Receive Festival updates by email


CALENDAR 2 - 20 MARCH 2011

28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

select a day


Updates from the 2011 Artistic DirectorElisabeth EastherSchools Review CompetitionReviews
Bookmark and Share


Marvellous Teamwork Animates a Cardboard Rat Race World

By - 17 Mar 2011"Apparently ‘gaff aff’ is Swiss slang, meaning something like “gape at the ape”. It partly sums up the role of the audience in this frantic, playful, portrayal – by Swiss duo, Martin Zimmermann and Dimitri de Perrot – of a man all but caged by the trappings of modern life."

read full article

NZ Herald Review: rapt

By - 17 Mar 2011"When Douglas Wright sets his stage with a big grey wall, it's a wall with an enigmatic, palpable life of its own. If he furnishes his proceedings with a shiny white box on wheels, it is proscenium arch high and can spin like a dervish. When he specifies a therianthrop, that mythical man-with-an-eagle's head, then that eagle head becomes a veritable godhead, with an omnipotent gaze - and apocalyptic yellow shoes."

read full article

NZ Herald Review: Gaff Aff

By - 17 Mar 2011"Gaff Aff is youthful urban Europe at its most creative, and its loud beats and cardboard, computer-game aesthetic will appeal mightily to a younger nightclub crowd as well as to typical festival patrons."

read full article

NZ Herald Review: Paul Kelly A-Z

By - 17 Mar 2011"Paul Kelly has been here many times before. Usually, he's popped across the Tasman with a musician or four behind him, playing to an audience who mostly discovered the singer-songwriter sometime in the 80s through albums which married the vivid storytelling of his lyrics to spare band arrangements mixing rock, country, folk and lots of guitar."

read full article

NZ Herald Review: Spirit of India - Shehnai & Flute

By - 17 Mar 2011"Rajendra Prasanna comes from generations of Indian master musicians. On Tuesday, thanks to him and his three colleagues, a rapt audience fell under the spell of a music in which time itself seemed almost to stand still."

read full article