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
Making Art With Strangers
Read Time: 12 mins
Vanessa Crofskey talks with Alice Canton about Year...
Theatre
Making Art With Strangers
By Vanessa Crofskey
Freedom of Speech and Its Limits
Read Time: 16 mins
Golriz Ghahraman on the urgent need to protect free...
Society
Freedom of Speech and Its Limits
By Golriz Ghahraman
Loose Canons: Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
By Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
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
Bite-sized Reviews: Auckland Fringe 2020 Week Two
Read Time: 2 mins
Bite-size Fringe reviews are back! Auckland Fringe...
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: Auckland Fringe 2020 Week Two
By Pantograph Punch
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
From Mob to Whānau: A Review of Black Ties
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
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Read Time: 12 mins
Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre...
Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
By Jean Sergent