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Archive for June, 2014

International performer in Wellington

The Massey University School of English and Media Studies is bringing renowned international performance artist Violeta Luna to Wellington this month and you can see her free – for one night only. Violeta Luna’s performance combines video, physical theatre and electronic music by her collaborator David Molina, to create a multi-faceted narrative of forceful and […]

Award-winning poet at Writers Read

Alice Miller, Massey University 2014 Writer in Residence features in two upcoming public events this month in the Manawatu. On Friday June 13, join Alice for a Writers Read panel reading and discussion with Tim Corballis and Ashleigh Young at the Palmerston North Central Library. Refreshments from 6.30pm, reading 7pm. Ground floor, Palmerston North Central […]

New works explore contemporary identity challenges

Three brand new devised theatre/multimedia works that premiered at the Arts on Wednesday Wellington Student Theatre Showcase last week were united by a focus on identity challenges for young people in a digitised 24-hour-networked world. In a confronting piece called ‘Bad Days’, students  Eden Cowley (pictured left, as ‘Jessie’), Maggie Tweedie, Khawa Khoshaba, Virginia O’Connor, Nadia Stadnik, […]

Hard-hitting or controversial work welcome in Poetry NZ

Jack Ross, new editor of Poetry NZ, will be featured on Radio NZ National this Sunday. Jack is being interviewed by Justin Gregory about his plans for Poetry NZ on “Standing Room Only”, this Sunday (8/6). The programme starts at 12:40 pm. Jack said he will be talking with Justin about his plans to keep […]

Daughters of Heaven: Drama in Performance 139.104

Based on the notorious 1954 Parker-Hulme murder, Michelanne Forster’s Daughters of Heaven tells the tale of two teenage girls who conspire to murder one of their own mothers. The play explores the breakdown of one moral universe and its replacement with another that is potent, powerful and, ultimately, tragic. Directed by Rachel Lenart, students of […]

Is tweeting is more important than being there?

When tweeting is more important than being there… New technology is radically altering our experience of far-off lands, says a travelling social anthropologist from Massey University. These days we can have one foot on the exotic land we are in, while the other is back home or in any number of other places, says Dr […]

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