In its fourth year Random Acts returns to push the boundaries and expand the minds of our Big little City with a fantastic line up of professional performers adding that extra touch of the unexpected to the Square. Discover the masked street theatre of Comic Interludes, the stunning footwork of Tango De Construct, be enchanted by the magical giant pop book ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, watch a vibrant dance performance by Pacific Me City, experience live body art by Moving Canvas and get physical with White Face Crew’s Unsung Heroes. Pop down for half an hour or stay for the whole afternoon - you don't want to miss a thing!
Comic Interludes - LAB Theatre
LAB Theatre’s remarkable mobile stage is about to roll in to town. With eight actors performing, singing and interacting with the public, Comic Interludes is thirty minutes of mayhem, live music and improvisation based on the techniques of Commedia dell’arte, Clowning and Physical Theatre inspired by Renaissance European acting troupes and circus with a Pacific flavour.
Tango De Construct - Beautiful Sake Productions
Tango De Construct is a pop up dance which appears from the shadows and disappears back into them. Two tango dancers perform this graceful dance in Aotea Square. Geoff Gilson and Victoria Szerdi combine their contemporary dance and tango backgrounds into a fusion of dance styles. Subtle and sensual, swirling and dramatic Tango De Construct will bring art of tango to life.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas - The People Who Play With Theatre
The People Who Play With Theatre bring you a new take on the famous poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in a giant pop up book! When the massive cover is lifted, the magical story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas begins to unfold. This is a spectacle to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Pacific Me City - Ura Tabu Pacific Dance
You are invited to journey through the Pacific and move to the beats of Pacific Me City with this vibrant dance performance by Ura Tabu Pacific Dance. Pacific Me City present a mobile interweaving dance mob, interacting with the public and encouraging and enticing them to join in the dance. Check out this visual feast of extravagant costume that represents urban city life influenced by our vibrant Pacific cultures through music dance and movement.
Unsung Heroes - White Face Crew
From a fireman, who can’t find the fire to a courier trying not to be run over by Auckland pedestrians, celebrate our unsung heroes in this crack-you-up spontaneous physical theatre and dance street performance. See if you can spy the White Face Crew roaming Aotea Square as the unsung heroes of Auckland’s community. The doctor who can’t find the patient, the street-cleaner in search of the rubbish bin, the Surf Lifesaver miles from the Beach. Where would we be without them? With their distinctive White Faces, costumes and characters, the White Face Crew will interact with passers-by evoking, laughter, fun and connection in spontaneous moments. Drawing from improvisation, clowning, character, physical theatre and dance The White Face Crew will entertain Auckland with their unique performance style.
Moving Canvas - Rainbow Rascals and Zahra Killeen-Chance
Body Art is a fabulous moving art form that is dynamic and colourful. Watch what happens when the art comes alive on three talented dancers, Shanelle Lenhan, Maria Munkowits and Molly McDowall. The bodies are painted by body artists Jane Ellis, Amelia Hitchcock and Magdalena O'Connor. Working with Choreographer Zahra Killeen-Chance three moving artworks represent Auckland and its place in the Pacific. Combining dance and painting – this collision of art forms is a visual spectacular.
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