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Sat 12 Apr 2008, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: The Square Edge Creative Centre, 52, The Square, Palmerston North

Ticket Information:

  • Koha / Donation: $2.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: journey12

Innocence. Wonder. Sex. Disillusion. Love. Resignation. Wisdom. Transcendence. The Journey is a live song and dance cycle that explores the human life span, from womb to tomb.

Fresh from appearing at this year’s Wellington Fringe Festival, The Journey comes to Square Edge for one show.

Conceived somewhere in the hills beyond Colyton last year, The Journey is performed by an eight-piece acoustic ensemble comprised of past and present Palmerstonians, including 2007 Chapman Tripp nominated composer Suzy Hawes (The Bowler Hat) and Chilean playwright Jaime Dörner (Project Exiles, Antigone’s Death).

The Journey’s songs, segues and dances reflect some of the moments, stages and phases that come and go between the cradle and the grave. They depict changes in our consciousness with the passage of time: childish discoveries, youthful confidence, a lover’s passion or ultimate disillusion, the search for meaning and faith in our presence here, mature reflection, with our path eventually bringing us back to our beginning.

With 16 arms and legs, rich vocal harmonies, a few guitars, a violin, a clarinet, a euphonium, bongos, congas and an array of other noise-making accessories, the performers weave together folk ballads, soundscapes, a capella, lullabies, dirges and their own bodies to create a unique succession of snapshot stories.

“Composing music…what a way to dive into the mystery of being alive! A wonderful tool for exploring what connects us, layering sounds to produce a magical whole. I am a magician!” - Suzy Hawes

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With assistance from the Creative Communities Scheme Palmerston North.

Entry with Gold Coin Koha