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RNZ: Upbeat
Radio New Zealand
What's going on in the world of music and the arts? From the concert hall to the cinema, we talk to musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, actors, directors and artists - Upbeat finds out what makes them tick.
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To mark the Quattro Centennial of Shakespeare's death, he's coming alive at Wellington Library through out 2016. All of Shakespeare's plays will have their moment as the Lord Lackbeards perform scripts of 15 minutes of 4 plays each month on Saturday mornings. Thespians Ania Upstill and Sabrina Martin are doing the honours this Saturday, but they need you to complete the cast! Willing audience members required.
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"At 75, British playwright Caryl Churchill may be at the top of her game" … so began a recent review in The Economist of Churchill's 2012 play Love and Information which is being produced in a Double Caryl Churchill season at BATS in Wellington. Director Tabitha Arthur and actor Perry Piercy discuss how Churchill continues to come up with new ways of playing with important themes over four decades of work.
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James Cundall is the man behind Lunchbox Productions, a company that brings big blockbuster stage productions like Singin' in the Rain and Priscilla Queen of the Desert to New Zealand with casts from abroad. But what does that mean for Kiwi musical theatre actors and the industry as a whole?
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Lili Kraus was a famed Hungarian-born pianist who galvanised our post-war arts scene; she played everywhere and organised new pianos for our halls. Cushla Parekowhai talks about the love affair New Zealand had with Lili and the link with her family: one of the pianos Lili Kraus gifted to the country ended up carved and painted red by her brother Michael Parekowhai.
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The ensemble that derived their name from the Japanese Zen painting of the circle has returned to New Zealand shores. Enso quartet's nationwide tour includes pieces from Ginastera, Hayden, Beethoven and Ravel. Enso - which also means "to perform" in Japanese - members Ken Hamao and New Zealander Richard Belcher spoke with David Morriss recently.
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Ballet legend Sir Jon Trimmer is taking time out of The Wizard of Oz for our first discussion in the series The Art of Etiquette. The arts and society landscapes are forever changing with the arts being more accessible to more people. So what can you get away with these days? Is it ok to snapchat the performance? Can I wear jeans in the audience? When should I applaud?
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Melenie Parkes reviews spooky shows The Enfield Haunting, Most Haunted, and the less scary bureaucracy comedy Utopia.
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French avant-garde composer and pianist Erik Satie turns 150 tomorrow. Producers Marg Ogilvie and Amanda Brown discuss their series Satie Says which through dramatic performance shows how his interpretations of life filtered through minimalism, surrealism, and repetitive music.
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An art work that is a memorial to the thousands of horses that died in WWI, has been selected as one of three finalists in the Regional Art section of the New Zealand Museum Awards. Sarah McClintock from the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui says The Horses Stayed Behind by Cat Auburn is made up of hundreds of rosettes using hair sourced from horses around New Zealand.
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Peter Mechen reviews Stephen Hough plays Brahms, the NZSO's concert with the British piano giant playing Brahms' Second Concerto on tour around New Zealand this week. The concert also includes Gareth Farr's From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs; and Shostakovich's Symphony No.1. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Gustavo Gimeno.
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