Free Theatre Christchurch (est. 1979) is New Zealand's longest running producer of experimental theatre. The professional company serves as an interdisciplinary performance laboratory where artists work together to create innovative, high quality, performance work.
In this issue... Casablanca Ubu Nighton Friday November 4 and our work in development Hamlet, or Something is Rotten in the State of New Zealand... and some upcoming events we're hosting in The Gym: tomorrow's Inspire Workshop with double world hip hop champion Jackson Tuarae... a springtime Latino Market on Saturday November 5... and Mind Over Manner's free workshop for anyone looking for tools to help young people with cognitive or learning differences... and there's still room in the calendar to hire The Gym over Summer... read on for details....
Last month's Casablanca Ubu Nightwas such a success that we're playing it again Sam (image above courtesy of Marine Aubert).
Round up the usual suspects. Join Ubu and his friends at Rick’s Bar in The Gym in The Arts Centre next Friday 4th Nov 6-11pm. Sit back in the shadows and remember for old times sake. A Moroccan night where the music turns from blues to noir. If you don't go, you'll regret it, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life. $10 door sales only.
"... what a bright ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy city! My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the night and were immensely impressed by the artistry and richness of the whole experience. We kept saying afterwards how extraordinary to find this here!" (audience member)
As ever, we have a number of exciting projects in development as part of our New Works and Education Programme and we'll be letting you know more about each individual project as they progress. This includes our ongoing international collaboration with composer Gao Ping and conductor Hamish McKeich, which will see the premiere of a new work next year, Ars Acustica; a new multi-media project titled, Hamlet, or something is rotten in the state of New Zealand; and a special project which we'll announce soon... but Tom Waits fans will be pleased! We're really excited by the way these projects are building on collaborations that we've fostered over the last few years with wonderful artists and organisations, including the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and The Auricle.
Mind Over Manner presents SENSORY PROCESSING and COGNITIVE DIFFERENCES
Using applied theatre techniques, this workshop provides tools for all people who live or work with young people who have sensory, cognitive and learning differences.
For more info:www.mindovermanner.co.nz