New Zealand Festival
Photos: New Zealand International Arts Festival. See Practical information below for credits.
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|Country and Region||New Zealand — Wellington|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Music|
|Location of Festival||Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Festival Contact Information|
New Zealand Festival
The New Zealand Festival, formerly known as New Zealand International Arts Festival, takes place each February/March. Presenting a strong international program, the festival continues its very important role of commissioning New Zealand works that are of international standard — a whirlwind of outstanding theatre, dance, and music.
|Festival Dates||February 21 - March 16, 2014|
Everywhere you go at the festival you can see the festival logo. The logo fits the scope of this international arts festival perfectly. The kiwi, with tail feathers of nikau palm fronds, lets you know that the festival is playful and represents artists from around the world as well as native New Zealand culture. This festival includes opera, theatre and dance performances, as well as literary and visual arts events. There are also free events, family events, and opportunities for school tours.
- From master theatre-maker Robert Lepage’s Needles and Opium to a Russian A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It) commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, plus award-winning Israeli dance, a modern twist on a Homeric classic from New York and quirky British cabaret stars – you’ll find everything you need for your Festival fix.
- From our $50 gig line-up at the James Cabaret (Charles Bradley, Neko Case) and shows from indie darlings Yo La Tengo – to a dramatic opera Ainadamar, a world-class Bach ensemble and event $25 lunchtime concerts from the NZSO – music is at the heart of Festival and there is plenty to delight, surprise and entertain.
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Photo slideshow credits:
- In order of appearance
- Bullet Catch
- Madeleine Peyroux
- My Stories Your Emails
- Needles and Opium
- Neko Case
- Tom Crean
- Yo La Tango
- Festival Logo