timetable

 

 

Check out our detailed programme below.

We hope to see you there!

*All events are free/donation unless otherwise stated.

 

Wednesday 8 November

Thursday 9 November

Friday 10 November

Saturday 11 November

Sunday 12 November

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Wednesday 8th November

6pm-8:30pm @play_station gallery.

Opening Night // Join us at inaugural opening of PAWA 2017.

PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:

Fortune 500 by Vanessa Crofskey

6pm-8:30pm

Fortune 500, is a work that aims to highlight the ways corporate language affects communication within the creative industry. It investigates gallery openings as sites of “peer networking” and how these power structures sit uncomfortably within genuine care and interaction.

Sacred Slit by Evelyn Fletcher Jenkins and Sophie Sutherland

6pm-8:30pm

From Ho Chi Minh to Wellington these reptilian babes are here to rock your shit hot socks. The sacred slit is a performance of transparent agendas spanning out of kindness within a community. It requires interaction from the audience members and trust in the uncertainty of receiving a gift from a strange hand.

Opened and Examined by RITUalist KOllective

7pm

Opened and Examined is a breach in the pattern. Opened and Examined is a ceremonial, collective exploration of human existence, from the raw to the virtual. On it we embark on the non-linear telling of our story from the Big Bang to Now.

false prophets/true gods. =ShaWoman. by Vicky Kapo

7:30pm

False prophets/true gods = ShaWoman aims to refresh and take back the mystical rituals of old while examining our mythological heritage within fablesque frameworks.This is more than a mere attempt to create reconciliation. Make no mistake ShaWoman will use whatever it takes to re-establish the mystical to its rightful place.

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Thursday 9th November

8:30am-10am @19 Tory Upstairs.

Breakfast chats // Hosted by PAWA

Every morning throughout the festival we will start with a PAWA Breakfast. It is a place for both artists and the wider community to come together, share ideas and build relationships over some delicious kai. There will be plenty of yogurt, kombucha and other goodies to go around, courtesy of our sponsors.

12:30pm-2pm @Te Aro Park (corner of Dixon/Taranaki)

Discussion: Connecting to the city // Hosted by Urban Dream Brokerage

An invitation for artists of all kind to join PAWA and Urban Dream Brokerage for networking and discussion on working outside conventional venues as part of the city. BYO lunch. Guest speakers: performance artist Robyn Jordaan (Auckland) and theatre re-imagineers Binge Culture Collective (Wellington). This month’s theme: Connecting to the City – how can our performance arts speak more to place and the community in public space?

2pm-3pm @play_station gallery

Workshop: Being // Held by Tekeepa Aria.

“BEING”​ is a workshop open to all. The workshop practices and immerses public of all ages to actively activate their consciousness and awareness using simplistic tasks, games and techniques. “BEING”​ spiritually and physically a lines you mentally in prep of a present state of Mind.

6pm-9pm @play_station gallery

Durational Performance: Please Explain Sacred // Jess Holly Bates & Jazmine Rose Phillips.  

Please Explain Sacred is NOT an invitation for explanation. Silence is sacred when chosen.
Women’s voices are sacred. ‘Women’ are a nebulous gang of self-identifiers. This performance will cultivate a deep sacred feminine energy in the room to bring themselves and others into sacred connection with their bodies.

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Friday 10th November

8:30am-10am @19 Tory Upstairs.

Breakfast chats // Hosted by PAWA

Every morning throughout the festival we will start with a PAWA Breakfast. It is a place for both artists and the wider community to come together, share ideas and build relationships over some delicious kai. There will be plenty of yogurt, kombucha and other goodies to go around, courtesy of our sponsors.

10:15am-12pm @19 Tory Upstairs.

Workshop: DISRUPTIVE TEXT // Held by Jess Holly Bates & Vanessa Crofskey.

$10 unwaged/$15 waged.

Run by Vanessa Crofskey and Jess Holly Bates, DISRUPTIVE TEXT is about generating new flows inside existing frameworks.We are socially overwhelmed by text, though his should not limit our potential to be autonomous and relational makers.This workshop makes space to play with creating found poetry, collaborative writings and embodied stories. No previous experience required. Bring only yourself.

12:30pm-2pm @19 Tory Upstairs.

Discussion: ​Healing as Activism::Art as Public Health // Hosted by Heleyni and Marika Pratley.

Lead by Marika and Heleyni Pratley, this forum consists of of two lectures. This will be an exploration of their own experiences of trauma and the tools within art which have been used for trauma recovery. This discussion will address questions around whether art is an extension of public health.

3pm-5pm @play_station gallery

Workshop: ‘Solo shifts, and live scores.’ // Held by Vicky Kapo.

Movement practise performance research. Everything is art. A judgement free physical engagement with the details of real time live performance, informed by using who you are and by bringing what you have.

8pm-10pm @play_station gallery

3 // 3 // 3 

(Contains Nudity)

PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:

DEATH.BIRTH.DEATH.DANCE by Kyah Dove

DEATH.BIRTH.DEATH.DANCE takes us to the death/birth portal. Here is where one allows themselves time to stagnate, to hibernate and fester before birthing the next evolution of their journey. A place of mourning the passing of an old self, an old paradigm, a previous life. This is a waltz of the healed and the unhealed. The alchemy of turning poison into medicine. A dance of life. To celebrate the nonlinear nature of healing and to allow the shadow to be witnessed, to be held, to be danced.

Fake Organ Show By Taekyung Seo

Fake Organ Show we are faced with the fact that human beings are destined to die without once touching their own organs themselves whilst alive. Although human organs belong to us, they are unknown beings whom we will never meet.

No/i/se(lf)  By Thomas Press and Virginia Frankovich

No/i/se(lf) is anti-rock with noise aliens teaching post-gender altruism & collective unconscious noise-making. No/i/se(lf) is an exploration in giving up the corporeal self to a non defined collective body.

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Saturday 11th November

8:30am-10am @19 Tory Upstairs.

Breakfast chats // Hosted by PAWA

Every morning throughout the festival we will start with a PAWA Breakfast. It is a place for both artists and the wider community to come together, share ideas and build relationships over some delicious kai. There will be plenty of yogurt, kombucha and other goodies to go around, courtesy of our sponsors.

12pm-1:30pm @play_station gallery

Performance: RAW/ROAR // By MIT students.

Manukau Institute of Technology Performing Arts students invite you to come and experience their performance activation which brings a slice of South Auckland to the capital. Join us on a sensory journey that explores the stories and memories of those that came before us.

2pm-6pm @play_station gallery

Durational Performances:

Sacred Slit // Evelyn Fletcher Jenkins and Sophie Sutherland

RUA // Tekeepa Aria

Sacred Slit  by Evelyn Fletcher Jenkins and Sophie Sutherland

From Ho Chi Minh to Wellington these reptilian babes are here to rock your shit hot socks. The sacred slit is a performance of transparent agendas spanning out of kindness within a community. It requires interaction from the audience members and trust in the uncertainty of receiving a gift from a strange hand.

RUA by Tekeepa Aria

Tekeepa Aria’s RUA, meaning “two”, creates a connection between two making them one
through a simple gesture. From the first interaction with the artist there forms the first connection. RUA​ explores the willingness of others and the curiosity of the
curious.

6pm-8pm @ 19 Tory Street

Participatory Performance: Eat My Rice // Louis Bretaña

Eat My Rice is the artist’s reimagining of a precolonial Filipino feast. That means to eat quintessential Filipino foods in the traditional way, with our bare hands on banana leaves laid on mats on the floor. The entire relational performance requires the guests to suspend all standards and expectations of Euro-western society and behavior and participate in a respectful engagement of Philippine culture through food and conversation.

($30 per person, RSVP essential. Booking details to come.)

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Sunday 12th November

8:30am-10am @19 Tory Upstairs.

Breakfast chats // Hosted by PAWA

Every morning throughout the festival we will start with a PAWA Breakfast. It is a place for both artists and the wider community to come together, share ideas and build relationships over some delicious kai. There will be plenty of yogurt, kombucha and other goodies to go around, courtesy of our sponsors.

10am-12pm. @19 Tory Street Upstairs

Discussion: Performance Art? // Hosted by PAWA

An open discussion between artists and participants about performance art in New Zealand.

4:30pm-8pm @ Island Bay

Closing Performances: Every knot has memory // Robyn Jordaan

Solar Nap – Coal Rest’ // Brydee Rood

Every Knot Has Memory by Robyn Jordaan (4:30-5:30pm)

Every knot has memory, through the fairytale trope; suggests when things reach a certain point before breaking, they become myth. Through anachronistic performativity of sound and movement, the folk-tale trope of women and absurdist restrictions are explored under the gaze of character.

Solar Nap Coal Rest by Brydee Rood (5:30pm-8pm)

Solar Nap Coal Rest is about energy, sustainability and climate change – it seeks to encircle dialogues about personal and collective power systems, fossil fuels, the national grid and New Zealand’s questionable current political posturing around these critical concerns.

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