The Auckland Arts Festival is a premier programme that aims to showcase local as well as international arts. This event, which is popular among travellers across the globe, crosses borders, time, cultures and art forms and has a diversity at its heart.
Lasting for a total of 2 weeks and 5 days, the Auckland Arts Festival brings the world’s best dance, music, theatre and circus to the city. From contemporary Pasifika dance, urban art and epic drama to seductive tango, Opera and circus comedy, the event features a realm of arts for everyone to enjoy. There are so many moments to gag and laugh, admire the skills of an artist and be swept away with the story.
Although this year’s Auckland Arts Festival has already kicked off with an array of spectacular plays and events like Te Po, Dust to Dusky, La Cucina dell'Arte, Not in our Neighbourhood, Marama, Carabosse Fire Garden, Tar Baby and The James Plays, the fun is not over yet and some of these are still playing. If you are going to be in the city from 11 to 20 March, get ready to witness a host of interesting shows. For travelling at your own convenience, do not forget to book a rental car and you will thank yourself later for having made the prudent decision.
Get a taste of the nightlife in Buenos Aires via music and dance. Catch the m¡longa featuring an exotic collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and tango dancer Nelida Rodriguez de Aure. You can also witness the photographic skills of Fiona Pardington, whose comprehensive presentation would feature more than 100 photographs taken over a span of 3 decades. In case you are game for some pastoral chamber-pop and industrial, electronic rock, you would enjoy the show of American artist John Grant. He would be performing for the first time ever in New Zealand in collaboration with his Icelandic band.
If you would want to enjoy some modern masterpiece with an international cast Nixon in China can be your cup of tea. Besides that, you can also watch Changes, The Chorus: Oedipus, BigMouth, White Night, Meow Meow's Little Mermaid, a kid’s puppet show Duck, Death and the Tulip, 360 ALLSTARS, a family friendly play Waves and many more.
For show date and timings as well as other information of Auckland Arts Festival 2016, check out the official website http://www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/.
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