Full of extraordinary skill and brute strength.THE GUARDIAN
Circus, Festival Club 15 – 16 Mar
“Every minute counts” (The Guardian) in Knee Deep, from Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourites Casus Circus. Come experience the thrilling push and pull of this cutting-edge circus for yourself.
Will leave you spellboundTime Out Paris
Circus, Dance, Family 08 – 11 Mar
Whisk the whole family away to a village in Vietnam at À Ố Làng Phố – a circus show of extraordinary feats and infectious fun.
Pulverising, heart-stopping, often too close to the bone for comfort, Valerie is extremely challenging and brave cabaret/theatre.THEATREVIEW
Festival Club, Music, Theatre 07 – 08 Mar
Named the stand-out cabaret of the year by the New ZealandHerald, Valerie is gig-theatre at its finest.
Music 09 Mar
Delight in the “flair, rigour and integrity” (New Zealand Listener) of New Zealand’s composition vanguard in collaboration with the Miyata-Yoshimura-Suzuki Trio and Ensemble Musikfabrik.
One of the best pieces of theatre I’ve seen in many yearsAlbert Wendt
Access, Artist Talk, Theatre 07 – 11 Mar
Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia’s poetry becomes a fearless and enchanting piece of theatre under the direction of Anapela Polata'ivao and a cast of six powerful Pasefika actresses.
Bailey and Laughton have jazz – they watch closely, feeling their way in to the other’s sound, bouncing off what the other offers up.Liz Gunn, 13th Floor
A Waka Odyssey, Festival Club, Kupe Dreaming, Music 28 Feb
At the end of every epic voyage is a great celebration, and the wrap party for A Waka Odyssey will be no exception – featuring golden-voiced Bailey Wiley and master of electronic funk Laughton Kora.
Gorgeous living music that opens a door on a sumptuous pastSydney Morning Herald
Music 24 Feb
Prepare for a rapturous night of spine-tingling music from the best early music performers in the world.
It’s a rare thing for a show to be able to take you so honestly from moments of laughter to moments of self-reflection. Raw insights will no doubt leave you wanting to see more.PERTH NOW
Festival Club, Theatre 03 Mar
Australia’s most popular live storytelling series, Barefaced Stories, lands in Wellington for one massive New Zealand Festival Club night.
Perfectly pitched for a gin and tonic in hand on a blissful evening, with its relatively sunny, serene disposition.Review of Nathan Haines' The Poet’s Embrace, NZ HERALD
Festival Club, Music 25 Feb
International jazz legends Nathan Haines and Jonathan Crayford join forces for a collaborative re-working of the Adagio form through the works of Bach, Stravinsky, Morricone and more.
The three share an encyclopedic grasp of pop styles and a love of witty, whimsical lyricism, based on life as they see it.Nick Bollinger, ARTicle
Festival Club, Music 27 Feb
Samuel Scott and Lukasz Buda (together one third of The Phoenix Foundation) and James Milne (Lawrence Arabia) bring you a stripped back, band-free live show of some of their faves.