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Scoop Full Coverage: Fringe 09

Published: Thu 5 Feb 2009 12:18 PM
Scoop Full Coverage: Fringe 09 The New Zealand Fringe Festival Wellington, 6 February to 1 March 2009
New Zealand Fringe Festival 2009 Website
Events Calendar - New Zealand Fringe Festival 2009


Non-Fringe Parties: Cuba Street Carnival 21 Feb
On 21 February the Cuba St Carnival will mark its 10th year of celebrating the distinctive culture of Wellington’s much loved street. Each year the Carnival continues to grow and this year will be no different, with crowds of 150,000 people expected. Image: Karim Sahai (2007) More >>
ALSO:Wellington City Council - Traffic delays with Cuba St Carnival & Hog rallyCuba Street Carnival - Don’t Miss Cuba St Carnival – The Big ExtravaganzaCuba Street Carnival - Come To Cuba St Carnival On 21 FebruaryCuba Street Carnival - Masses of Free Music at Cuba St Carnival
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Self-Promotion: Unnamed Scoop Staffer To Appear In Improv Show
Good-natured failure, we’ve got it and we are bringing it to the burbs! Crash and burn elimination improve in the style of “whose line is it anyway” is heading your way. The Wellington Improvisation Troupe present an exciting new season of MICETRO improv for the 2009 NZ Fringe Festival.More >>
ALSO:Adam Page SoloHeart & LegsKeep it RuralOnce Upon A Time In Aro ValleyA Series of ridiculous Radio PlaysCabbage auditions for Fringe Festival playSuitcaseThe Trons: Robot Band Rocks MightyWho's Poppin?Luxury and Delusion


Circus: The Navigators - An Outdoor Circus Adventure!
This summer, Fuse Circus, creators of the acclaimed Gravity and Other Myths and Heavenly Burlesque are proud to roll out their new work for 2009. Journey to a new world with their outdoor circus show: "The Navigators". Taking over Queens Wharf Square as part of the Summer City and Fringe Festivals, The Navigators is sure to sweep Wellington crowds up in its excitement! More >>


Dinner: NZ Artists Receive Grant To Return Home With Innovative, Delicious Show
Young Melbourne-based trio Unicorn Productions has received a Kakano grant from the New Zealand Fringe and Creative New Zealand to enable them to premiere their new show "Instructions to a Double" in Wellington. More >>
ALSO:A Most Outrageous HumbugBenjamin Crellin: Apocalypse Soon!The Comediettestick, tick… BOOM!Tuturo Tawhito, A Place of No Memories
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Non-Fringe: Perilous '09 Circus In Civic Square
Perilous '09 landed at Wellington's Civic Square on Sunday. The annual circus event includes open air performances and the chance for the public to try out a range of circus skills for themselves. More >>
ALSO:Wellington Circus Trust - Perilous ‘09 in Civic SquareComing Up - The Navigators: An outdoor circus adventure!Images: Perilous '07 Circus Over Civic SquareImages: Perilous '08 Circus In The Square


Fringe-Fringe: Common Ground & LaserTag @ TheNewDowse
Common Ground opened at Lower Hutt's TheNewDowse on Friday night. The exhibition, a collaboration between New Zealand's Cut Collective and German group Via Grafik (also including skateboard decks by local designers), was launched with music, skateboarding and live stencilling. More >>


Non-Fringe Again: The Return Of Turbine
What happens when a company that’s doing everything it can to save the environment can’t reconcile with an already environmentally conscious family? More >>
ALSO:Department of Conservation - DOC rejects "secret deal" over windfarm
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Week 1.5 to Week 2.5


Grunge Goethe: Surreal Take On German Classic
Faust Chroma begins in Manila, 1963, where Gustav Gründgens’ fever hallucinations and drug-induced rants awaken scenes from both his theatrical productions and his life. More >>
ALSO:Out-Link - Public Address - In Praise of The Catalysts of Thought: The Free Theatre's 'Faust Chroma'Bang Bang You’re DeadDrowning Bird, Plummeting FishHopelessly Devoted: Women behaving badlyOpen Studios: Fringe opens big can of whoop-artThe Six O’clock Swill – it’s pint-sized theatre!Strike Soundsystem: Big beats and good timesThe Therapeutic Hour: Art & Art History ExplainedWords ApartFootnote PerforumLost:SHADESKreskinned: The natural Canadian date drugThe MountainThe PragmaticWeaving the CircleThe Many Other Lives Of Maria MadnessThe Ramps in Turkish Courthouse Disco


Publicity: Fringe PR Photo Has Naked People
The Piradicals displays a new kind of honesty through experimental film and theatre. Expanding from fringe 2007s Curious?, The Piradicals explores the grittiness of sex and gender and the shocking exposure of the prism of identities emerging from the underground. More >>
ALSO:Ahuru Mowai a glimpse into an artist’s journeyEgo: The Musician As ArtistImprov - The Secondary School MusicalThe Taming of the ShrewThis Is Where I Live: A Self PortraitHot Drinks and Spoken Words
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Not Fringe: Perilous Circus In Civic Square Sunday 15
Awkward Productions, in conjunction with Wellington Circus Trust, brings you a magic day in Civic Square with free workshops in all the skills of the circus- flying trapeze, unicycling, juggling and balance. More >>
Previous Years:Images: Perilous Circus Over Civic SquareImages: Perilous '08 Circus In The Square


Still Not The Fringe: Out-of-place Houses Subject Of One-day Sculpture Friday 13
Changes in Wellington’s residential housing history and the surrounding environment are being explored in the latest one-day sculpture project being exhibited on the city’s outskirts. More >>
ALSO:Litmus Research Initiative - One Day Sculpture: February ProjectsNew Dowse - Be the first to experience LasertagWellington Circus Trust - Perilous ‘09 in Civic Square, Sunday Feb 15


Oddly, Not The Fringe Either: Wellington Meets The Sevens '09
Scoop's coverage of Wellington NZI International Rugby Sevens 2009, with an understandable focus on picture of the costumes and the parade. More >>
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Lulz: Friday Fringe Launch Christens New Comedy Venue
Debuting during the 2009 NZ Fringe Festival, The Fringe Bar (formerly Blue Note at 191 Cuba St.) dedicates itself to showcasing the best in comedy from here and around the world. With 13 unique shows spread out over 22 days The Fringe Bar is set to become the raucous epicenter of a ribtickling, knee slapping comedy revolution. More >>
Also Starting this week:Chit Chat LoungeA Short, Incomplete History of a Very Long StreetLies & Other Stories Before BedDUET: Falling in Love… Again & Office FYI: A MusicThe Intricate Art of Actually CaringFree Art ProjectSkyrocketeers of Justice Vs The Zombie ApocalypseComedy Unplugged: The Joke Starts HereSelf PortraitBashAlong the same lineInto the looking GlassBats Theatre - How to spoil yourself this week!


Dance, Rather Than Sevens Costumes: Into The Looking Glass
Come Into the Looking Glass. To a place where deep secrets, dark fears, light dreams and carefree whims all come true. When you look in the mirror what do you see? More >>


Fringe: New Show Messes With Your Mime
The Magniloquents return to BATS Theatre as part of Fringe 09 with A MIME TO KILL, a new devised black comedy investigating the plight of a Mime who opens one door too many and accidentally finds himself ensnared in the real world. More >>


Theatre: Dark Fairytales And More From The Yoof!
Back by popular demand, thirteen talented young actors of Long Cloud Youth Theatre are presenting Colony! and Grimm in the Wellington Fringe Festival. More >>


Fringe: Does Your Cabbage Have Star Quality?
Do you have a cabbage that has that extra special something? Do you believe they have got what it takes to make it in the entertainment business? Then the Puriri Arts Guild is looking for you (and your cabbage)! More >>
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Theatre: Sneaky Fringe Shows Get Their Openings In Early
This February, during the Wellington Fringe Festival, an adaptation of the hilarious Greek theatre classic “The Frogs” will be performed underneath the Wellington Waterfront, with the audience in paddle boats. More >>
ALSO:Two Day PlaysBuddha Boy - Depression and DharmaBats Theatre - The Fringe Has Arrived!
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