We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Lockdown Film Festival
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing

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Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

Screen

As a cinematic salve to the current situation, Auckland-based film critic Amanda Jane Robinson has curated a film festival you can host from your couch.

Each mini-programme consists of one short film and three feature films. The films are on a variety of online platforms – some free, some paid – all accessible in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It’s not even one week into lockdown and it already feels like...

Theatre

On not-finishing.

Before you open a show you think a lot about the audience. You dream about them; you wonder what they like; you obsess about how they’ll read a moment onstage. Your relationship with your imagined audience becomes intimate, like a teenage crush, and it’s all completely in your imagination until there are bodies in the room.

Covid-19 has affected so many lives in ways immediately...

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We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
Theatre
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
Memoirs of a Participant: A Review of Essays In Love
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior was a participant in Oliver Driver and...
Theatre
Memoirs of a Participant: A Review of Essays In Love
By Kate Prior
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Read Time: 12 mins
Vanessa Crofskey talks with Alice Canton about Year...
Theatre
Making Art With Strangers
By Vanessa Crofskey
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Three
Read Time: 4 mins
Bite-sized reviews from the final week of NZ Fringe...
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Three
By Pantograph Punch
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Read Time: 4 mins
In a play that navigates tensions between an Indigenous...
Theatre
From Mob to Whānau: A Review of Black Ties
By Tia Reihana
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Read Time: 16 mins
Golriz Ghahraman on the urgent need to protect free...
Society
Freedom of Speech and Its Limits
By Golriz Ghahraman
Light Switches, Secrets and Single Stories: Growing Up Blind
Read Time: 9 mins
As a kid, Aine knew that being blind was harder but...
Society
Light Switches, Secrets and Single Stories: Growing Up Blind
By Áine Kelly-Costello
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Read Time: 25 mins
English playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm is in Tāmaki...
Theatre
Burn The Whole Fucking House Down: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm in Conversation
By Kate Prior
Dancing With Hikule'o: A response to TongPop Herstory
Read Time: 5 mins
essa may ranapiri meets Hikule'o, Queer Goddess of...
Art
Dancing With Hikule'o: A response to TongPop Herstory
By essa may ranapiri