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ON the beat: Dusky Sounds – 5 reasONs to see The Blue Moments Project (review) 0
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ON the beat: Dusky Sounds – 5 reasONs to see The Blue Moments Project (review)

ANNABEL WILSON attended the first stop of The Blue Moments ‘Blue Spaces’ three-town tour of  Otago and shares five reasons to catch their show. Because of the words. First, there was the words. The Blue Moments Project (now in its third iteration following a 2015 development showing then 2017 Festival of Colour premiere) begins and ends with the fine words of Laura Williamson. […]

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ONstage: Valerie – intensely intimate: like breathing in a secret. (Theatre review) 0
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ONstage: Valerie – intensely intimate: like breathing in a secret. (Theatre review)

ANNABEL WILSON muses on cabaret show Valerie: the latest installment from Last Tapes – the creatives behind “theatre that gives a shit”. On Suffrage Day (the anniversary of the day women in New Zealand won the right to vote), I went to see Valerie – a show centred around a strong, resilient woman and the impact she has on her descendants. […]

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ONstage: The Explicit Veneer of Anahera 0
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ONstage: The Explicit Veneer of Anahera

ANAHERA Written by Emma Kinane (co-writer Turbine, Paua, The December Brother) Directed by Katie Wolfe (Waru, The Mooncake and the Kumara, The Women) Proudly sponsored by Cariad Productions 9 Sep – 7 Oct, Circa Theatre, WellingtON Anahera (Neenah Dekkers-Reihana) is the constant central light while time and space distort around her. The set in space consists of different shades of […]

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ONstage: Losing Faith – six reasONs to see this vital new show 1
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ONstage: Losing Faith – six reasONs to see this vital new show

LOSING FAITH is a play which gives voice to all-too-often unspoken ideas around post natal depression. ANNABEL WILSON attended the opening night of its second season, and shares six reasons why you should see this brave new work.  #1: Losing Faith gives you a lot to talk about. Through its two hour tracing of the protagonist’s trajectory through PND, the […]

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ON release: Arma Del Amor’s new single ‘Taking Back The Sea’ 1
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ON release: Arma Del Amor’s new single ‘Taking Back The Sea’

Heavy-hitting electronic duo Arma Del Amor have been mixing up a moody storm in the studio recently. ANNABEL WILSON talks to Martine Harding and Danny Fairley on the eve of their new single and video release. Read ON for insights into their creative process, the story behind their latest sound and a little spot of Lion’s Mane tea. Then scope […]

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ONstage: Christchurch’s Ubu nights – the best thing about Fridays in the shaky city 0
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ONstage: Christchurch’s Ubu nights – the best thing about Fridays in the shaky city

ANNABEL WILSON drops into the Arts Centre’s refurbished Old Gym for Free Theatre’s Ubu night. Housed in the heart of old Christchurch, the Free Theatre is the vanguard of post-quake cool. The first arts organisation to return to the restored Arts Centre, the company have taken over The Gym where they produce experimental theatre (having just finished their successful season […]

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Five reasONs to see No Science To Goodbye at BATS 0
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Five reasONs to see No Science To Goodbye at BATS

  * NO SCIENCE TO GOODBYE is as much about the New Zealand landscape and how it shapes us as people as it is about the three particular people in the play. Set amongst the Southern Lakes, Wilson gives voice to ​the ever-changing lake, and its reflection of those who live around it. * Writer Annabel Wilson is an up and […]

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ON stage: Southern Lakes locals lure crowds to Festival of Colour 1
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ON stage: Southern Lakes locals lure crowds to Festival of Colour

A record number of Southern Lakes locals will participate in the acclaimed Festival of Colour, which kicks off in Wanaka next week. Known as New Zealand’s ‘best little arts festival’, the seventh biennial event launches on Monday, April 3 with bonfires, storytelling and song on Wanaka’s lakefront. More than 160 locals are either performing, volunteering or working behind the scenes […]

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ONstage: 26 Cats Destroy The Patriarchy (Review) 0
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ONstage: 26 Cats Destroy The Patriarchy (Review)

‘26 Cats Destroy the Patriarchy’ is more than a contemporary historical or socio-political drama, it is an intergenerational homage to feminism and family, in particular to women raising women. Ellen Anderson reflects on the show’s recent premiere season at BATS theatre as part of the NZ Fringe Festival. Not only does each character represent their generation within a modern matriarchy, […]

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ON the beat – Quintessentially Rhythm and Alps (Review – with photos) 1
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ON the beat – Quintessentially Rhythm and Alps (Review – with photos)

“One for peace, two for unity, three for we. And here it is. The place is Wanaka 2017. Raise your hands! Raise ’em all!” – Opiuo What makes the music festival Rhythm and Alps unique, #sorhythmandalps? What drew this year’s crowd of 7000, 4000 of whom camped on site? What makes R&A what it is today? ONmag’s writers ANNABEL WILSON […]

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