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The Body Festival - Ex Tenebris Lux


Thu 8 Oct 2015, 7:00pm–7:50pm
Fri 9 Oct 2015, 7:00pm–7:50pm
Sat 10 Oct 2015, 2:00pm–2:50pm
Sat 10 Oct 2015, 7:00pm–7:50pm

Where: Rangi Ruru Girls' School, 59 Hewitts Rd, Merivale, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $18.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply


A collaboration between writer/composer Jeremy Roake and artist/curator Sarah Anderson, Ex Tenebris Lux incorporates original live music, movement and scripted narrative. The story’s central character, Mnemosyne, is inspired by the sculpture of the same name that formerly sat outside the Robert MacDougall Gallery in Christchurch.

The production reverses the idea of ‘Tenebrae’, a traditional Holy Week service leading up to the crucifixion, where all lights are gradually extinguished. In post- earthquake Christchurch Ex Tenebris Lux begins with a dark scenario and gradually turns the lights back on.’

Created in partnership with a directorial team including; Fleur de Thier, Christopher Reddington, Thomas Eason & Holly Chappell.

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