We spent a stimulating Sunday gallivanting around central Wellington helping the creators of Hidden City Maps, Sarah Burrell, John Coddington and Andrew Simpson, test-drive material for their performance, which is coming up soon as part of Massey's Blow Festival, Fri 12 Nov - Wed 17 Nov. Here's the blurb:
Hidden City Maps is a performance installation sited in the urban spaces of Wellington that provides the participants with an alternative itinerary by which to encounter the city. Participants are invited to engage in situations that disrupt their habitual routines of moving through the streets to rediscover the city as a zone for ludic detours and performative encounters. Audience members are guided on a solitary self-paced journey accompanied by a soundscape, and are led to uncover and participate in subtle urban interventions that reveal a fantastical dimension within the familiar city.
The experience made us feel like tourists in our own city- the tour is full of suprises and food for the imagination. The website with more information is here.
The forecast is for Golden Weather. From the makers of Elimination Rounds comes a work of epic scale and dizzying majesty.
Raw, playful, risky and compassionate, Binge Culture’s new theatre project will be an exploration of the intensity of childhood, a full blown attempt at a epicness, and a ruthless parody of attempts at summing up national identity. With Wellington about to be engulfed in manic preparations for the Rugby World Cup, what better time to present a work which complicates and satirizes the myths of who we are?
March 2011. More details soon!
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