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Rising Voices Summer Series

When:

Fri 21 Feb 2014, 7:30pm
Sat 22 Feb 2014, 7:30pm

Where: Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Concession: $17.00
  • Child: $15.00
  • Child: $15.00
  • Adult - Both shows: $35.00
  • Concession - Both shows: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Alex Ellis

It’s summer. It’s time to change it up and break the rules. Rising Voices Summer Series takes twelve of the best Rising Voices alumni poets, and challenges them to present a fifteen minute showcase of some of their fresh and favourite works and smash all the rules of Slam poetry.

With props, music, dance and exploring the space encouraged, the possibilities are endless.

Each night features a different line-up of six outstanding poets from the Rising Voices community. Poets include:

Husam Al-Deen (Slam Runner Up 2012) "I pump poetic blood through your arteries like my heart was a loudspeaker"
Marina Alefosio (2011 & 2012, Mentor 2013) “They speak about our beauty like its currency to exploit our scars, so we always forget how beautiful we actually are.”
Ashleigh Fata (2013) "I will see life through kaleidoscopes, where every shape and colour is beautiful"
Mohamed Hassam (Slam Champ 2013) "The gaps in-between the sentences we speak are dressed in our reflections, they will haunt us only if we let them. Tame them, and we will speak earthquakes"
Ileana Lamata (2013) "There is no time frame, no guarantee of company- just me, and this wide, blank wall."
Chris McMurray (2011) "I thought they never listened; turned out they couldn't hear me"
Te Kahu Rolleston (Slam Runner Up 2013) "We let a B.A-HONS determine a man’s honor, yet we forget about the depth of the heart, and expect nothing less than a M.A scholar..."
Zech Soakai (2013) "My art speaks... It has a voice... I'm just learning to find the right pair of ears to listen"
Kirsti Whalen (2013) "Arty loser in high school. Baby now, you're the cool kid."
Rewa Worley (2012 & 2013) "Just a pious watchman with questions and a nest of poems that swirl around his head when he thinks too much. He always thinks too much."
Courtney Petelo (2013) "Let the essence of your broken soul ring the silent alarms in his head."

Come and support your favourites and see something new this summer.
Come at 6pm to enjoy the bar, summer BBQ and foyer entertainment by the hilarious musical genius of Stiks & Switchman. BBQ from 6pm. Live music from STIKS from 6.30 – 7.15pm.

This showcase smashes all Slam rules ...

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