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Vismaya : Celebration

Auckland, Hamilton, Lower Hutt, Nelson, Christchurch

29/06/2024 - 06/07/2024

"Immediacy, vitality of the performance, captivating..

"Dancers are galvanised into brilliance..

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GURU OF CHAI

Auckland & Wellington, Wellington, Nelson, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wanaka, Auckland, NYC, USA, Christchurch, Raumati

11/02/2010 - 11/08/2024

"Indelible performance: balletic, orchestral, disciplined and captivating..

"Polished expertise, inimitable direction, 'a wonder in spades'...

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H.R. The Musical

Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

01/02/2024 - 22/05/2024

"Every song and scene is immaculately written, rehearsed and delivered..

"Riotous send-up of corporate culture...

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He Aha Te Hau

Auckland

29/04/2024 - 30/04/2024

"They maintain a beautiful hold over their deep pool of simmering ihi..

"'He Aha Te Hau' is an outstanding historic milestone as Ngāti Whātua share the history of their land and its…..

WHENUA

Wellington, Auckland

08/03/2024 - 12/04/2024

"The dislocations of contemporary life..

"Questions identity and ties to land...

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In the Name of the Son - The Gerry Conlon Story

Auckland

14/03/2024 - 17/03/2024

"Unravels Conlon's imprisonment and the nature of the troubles in Northern Ireland..

Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: A Forbidden Love

Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Rotorua

20/02/2024 - 17/03/2024

"Ngā Pūrākau (myths) are driving forces..

"A Te Ao Māori lens..

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Sirens Of The Silver Screen

Auckland

22/02/2024 - 24/02/2024

"'Sirens of the Silver Screen' is all razzle dazzle, laughter, and completely delights..

Ballet Noir

Auckland

27/10/2023 - 29/10/2023

"Dramatic modern love story within sharp stylized choreography..

DIRTY WORK - An Ode to Joy

Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth

16/06/2023 - 25/05/2024

"Joy is at the heart of this feel-good comedy and important social critique..

"Sisyphus myth hits home hard yet something doesn’t quite land..

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THE CHOSEN HARAM

Auckland

24/03/2023 - 26/03/2023

"Brave work, wonderfully conceived and performed..

EMIL AND THE DETECTIVES

Auckland

16/03/2023 - 18/03/2023

"Innovative world-building creates a satisfying blend of action and visual effects..

Haus of Yolo

Auckland

23/11/2022 - 27/11/2022

"A Playful Set of Risqué Cabaret Vignettes..

What They Said - NZ Dance Company

Auckland

07/10/2022 - 08/10/2022

"Can you talk to me? A Legacy of Artistic Communication..

HALF | LIFE Lo|Co Arts

Auckland

28/09/2022 - 29/09/2022

"Half | Life - a work of rare beauty..

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

Auckland

07/07/2022 - 30/07/2022

"Simple yet effective and impeccably acted to have you hooked..

"Compels our recognition, judgement, understanding and empathy..

Karanga

Auckland

05/08/2021 - 05/08/2021

"Potent feminine energies that characterise mana wahine..

NGĀ WAI

Hawkes Bay, Auckland

26/11/2020 - 16/04/2021

"Incandescent expressiveness..

"Moments of shapeshifting provocation and pūrākau..

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