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Sun 11 Mar 2007–Fri 16 Mar 2007

Where: MAU Theatre, Corban Estate, 426 Great North Rd, Henderson, Auckland CBD

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Listed by: Amy Saunders

Lemi Ponifasio/Mau
New Zealand

Auckland Festival, AK07

Tempest is a new work from Lemi Ponifasio that inflects towards the Shakespeare work, though draws away from being either a staging or an adaptation of it. Rather, Tempest is the collision of the island geography of the play and the political writings of the contemporary philosopher
Giorgio Agamben, concerned with our contemporary crisis of the destitution of rights, whereby any citizen may be constituted as a detainee and any urban condition may become that of the

Tempest is the performance of a staged meeting, within conditions of detention and loss of sovereign rights. The language of Tempest is Maori and its oratory signals the rebirth of an
indigenous voice in the telling of the shifting conditions of political right, from the scientific journey to witness the transit of Venus that coincided with colonial conquest, to the current
geopolitics of the Pacific.

Tempest is a semi-staged production preceding its world premiere in Europe 2007.

WHEN Sun 11 to Fri 16 March, 8pm
WHERE MAU Theatre, Corban Estate
DURATION 1 hour 30 minutes, no interval
BOOKINGS (09) 970 9700 or

Adult $35
Friend $30
Concession $30
Student $20

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