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Monday 22 December 2014

 Review: Hauraki Horror
Posted in: Performance  7th December 2014
This rollicking murder mystery follows a paparazzi photographer and his inept gossip columnist sidekick as they try to solve a death aboard a yacht packed with New Zealand celebrities.

 "Your Body is a Battleground"
Posted in: Performance, Features  6th December 2014
Sexuality, desire, gender and stereotypes are explored in a Wellington dance theatre work which director John Butterfield says raises more questions than it's even been able to touch on.

 Watch: Heaven's Gate
Posted in: Performance  5th December 2014
Check out Coco Solid's music video documentary about The Fafswag Ball, a South Auckland event that celebrates fa'afafine culture through fashion, vogue and dance battles.

 The new queen on the block
Posted in: Performance  2nd December 2014
Princess to Queen 2014 winner Carmen Dioxide is an inflight service manager, gym junkie, skateboarder and pianist, who makes her outfits.

 Roy and Chargn's double act
Posted in: Books, Performance  25th November 2014
Auckland couple Roy Ward and Chargn Keenan are a busy pair: they're both working on Victor Rodger play At The Wake and have also opened a new bookstore in K’ Rd’s St Kevin's Arcade.

 Review: GALS' A Night Out
Posted in: Performance  25th November 2014
GALS changed concert format generally missed the mark but there were some standout performances and moments of musical excellence.

 Preview: SEP ARATE
Posted in: Performance  12th November 2014
It was hair suits and a shared passion for delving into issues of gender and sexuality that brought choreographers Lydia Zanetti and Val Smith together.

 Now showing: Last Chance CafĂ©
Posted in: Performance  30th October 2014
Co-facilitated by gay Aucklander Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho, Last Chance Café is a play put on by the Hobson Street Players, of 140 Hobson Street, Auckland(AKA the City Mission).

 Theatre tribute to Peter Taylor
Posted in: Performance  27th October 2014
The musical Two People Like Us will tell the story of two cross-dressing men who fall in love – and will be dedicated to Peter Taylor’s memory.

 2 One Another: A full circle dance
Posted in: Performance  26th October 2014
The Sydney Dance Company delved into personalities and relationships between its dancers themselves for the work its bringing to Auckland.

 Legacy Project: Get your submissions in!
Posted in: Performance  23rd October 2014
The clock is ticking to get your story in for the Legacy Project. Artistic Director Bruce Brown tells us rather than just polished scripts, the team are also looking for ideas which grab them.

 For the love of dance: Jessie McCall
Posted in: Performance  7th October 2014
Dancer and choreographer Jessie McCall can’t recall the exact moment she fell in love with dance, saying it was more like an extended courtship.

 Joan Rivers roast
Posted in: Performance  5th September 2014
Comedian Joan Rivers has died in New York, aged 81, after complications from surgery. Among the many moments from her sweeping career being shared is this, the Roast of Joan Rivers.

 Review: Earnest
Posted in: Performance  28th August 2014
This subversive reinvention of Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest is bold, flashy, campy and quite delicious.

 Reimagining Earnest
Posted in: Performance  27th August 2014
Take one ingeniously witty Oscar Wilde play, set it in 1950s London, add an all-male cast and Cher’s greatest hits!