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June 2015
$15

Matariki Mix It

26/06/2015 @ 7:00 pm - 27/06/2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Mika Haka Foundation’s Matariki Mix-It. Be the first to experience new TV series and films before they hit the screen. Direct from Los Angeles Pride & SXSW Mika Haka “Taniwha” live music performance + BBOY In-stance movement, Hip Hop, Kapa Haka performed by Taki Maori, Contemporary dance + fresh voices of music. Artists from our Nga Whetu & Rangatahi Tu Rangatira will be taking to the stage for their new album launches. **Limited seating for Screen preview in Theatre. MHF…

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$25

The Mourning After

30/06/2015 @ 8:00 pm - 03/07/2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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The Mourning After by Prayas Theatre and Agaram Productions

A young New Zealand expatriate returns to Sri Lanka to discover tragedy; his ancestral village and people have been washed away in the devastating tsunami of 2004. His search among the debris for his family and cultural roots take him on a journey. The Mourning After is about homecoming amongst the ramifications of a natural disaster. It connects Dilmah Tea, cricket, the recent civil war and Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, to transport audiences to a Sri…

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July 2015
$42 - $49

K Rd Strip | A Place to Stand

14/07/2015 @ 7:30 pm - 19/07/2015 @ 6:00 pm
Q Theatre,
305 Queen Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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K Rd Strip July 14-19th @ Q Theatre

K’Rd’s vital and significant past is tackled by one of New Zealand’s most sought after and prolific dance companies – Okareka Dance Company. Following 21 sold-out standing ovations in 2013, the sexy all male dance-theatre hit returns for six nights in Auckland before touring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! K'Rd Strip is Okareka’s response to an Auckland landmark that has anchored its deep roots into the veins of New Zealand history, both culturally and counter-culturally. The result is spectacular, unlike anything Okareka…

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$36 - $40

The Deliberate Disappearance Of My Friend, Jack Hartnett

24/07/2015 @ 7:30 pm - 08/08/2015 @ 7:30 pm
Q Theatre,
305 Queen Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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The Deliberate Disappearance of my friend, Jack Hartnett, July 24th - August 8th, Q Theatre, 2015

It’s 2am and Oliver is still at the office. His next move, depends on Jack. Jack left work without notice in search of Anja - a woman behind the 152 emails sitting in Jack’s inbox. Auckland. Paris. Amsterdam. Zagreb. The echo of Anja’s voice drives Jack’s search. When Oliver is granted online access to Jack’s innermost thoughts, the fragile balance between observer and participant is broken, leading Oliver to commit an irreversible crime. Starring Todd Emerson (Westside, Daffodils) and set to…

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September 2015
$25

Manifesto 2083

29/09/2015 @ 8:00 pm - 03/10/2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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MANIFESTO 2083 | The Basement Theatre

On July 22, 2011 Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people and injured more than 200.
What made him do it?

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October 2015
$18

Afakasi

27/10/2015 @ 7:00 pm - 31/10/2015 @ 7:00 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Afakasi | The Basement

A traumatic experience births Leilani Etuale’s hatred towards her father’s culture. She struggles to identify herself with the Samoan culture she so desperately wants to be a part of. Her journey, expressively shown through Samoan and contemporary movement, song, music and spoken word, is her drive to prove to all and most prominently herself that she is not one, she is the other. Inevitably she is confronted with the truth – she is what she does not want to…

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November 2015
Free

Massive Nui Ensemble

14/11/2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mangere Arts Centre,
Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive
Auckland, New Zealand
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Massive Nui Ensemble

At the heart of Massive Company is Massive Nui Ensemble. From Massive's FREE Intro Workshops, emerging artists aged 14-25 are selected to train, create and perform with the Company.  Tutored by our Artistic Director and Company Tutors, Massive Nui Ensemble commit to intensive sessions throughout the year, culminating in public showings during each school holiday. This year the ensemble is collaborating with Auckland War Memorial Museum to uncover forgotten stories. The ensemble develops these ideas to craft personal theatre pieces. We…

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Free

The Performance Series 2015

20/11/2015 @ 8:00 am - 28/11/2015 @ 5:00 pm
30upstairs Gallery,
30 Courtenay Place
Wellington, New Zealand
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Night Walk by Sam Trubridge at The Performance Arcade 2016

A suite of works will be presented at 30upstairs Gallery over 8 days from Friday 20 - Saturday 28 November. The Performance Series 2015 is the first opportunity for audiences to view a selection of the works that will occupy the Wellington cityscape and waterfront on 2 - 6 March in The Performance Arcade 2016. The Performance Series 2015 will be followed by a programme of Art Talks leading up to The Performance Arcade 2016. Hosted by the Bolton Hotel, this series of…

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$115

Ithaca | Drink, Dine, Desire

26/11/2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11/12/2015 @ 8:30 pm
Q Theatre,
305 Queen Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Let The Dust Palace take you on a journey of food, wine and desire - Q Theatre 26 November - 11 December

Q Theatre and cirque exponents The Dust Palace take you on a journey fit for the ages with ITHACA. A cirque cabaret inspired by the epic tale that is Homer’s Odyssey. Transcending day to day triviality, be enthralled as skilful performers recreate moments long since lost in an ancient time... Epic love duets, God-like flight, and carnal hell on earth. “superbly choreographed acrobatics featuring the finely muscled bodies and disciplined athleticism of highly trained performers” (NZ Herald) SEASON Opens:…

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Free

Massive Nui Ensemble

28/11/2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mangere Arts Centre,
Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive
Auckland, New Zealand
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Massive Nui Ensemble

At the heart of Massive Company is Massive Nui Ensemble. From Massive's FREE Intro Workshops, emerging artists aged 14-25 are selected to train, create and perform with the Company.  Tutored by our Artistic Director and Company Tutors, Massive Nui Ensemble commit to intensive sessions throughout the year, culminating in public showings during each school holiday. This year the ensemble is collaborating with Auckland War Memorial Museum to uncover forgotten stories. The ensemble develops these ideas to craft personal theatre pieces. We…

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December 2015
Free

Massive Nui Ensemble

12/12/2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mangere Arts Centre,
Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive
Auckland, New Zealand
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Massive Nui Ensemble

At the heart of Massive Company is Massive Nui Ensemble. From Massive's FREE Intro Workshops, emerging artists aged 14-25 are selected to train, create and perform with the Company. Tutored by our Artistic Director and Company Tutors, Massive Nui Ensemble commit to intensive sessions throughout the year, culminating in public showings during each school holiday. This year the ensemble is collaborating with Auckland War Memorial Museum to uncover forgotten stories. The ensemble develops these ideas to craft personal theatre pieces.…

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February 2016
$18

Hart

02/02/2016 @ 6:30 pm - 06/02/2016 @ 6:30 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Hart - She Said Theatre

Between the years 1900–1970, an unknown number of Indigenous Australian children were forcibly removed from their families. Parents driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost, and culture stripped away. Using testimonials from survivors of the Stolen Generation, Melbourne Fringe Festival award winner and proud Noongar man Ian Michael invites you to listen in on the silenced stories of his country. WHY I'M INTERESTED This story is incredibly important. The colonial experience of the Indigenous people of Australia is dark,…

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$22

Defending the J.J. Mac

02/02/2016 @ 8:30 pm - 06/02/2016 @ 8:30 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Defending the J.J. Mac

Meet Addy. A butterfly-tamer, in a treehouse, living in a magical world of her own creation. But what happens when Addy begins to lose herself to the fantasy? Beanie-Maryse Ridler's fantastical new work 'Defending the J.J. MAC' is a story about mental health, acceptance, reconciliation and grief...with a little bit of magic thrown in the mix. Last Tapes Theatre Company are proud to be bringing the premiere of this New Zealand play to the Basement to open the 2016 season.…

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$20

Dog Walk Dating

03/02/2016 @ 7:30 pm - 06/02/2016 @ 9:30 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Dog Walk Dating at the Basement

Speed-dating crossed with dog-walking, this Feb at the Basement. Dog lovers who want to meet new people are invited to walk from 3-6 February. We will have a stable of dogs patiently waiting, or BYOD if you like. Nights go from 7.30-9.30pm, and walks are about 20 mins each. Open to queer or straight singles obviously, but also friend-dating, or even established couples. Msg us (drusdrus@gmail.com) to be matched, or just turn up on the night. Tickets are $20 and…

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$15

Hotspot – With Pride

09/02/2016 @ 7:30 pm - 13/02/2016 @ 7:30 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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  In March 2015 Dionysos launched Hotspot - Auckland's Regular Cabaret Night. Hotspot is a performance platform for rising professional music theatre artists to create and perform a short 15-minute cabaret set. Hotspot - With Pride will launch our 2016 Hotspot Season. Our three top quality hand-picked Hotspot - With Pride artists include the incredibly talented Jason Te Mete (Guys and Dolls - Auckland Theatre Company), Blaise Clotworthy (Jesus Christ Superstar - Auckland Theatre Company) and Bryony Skillington (Northern Glow…

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$23

Puzzy

09/02/2016 @ 9:00 pm - 13/02/2016 @ 9:00 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Puzzy

First, BLACK FAGGOT shone a spotlight on a wide spectrum of gay Samoan men. Now PUZZY prepares to do the same for Pacific Island lesbians. Mele is just your average Samoan Jehovah’s Witness – except she’s a lesbian. After she comes out and embarks on a quest for true love, she encounters a wide range of characters from her disapproving Elder John to her straight best friend Tina Turner and ultimately her first true love. Written by Hawaiian based Samoan-Filipina…

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$130

The World’s Biggest Waterslide is back!

12/02/2016 @ 8:00 am - 14/02/2016 @ 5:00 pm
Jonkers Farm,
Bethells Beach
Auckland, New Zealand
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Live More Awesome, ride the world's largest waterslide and support mental health initiatives in Aotearoa!

The World’s Biggest Waterslide will be back in West Auckland from 12-14 February 2016, raising money and awareness for mental health with charity Live More Awesome - and this time it is official. New Zealanders got the chance to try out the first version of World’s Biggest Waterslide in 2013 in Waimauku. A purpose built 600m inflatable slide was created for the 2015 edition, held at Jonkers Farm at Bethells Beach, before the slide was moved to Action Park in…

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$20

If There’s Not Dancing At The Revolution, I’m Not Coming

23/02/2016 @ 7:00 pm - 27/02/2016 @ 7:00 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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If there's not dancing at the revolution I'm not coming

Back by popular demand! An anarchic performance collage of film scripts, pop songs, comedy, dance and live art, collided to challenge the treatment of women’s bodies in popular culture. Our collective fantasies of female bodies are stretched and shattered, and exploded into Feminist Confetti. Created by Julia Croft and Virginia Frankovich. WHY I'M INTERESTED I missed this show in 2015 and I will not miss it again. Julia Croft and Virginia Frankovich are stars and this hugely lauded show has…

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$18

Vladimir the Crow

26/02/2016 @ 9:00 pm - 27/02/2016 @ 9:00 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Vladimir the Crow

Vladimir the Crow is a scholar of horror, a conduit to all things ghastly and ghoulish, a grotesque clown and surreal song and dance man. The show is a dark, poetic, hypnotic, horror fairytale and a celebration of classic horror. 'Vladimir the Crow - Whispering Ghoul' is a new one man show by acclaimed theatre performer Paul Bourke which explores the darkness in a hybrid horror inspired performance piece that incorporates elements of clown and bouffon in an unforgettable stage…

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April 2016

White/ Other

12/04/2016 @ 8:30 pm - 21/04/2016 @ 8:30 pm
The Basement Theatre,
Lower Greys Avenue
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Alice Canton - White/Other

“To define Otherness you must know what the Other is.” WHITE/OTHER is an expression of race and identity. It aims to dissect the layers of prejudice, un-knowing, and alienation to challenge our thinking and shift our actions. It is about operating between the binary of White/Other and confronting the dominant culture, from both the inside and outside. The show follows Alice* on her journey to self un-discovery as she questions her existence and finds her authentic voice. WHITE/OTHER is a…

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