Flying violins! Speed skating ballerinos! Astonishing musical buffoonery!
Three major choreographers interpret one masterpiece from Beethoven
One Festival, Many Voices
Three guest curators have selected many of the events in the 2020 Festival. Experience their worldview through their signature selections.
Ruby Solly, composer, poet, cellist, music therapist, taonga pūoro practitioner, and general chameleon, is busy composing new music for the 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival. Her work Te Karanga o ngā Whetū (the stories of the stars) will be a new suite blending jazz with taonga pūoro (traditional Māori instruments), pūrākau Māori (Māori myths and legends) and Māori kōrero tuku iho (oral traditions).
In his recurring segment A Window into Te Ao Māori, Tama Ale Samoa takes it back to the beginning, with the Māori creation story.
New Zealand Actor, Arts Administrator and Festival Whānau, Heather O’Carroll returns to the Te Whanganui-a-Tara stage in the highly anticipated family drama Things I Know to be True written by celebrated Australian playwright Andrew Bovell in an official co-production between The Court Theatre and Circa Theatre.