Performance

Five summer events still going ahead at Red

Events can still go ahead with My Vaccine Pass requirements and a 100 person limit.

COVEN’s Moe Laga on running away from home and finding her family | Eating Fried Chicken in the…

"I don't have all the answers but I just base it off what I've been through and my survival."

How it feels to be back at Polyfest

After two years of cancelations, the iconic Polyfest returned last week and came back better than ever.

Over the four-day festival, rangatahi from across Tāmaki Makaurau came…

Backstage on a giddy night at the Pride Gala

We handed Freya Finch, the director of OurGala, and Hugo Grrrl, drag king and effervescent MC of the night, a disposable camera each to take photos…

How this year’s Pride is different

In the past, Pride felt like a space mainly for white, gay men. People involved in Pride 2020 tell us how that's changing.

Exploring queer identity through stripping

"Honey is soft, Honey is sweet," and Honey is a performer at Bodyhaus, a collective of queer strippers. Honey AKA Logan Collis talks about undermining the…

Reclamation: being brown, femme and proud

'Reclamation' is about unapologetically taking up space - physically, ideologically, spiritually. We went backstage at the show by FAF SWAG to talk to performers and crew…

Re:hearsal Room: Lachie Hayes

Southland musician Lachie Hayes talks blues, cowboy movies, and how locals in the old days had to make their own entertainment... so they became musicians.

Re:hearsal Room: Nikita Tu-Bryant

Nikita Tu-Bryant talks us through her songwriting process and how she's moving on from writing songs about heartbreak, in our second installment of Re:hearsal Room.

Re:hearsal Room: Bored Housewives Club

For our first ever episode of Re:hearsal Room, we get to know Bored Housewives Club, who describe themselves as "a pair of cute punks making guitar…

Brekfist: Kura Forrester ft. Aunty

Have you ever wondered how Lorde would order luncheon from a supermarket deli?If yes, watch as Saraid & Johanna sit down for a kōrero with Billy…

The Dust Palace

Welcome to The Dust Palace, a place where gravity is but a mere suggestion. Eve and Mike break down the highs and lows of being a…

Crete

We visited our friend Crete in beautiful Whirinaki, where she shared her silky smooth melodies, her journey, and her dreams for the future.
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Brekfist: Culture

You say culture, we say... ballet? Fashion? Individualism? What exactly is culture anyway? Saraid and Johanna hit the streets to ask what culture means to you.

House of Drag

Aotearoa has gotten its very own reality drag show, and it's shaping up to be a stunner! Bunny, Vulga, and first ever reality TV drag king,…

Our true stories from South Auckland, curated for the stage

It's not just a story - it's a movement' - Meet the South Auckland high schoolers smashing stigmas by stepping onto the stage with the help…

Mr Burns

See the play testing the long reach of copyright laws - Mr Burns. The team at Silo Theatre are bringing you a post-apocalyptic world where The…

Medusa - 4th Wave Feminism

Snakes for hair and a stoney glare, meet the theatre makers using Medusa as muse to empower and revitalise feminism in Aotearoa.

Being a woman in performing arts

Hannah and Ellie May share their experiences with sexism in the world of performing arts 🎭

Amber Maya - a queer woman caught between two worlds

We chat with Amber Maya about her latest single 'Jealous'. The singer that MTV called 'one to watch' talks about going from one country where her…

Can you learn to be funny?

It takes chops to get up in front of a crowd, especially when they're expecting you to make them laugh. Neil and the NZ Comedy School…

Aunty goes shopping

AUNTY is planning a family reunion which is a bloody task and a half. Watch to find out which is the "limousine of cask wine" and…

Surreal comedy: A skit with the Fuq Boiz

Hamish Parkinson & Ryan Richards make up Fuq Boiz - watch as this dynamic duo create comedy...gold? 🐝

White Man Behind a Desk has quit comedy

We got an exclusive White Man Behind A Desk interview about why he's ditching comedy for inspirational speaking

Diary of a mildly wild, introverted extrovert

A couple of years ago, James Mustapic was making Shortland Street recap videos at his Mum's house in Dunedin, now he's taking to the stage for…

She slinky: She dances, hula hoops, circus performs & teaches others

Slinky Aya is a dancer, aerialist, hula hooper, contortionist, high school student and teacher! We talked to her about how she manages to priorotise all of…

Just like the movies: Inside the Weta Cave

Orcs, elves, swords and more, the world famous Weta Cave is turning 10 this year! We popped in for a visit to the middle of Middle…

Jennifer: the 13 year old harpist

"It's not as hard as it looks" - and Jennifer makes it look so easy! In fact, this 13 year old plays her harp so well…

Prisoners honour dance performance with rousing haka

Rodney Bell takes his show "Meremere" to places that don't usually have access to the arts. He recently took the show to the Northland Regions Corrections…