We’re in our third week of lockdown here in Aotearoa, and we’re settling into this new rhythm, taking the opportunity to reflect, and thinking of those doing it tougher than we are out there.
We’d like to mihi to Creative New Zealand for their regular communications and emergency response for the arts, as well as the general government support with the wage subsidy.
We are definitely feeling the huge impact of this pandemic on our arts sector. It’s not just the financial strain for many, including us, who have lost work, there's also big risks for the future sustainability of our sector.
But the arts are resilient and as artists we're practiced in how to create and adapt work in response to restrictions. There is heaps of great work emerging right now — and also lots of inspiring discussion around how we can use this time, as artists, to rest and reflect.
Here at Binge, we are looking forward to being able to launching our new video-walk, Hidden Tracks, once we come out of Alert Level 4. In the meantime we’ve decided to play with our old classic and teamed up with BATS Theatre to do our first ever long distance Break Up. This Saturday, we’ll live stream the Break Up on Facebook. Check out more details below.
We’ve also brought back our New World audio tour as your supermarket companion! Download it onto your device and have a play next time you're at the shop.
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