BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Lockdown Film Festival

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Theatre

Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre managed in the confusing days before lockdown, and captures some of their immediate reflections now.

My solo Fringe show Change Your Own Life played at BATS Theatre from 10 – 16 March. Sunday 15 March was the first date I noticed disinfectant sprays in the dressing room. Four days later the theatre was closed.

The speed at which the situation...

Art

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...

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Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
Read Time: 13 mins
Even beautiful buildings can be perpetrators of colonial...
Society
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
By Jade Kake
Shocks and Conversations: A Review of Two New Anthologies of New Zealand Poetry
Read Time: 14 mins
Is New Zealand poetry “experiencing some kind of revolution...
Literature
Shocks and Conversations: A Review of Two New Anthologies of New Zealand Poetry
By Mark Williams
Nothing Like Family
Read Time: 13 mins
Doug Dillaman and the unlikely, unconventional and...
Screen
Nothing Like Family
By Doug Dillaman
Skin in the Game: Not-a-review of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak
Read Time: 4 mins
Saraid de Silva Cameron praises Ahi Karunaharan's...
Theatre
Skin in the Game: Not-a-review of My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak
By Saraid de Silva Cameron
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
Read Time: 7 mins
Is Hell other people, other Pacific people, or something...
Theatre
Hell is Other People: A Review of Uma Lava
By Sepelini Mua’au
The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
Read Time: 2 mins
Take our five-minute survey and be in to win a prize...
News
The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
By Pantograph Punch
The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
Read Time: 12 mins
Our top picks from this year’s New Zealand International...
Screen
The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Anapela Polata'ivao
Read Time: 4 mins
Iconic Auckland performer and director Anapela Polata...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Anapela Polata'ivao
By Anapela Polata'ivao