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21 - 25 February 2017
The space is live from 6pm to 10pm, arrive anytime.

Basement Theatre


Basement Theatre and Auckland Fringe present:


Our Studio is transformed into a Performance Salon – think Moulin Rouge at the beach – where works of all kinds will pop up around you as you lounge, drink, and explore. It's like a big party and a place of discovery all in one – performances are tested and evolved as you wander, observe, and partake. Something is always on, and music, projection, and activities fill in the gaps between performances.

Creators Whetu and Komako Silver (HINE) reboot the sell-out Matariki festival show with KOHINE, celebrating the sacredness of women through ceremony, dance, and waiata. Alice Canton (Orangutan, WHITE/OTHER) performs a contemporary re-telling of the classic Russian story Petrouchka in LITTLE SISTER brought to life with puppetry and a re-imagining of Stravinsky’s original score. Amber Liberté and Jasmine Donald playfully investigate the connecting tissue between science, dance and theatre in GUT TUG, calling into question the brain-gut communication. Natasha Lay’s PILLOW TALK asks "voulez-vous coucher avec moi?" with a collection of short stories exploring intimacy and vulnerability in its many forms, all taking place in or on a bed. Hypnotic drones and fetish moans call you to listen, emote, and move freely in Samih Zaia’s ZAIA. Ash Jones and Arlo Gibson bring us SKYLOVING, an adventure through relationships and the barriers we put between each other, personified though two men using Skype. Edwin Beats, Andy Manning and Hamish Macgregor perform NUMBER TWO, a short-form poetic cabaret indulging the quarter-life self-involvement of an obnoxiously insecure, white, straight, cis male.


$5 plus koha for GA
$20 limited reserved seats


4 hours w/ breaks


Not wheelchair accessible

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This Event is a:

  • World Premiere