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Pick & Mix - Strike: Drums & Rhythms


Sun 30 Aug 2015, 10:30am–12:30pm

Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Drums & Rhythms
Saturday 29 August, 10.30am, Lower NZI, Aotea Centre
Sunday 30 August, 10.30am, Bruce Mason Centre

Performance: 10.30am

A high energy show from Strike, New Zealand’s most outstanding percussionists. Together they draw on styles from across the globe to create a stunning show of dynamic drums and rhythms.

Workshop: 11.30am

Everyone is given a piece of percussion to learn and perform along with Strike.

About the Company

Pacific, classical and contemporary musical influences, combined with a movement and theatre-based presentation, make Strike unique in the world of percussion music. On the stage, in arts festivals, street events, and at more intimate corporate events Strike has created its own "classical crossover" audience extending their understanding of percussive-based music and movement.

Founded in 1993, Strike has worked with leading New Zealand composers, composed its own pieces and collaborated with other musicians and groups from dancers, to symphony orchestras.

More info about Pick & Mix...

A fine spread of New Zealand’s funniest, bendy-est and most artistically excellent performers are on offer for families this winter when the popular Pick & Mix returns to Auckland, playing this year at both the Aotea Centre and Town Hall, and for the first time ever at the Bruce Mason Centre. Running every Saturday and Sunday from June 20th – September 6th* this free series of performances and workshops sees Auckland Live giving back to the community and nurturing the voices of tomorrow.
With participation from some of the leaders in the NZ arts scene including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, APO Percussion Trio, New Zealand Opera and Atamira Dance Company; each event offers up a free performance (10.30am) for the family followed by a free interactive workshop (11.30am) to teach the littlies (and the biggies) how to actively experience the art form on parade.
In its seventh year Pick & Mix continues to attract an impressive line-up of talent who are all committed to educating young people in a non-elitist environment about the beauty and fun of art and culture in its many unique forms.

Participants can experience and learn new skills like magic tricks with comedy star Jared Fell, get Circus-ring ready with The Dust Palace and sing their hearts out with National Youth Theatre Company.

Not only can audiences pick their entertainment but for the first time ever, they have the opportunity to Pick & Mix venues too with the fun heading to Auckland’s North Shore. Each group in the programme are set to perform Saturdays at the Aotea Centre or Auckland Town Hall and Sundays at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna.

“Pick & Mix has been a highlight of Auckland Live’s family programming since 2009. We are thrilled to bring this very popular series of free performances and workshops to the Bruce Mason Centre in 2015 for the first time to include even more children and their families in the fun!” - Georgina Cervin, Manager Programme Development, Auckland Live

Come and go as you please, there are no tickets or allocated seating. Just turn up and join in the fun or relax and be entertained.

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