Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'

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The National Conversation

Incurious diodes illuminate the profit centres of South Capricornia, autodidact androids cut hot currency hedges on a midsummer day.

Autochthonous technopreneurs monetize ethnic purity as a niche mode, and tropicana theme nanobars offer three for one polar plunge deals

in a hyperborean happy hour in the Arctic of Capricorn. Post abundance ice cube makers replicated...

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Auckland Theatre Company has opened a rare remount of Briar Grace-Smith’s When Sun And Moon Collide. Kate Prior rediscovers its poetry, but finds it stymied by the production’s soapy literalness.

Dan Williams’ silk flats look like the reflective surface of the moon. Layers of them hang from the rig and push in behind the triangular frame of his dusty, unreflective, avocado-coloured tearooms. Like...

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Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation of Jean Genet's class satire The Maids

Seduction. It’s imagining the end of the fantasy before you experience it; quivering in anticipation, waiting for delivery of an unspoken promise. Jean Genet’s 1947 play The Maids, directed here by Sam Phillips (The Angry Brigade), starts with a seduction. Madame, regal in a shimmering blue silk robe, commands...

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Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Theatre
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Theatre
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
The Brown Core of Mokopōpaki
Read Time: 16 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker considers K Rd’s newest art...
Art
The Brown Core of Mokopōpaki
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Ripping Through the Divide: A Review of Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky
Read Time: 6 mins
Matt Loveranes examines Miria George's latest work...
Theatre
Ripping Through the Divide: A Review of Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky
By Matt Loveranes
He Whānau, He Ūkaipo: A Review of Te Puhi
Read Time: 7 mins
Cian Elyse Waitī's play is set in the world of 1950s...
Theatre
He Whānau, He Ūkaipo: A Review of Te Puhi
By Tāmati Patuwai
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
Read Time: 8 mins
Natano Keni and Sarita So's Riverside Kings is a nostalgic...
Theatre
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
By Maraea Rakuraku
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior finds the new work from Red Leap Theatre...
Theatre
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
By Kate Prior
Loose Canons: Mara TK
Read Time: 4 mins
The son of Māori psychedelic rock legend Billy TK,...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Mara TK
By Mara TK
Efflorescent Abstractions: A Review of ‘Outflux’
Read Time: 8 mins
Ellie Lee-Duncan reflects on Clara Wells solo exhibition...
Art
Efflorescent Abstractions: A Review of ‘Outflux’
By Ellie Lee-Duncan
“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi on Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s latest...
Art
“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
By Lana Lopesi
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