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Ad Parnassum – Purapurawhetū

Ad Parnassum – Purapurawhetū

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  • Tue 21 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wed 22 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thu 23 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fri 24 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sat 25 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sun 26 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Mon 27 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tue 28 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wed 29 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thu 30 Jun, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Fri 1 Jul, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sat 2 Jul, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sun 3 Jul, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Mon 4 Jul, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

In this exciting new dance film by Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts being projected across the North Quad, Ad Parnassum - Purapurawhetū dancers become part of a shared visual and sculptural language. Dance artists Jahra Wasasala and Christina Guieb open the work which brings together Pacific and Mediterranean influences.

Imagine the film engine room as a kind of digital kiln, where editing is a collage of materials bound together by artistic decisions in rhythm and tone, that ultimately metamorphose as stories synchronised to Dame Gillian Whitehead's music. Music drives the total work which carries human figures in an elongated vista - a singing bowl brimming with movement and colour codes.

Opening Night, 21 June, 6pm | North Quad. Free event, no bookings required.
Be one of the first to view this impressive work. Join us for opening night and be treated to a live performance activation of the film by Nancy Wijohn, Kelly Nash and Alistair Fraser.

Artist Talk, 22 June, 1-2pm | UC Recital Room. Free event, book tickets here.
Come and hear the creators of this project, Daniel Belton, Donnine Harrison, Dame Gillian Whitehead and Stuart Foster kōrero about their mahi.

This event is part of Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre's Matariki 2022 celebrations, for the full programme visit The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora website.

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