Capital E National Arts Festival
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|Mon 12 Mar ’07–Sat 24 Mar ’07||
Where: , Wellington
Event listed by: Sarah Griffiths
The award-winning Capital E National Arts Festival will once again blast Wellington with its colour, creativity and fun. New Zealand’s biggest arts festival for children and their families will present an incredible line-up of international and local professional performers, 12-24 March, 2007. The programme features professional performers from Australia, North America and Asia as well as the pick of New Zealand talent and creativity. With five world premieres, the third biennial Festival promises to be inspiring and unique; a frenzy of fun! Here are some highlights:
•Native American Kevin Locke presents Hoop of Life, his spectacular mastery of Lakota Sioux hoop dancing and award-winning traditional flute playing.
•Australian Linsey Pollak, world-renowned for making music from carrots, chairs and even blow-up frogs, creates music from a bicycle in his brilliant show Cycology
•Expect amazing costumes, stilt dancers and acrobats in Ship Song, AkeAke Theatre Company’s brand new show which looks at migration. Audiences queued in 2005 for their sold-out circus theatre show, Our Secret Garden.
•Spinning Mountain is the stunning new production from Capital E National Theatre for Children with original music from acclaimed composers Gareth Farr and Indonesia’s I Wayan Gde Yudane.