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Conceived and produced by Cat Ruka
Music by: James Risbey and Lucy Beeler.

[1 hour]

at The Basement, Auckland
From 1 Mar 2013 to 3 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  Christina Houghton;

The premiere of Cat Ruka's new full-length performance work Awkward Altars runs from the 1st to the 3rd of March 2013 at The Basement. Featuring a collective of 10 independent practitioners who between them have created over 100 performances, this work celebrates the beautifully dissonant nature of how we as Aucklanders relate to each other. 

“I have deliberately brought together an unlikely ensemble of local artists who offer a multi-generational, inter-cultural and diverse spectrum of life experience,” says Ruka. “In this performance we take genuine risks and revel in the opportunity to cultivate our social differences.” 

***Please visit the following link to purchase tickets (*** 

Venue: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland CBD, 1010

Date: 1st, 2nd, 3rd of March

Time: 5:30pm

Cost: $20 / $15

To watch the Awkward Altars Promotional Video please visit:


Performers/co-choreographers: Val Smith, Emily Moffat, Matthew Moore, Jennifer De Leon, Cat Ruka, Kristian Larsen, Zahra Killeen-Chance, Liana Yew, Lisa Greenfield, Haydon Timoko.