflection on what it means to be Pakeha in New Zealand. As the esteemed songwriter tells Shane Gilchrist, sometimes you have to look back to know who you are now.
While most of New Zealand concentrates on Gallipoli and the Western Front in commemorating World War 1, there are other stories, including women's stories, that have never been told. Charmian Smith reports on a new theatre piece premiering at the Dunedin Arts Festival.
Tension, drama, jealousy, romance, war, spirituality and kings and chiefs make for a great story. Anthony Ritchie and Michelanne Forster's new opera This Other Eden, about events 200 years ago, has its world premiere in Arts Festival Dunedin next month. Charmian Smith reports.