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Sat 15 Feb 2014, 8:30pm–10:10pm
Mon 17 Feb 2014, 8:45pm–10:25pm
Wed 19 Feb 2014, 8:30pm–10:10pm
Fri 21 Feb 2014, 8:30pm–10:10pm
Sun 23 Feb 2014, 8:30pm–10:10pm

Where: St Michael's Anglican Church, 81 Upland Rd, Kelburn, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: nzfringe

14th century France.
Catherine, a fierce young nun, pushes her body to such extremes that she catches the attention of the Pope, and a senior monk is sent to be her chaperone and confessor.

21st century Auckland.
Jude, a 17-year-old high school student, pounds the streets in her running shoes - with a steadily dwindling diet.

Both overrule their biology to achieve their ideals. While Jude struggles to balance her exercise regimes with an increasingly messy relationship, Catherine’s extreme practices bring her to a revelation that completely transforms her understanding of God and throws her into the danger of trial by the Inquisition.

God-Belly uses religious history as a lens to explore our relationships with our bodies; be this the desire to discipline, bulk up, or escape from our bodies.

The show combines austerities of Medieval Catholicism with the fierce playfulness of contemporary hip-hop. Sacred music and swagger. Nuns will rap and wrestle, and an argument will break out over a buttered crumpet.

God-Belly is the product of the confused religiosities of Andrew Gunn and Rosie Tapsell.

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