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.
Jonathan Fa’afetai Lemalu is a Grammy Award-winning bass of Samoan decent who was born and raised in New Zealand. Currently living through lockdown in London, Jonathan is creating a biographical series called Before and After Summer about his journey from Dunedin chorister to international success, including graduating from London’s Royal College of Music and receiving the Young Artist of the Year from the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Senior Pacific Artist Award at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards.
In our final Meet the Makers series talking to the four artists commissioned by the 2020 Wellington Jazz Festival, we catch up with Blair Latham, who's got soprano saxophones and social divides on the mind. Blair's new suite Karla and the Divide will premiere at the Wellington Jazz Festival next week on Wednesday 18 November.
Celebrating its twentieth year in 2020, the Kāpiti Arts Trail is an annual celebration of art and artists. The self-guided tour takes place over two weekends (7-8 and 14-15 November) and invites arts lovers into galleries, studios and more to explore the region's diverse range of arts and crafts. We get the low down from three of this years artists Studio Reset, Micheline Robinson and Lisa Call on beeswax and Beethoven.