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31 Aug 2011
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Hear all about the party of the year and the shows coming up this month...
 
Q Opens its Doors...
... and what a weekend it was!
 
Q's grand opening took place last Friday night with a spectacular party featuring performances all over the building from some of New Zealand's brightest and best, all directed by Mike Mizrahi and Marie Adams. Auckland Mayor, Len Brown, officially opened the venue and led a stirring rendition of the Auckland waiata. The evening culminated in a fabulous finale from Dave Dobbyn and the Jubilation Choir, before guests danced to bands and DJs until the small hours. Keep an eye on our website for photos of this incredible celebration.

Not to let the public miss out, Q's celebrations continued on Sunday with an open day housewarming for this fantastic new space. Visitors were treated to a tour though the building accompanied by performances by artists from our opening season.
Over a thousand people came through the doors in just five hours and the reactions were of true amazement and delight that Q is finally here. You can read the full story of the day on our website.

We'd like to thank the following suppliers, without whom we could never have pulled off such a spectacular opening: Inside Out Productions, Oceania Sound, Optic Shock, Spotlight, First Scene. And many thanks to our beverage sponsors: Sileni Wines, Epic Beer, Broken Shed Vodka, Stolen Rum and Pommery Champagne.

And now that we're open, why not come see a show?
Here's a taste of what's to come this month... 
I, George Nepia
20-24 September
Tawata Productions' I, George Nepia celebrates the life of an East Coast boy who rises from humble beginnings to become world rugby's first superstar. Hone Kouka's eloquent work is a chance for rugby enthusiasts and rivals alike to get an insight into the heart and mind of an invincible. For more info and to book, click here.
Strange Resting Places
21-24 September
Taki Rua Productions transport you to Italy in 1944 to tell the story of a Maori soldier who gets caught in a potentially deadly stand off with an Italian deserter. This glimpse of New Zealand's wartime history shows how nations may be unified through adversity.
For more info and to book, click here.
Te Houhi
21-25 September
Atamira Dance Company in association with STAMP at THE EDGE present Te Houhi which celebrates the tribal history of choreographer Maaka Pepene in this exploration of injustice, hope and unity. This poignant story captures the spirit of a people who are at one with their land.
For more info and to book, click here.  
 
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