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Vietnamese Water Puppets Reviewed by Thread

By - 6 Mar 2011"Vietnamese Water Puppets or ‘how to introduce your kids to the Auckland Arts Festival.’"

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NZ Herald Review: Silver Stars at Auckland Town Hall

By - 5 Mar 2011"Among the more unusual festival offerings is an Irish community theatre project that testifies to the extraordinary spiritual quality that seems to emerge whenever ordinary folk come together to sing."

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NZ Herald Review: Smoke & Mirrors

By - 5 Mar 2011"Director Craig Ilot describes the slick and polished Smoke & Mirrors as a "concept album for the stage". The show's eclectic troupe mix suggests the concept must be, what happens when you follow a white rabbit playing a ukulele, and end up in a glam rock cabaret presented as a 19th century circus?"

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NZ Herald Review: Loin...(Far...)

By - 4 Mar 2011"French dancer-choreographer Rachid Ouramdane's multimedia performance installation Loin ... (Far ... ) is a very personal meditation on the nature of identity and the ways in which it is shaped by violence, aggression, war, politics, destruction, and by the legacies of the past we carry with us, especially in our bodies."

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Majesty and Madness in Wonderland

By - 4 Mar 2011"Your ticket to Smoke and Mirrors doesn’t just let you in to the Festival’s Spiegeltent; it takes you on a journey to the soulful, spectacular, and sometimes seedy side of the circus. And it’s a hell of a trip!"

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