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
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We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
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Lockdown Film Festival
UPU: A Celebration of Trailblazing Moana Writers
Read Time: 8 mins
Sāmoan/Pākehā writer and Pantograph Punch Editor Faith...
Theatre
UPU: A Celebration of Trailblazing Moana Writers
By Faith Wilson
Hard Shell, Soft Belly: A Review of Such Stuff As Dreams
Read Time: 8 mins
Rewritten and remounted after a season at Te Pou earlier...
Theatre
Hard Shell, Soft Belly: A Review of Such Stuff As Dreams
By India Essuah
Loose Canons: Kate Prior
Read Time: 10 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Kate Prior
By Kate Prior
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Read Time: 10 mins
Veteran of Auckland’s spoken word scene Tim Heath...
Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
By Tim Heath
Loose Canons: Grace Iwashita-Taylor
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Grace Iwashita-Taylor
By Grace Iwashita-Taylor
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week One
Read Time: 4 mins
Bite-size Fringe reviews are back! New Zealand Fringe...
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week One
By Pantograph Punch
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
Burn The Whole Fucking House Down: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm in Conversation
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