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NZ Herald Review: Xerxes

By - 3 Mar 2011"Heroes don't come much kookier than Xerxes. He may be the King of Persia but he opens Handel's opera by extolling the beauties of a plane tree; a man who, as one character comments, "is aroused by a rough trunk."

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Intense Emotional Upheaval in Five Families From One Community

By - 3 Mar 2011"This world premiere production is born out of a two and a half year gestation, during which commissioned English playwright Lennie James worked through a sequence of workshops and readings by the venerated Massive Company."

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It's Begun!

By - 3 Mar 2011It's Begun! So it’s begun and Theo (5) and I (40) are as excited as can be. Since the Auckland Arts Festival published its program I’ve had more than a little time to peruse its pages. I’ve circled almost everything, then decided I needed to whittle it down a bit, and be a little more selective as there are only so many hours in the day!

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Black Grace at Maidment Theatre

By - 3 Mar 2011"NEIL Ieremia's latest production in collaboration with Black Grace UrbanYOUTHMovement opened Auckland Festival's 2011 dance programme last night in fine style, combining exuberant, disciplined high energy, technically demanding full-out dancing with in-your-face social commentary."

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A Magical Delight

By - 3 Mar 2011"Against a simple yet colourful backdrop of bamboo curtain and red velvet cloths, a light drizzle descends on us as we are transported back a thousand years."

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