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22 Apr 2014
Victoria University of Wellington SUMMER SHAKESPEARE 2015 CALL FOR DIRECTORS The Victoria University of Wellington Summer Shakespeare Trust is seeking a director for the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Production. Directors will be asked to choose from one of the following plays: [more]

14 Apr 2014
BATS THEATRE LIMITED NOTICE OF 20TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the 20th Annual General Meeting of BATS Theatre Limited will be held at BATS Theatre, Corner of Cuba and Dixon Streets, Wellington, on Saturday 3rd May 2014 commencing at 2.00pm. [more]

9 Apr 2014
2014 READ RAW SEARCH FOR A GREAT PLAYSCRIPT Auckland Playwrights Collective & The Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC) announce The 2014 Read Raw Search for a Great PlayScript is now open [more]

9 Apr 2014
HELPING BATS FLY HOME The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. [more]

1 Apr 2014
PERFORMING ARTS POLICIES FORESHADOWED As the General Election looms a political analyst has sifted through the mostly hard-to-find Arts policies of political parties and summarised the implications for the performing arts as follows... [more]

29 Mar 2014
ADAM NZ PLAY AWARDS 2014 The dilemmas of modern reproduction examined in award-winning play. IVF isn’t foolproof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to breed. Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant. [more]

25 Mar 2014
THE PRIME MINISTER’S AWARDS FOR LITERATURE These awards recognise notable literary achievement and are offered to writers who have made a significant contribution to New Zealand literature. Individuals and organisations are invited to nominate writers for these awards. [more]

24 Mar 2014
DUNEDIN FRINGE 2014 AWARDS The 2014 Dunedin Fringe Festival has ended on a high note with an elaborate Awards Night at the Dunedin Railway Station. 14 awards were handed out at the ceremony that acknowledged the achievements of hundreds of participating artists. Increased ticket sales and a number of sold out shows has left Festival organisers up-beat about the future of the Festival. [more]

18 Mar 2014
Christopher Finlayson 18 March, 2014 New Arts Council members appointed Thirteen inaugural members have been appointed to the new Arts Council, established by the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today. “I am delighted with the calibre of the members who have made themselves available for the new Arts Council,” Mr Finlayson said. [more]

13 Mar 2014
NEW ZEALAND OPERA APPOINTS NEW GENERAL DIRECTOR Stuart Maunder, an Australian-born international opera director and arts manager, has been appointed General Director of New Zealand Opera. Stuart Maunder has worked in the opera world for the past 35 years. During that time he has accumulated extensive experience as a stage director – in Australia, and internationally in the UK ... [more]

11 Mar 2014
THANKS TO THE WCC FOR ITS SUPPORT Theatreview thanks the Wellington City Council for its support ($3,800) towards ensuring the performing arts content of NZ Fringe 2014 was comprehensively reviewed. Over the 3 weeks of the Fringe, Theatreview commissioned and published 76 performing arts reviews of Fringe shows [more]

7 Mar 2014
DENISE WALSH – Obituary The death yesterday in Dunedin at the age of 71 of the well-known writer and director of plays for young people, Denise Walsh, was announced by the playwright’s agent, Murray Lynch, Director of Playmarket, the New Zealand playwrights’ agency and script development service. Denise Walsh is only the second New Zealand playwright (after Bruce Mason) and one of the few internationally (Harold Pinter and Noel Coward in London’s West End, Eugene O’Neill and Neil Simon on Broadway) to have a theatre named in her honour. The performing arts auditorium at Logan Park High School in North Dunedin, where until recently she was a long-serving teacher, is now to bear her name. [more]

6 Mar 2014
21-23 June 2014 workshop The Body in Action: Paths Towards a Personal Cartography [more]

4 Mar 2014
RNZB ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TO LEAVE AFTER THREE OUTSTANDING YEARS After three outstanding years as Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ethan Stiefel has decided not to extend his contract with the national ballet company. He will return to the USA at the beginning of September to pursue new opportunities in his homeland. [more]

3 Mar 2014
CELEBRATING NZ FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014 The 2014 NZ Fringe Festival has come to a sensational glittering end, with an award ceremony at St Peter’s Church Sunday 2nd March, honouring the hard work, creativity and innovativeness of 121 events, performing over 700 shows in 45 different Wellington venues. [more]

28 Feb 2014
New General Manager Melanie Esplin appointed to The New Zealand Dance Company [more]

24 Feb 2014
Qi Huan, who has been a leading dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet for the past nine years, is leaving the company to take up a teaching role at the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD). [more]

17 Feb 2014
PŪTAHI FESTIVAL Te Pūtahitanga a te Rēhia At no other time in our history has the Māori Theatre sector had such a vast range of experience, talent and skill on offer. For decades, Māori theatre has featured in our regional arts festivals and, more often than not, is the theatre that represents us internationally. The growth in Māori Theatre over this time has seen the sector move from relying on one production company to multiple companies whose work is expanding in its depth and diversity. [more]

12 Feb 2014
A NEW ERA FOR THE HANNAH PLAYHOUSE SIGNAGE GOING UP MARKS A NEW ERA FOR THE HANNAH PLAYHOUSE The first of new signage to adorn the Hannah Playhouse is going on display this week, marking the beginning of an exciting new phase for the iconic Wellington building. [more]

3 Feb 2014
RESULTS OF CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND’S DANCE REVIEW During 2013 Creative New Zealand reviewed its funding priorities, programmes and initiatives for supporting New Zealand dance. As a result of your comments and suggestions we are making changes to how we support dance. Our aim is to strike the right balance between supporting individual artists and choreographers and long-term support for dance companies. [more]

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