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HBAF 2018 - Freedom is Behind My Breath

When:

Sat 27 Oct 2018, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 28 Oct 2018, 4:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Blyth Performing Arts Centre, 42 Lucknow Rd, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: R13

Ticket Information:

  • GA - Early Bird Adult: $32.00
  • GA - Early Bird Concession: $27.00
  • GA - Adult: $35.00
  • GA - Concession: $30.00
  • GA - High School Student: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival is delighted to be premiering the first of three new collaborative performance art works by Hawke’s Bay theatre-maker Puti Lancaster and Auckland-based performance designer Owen McCarthy (White Guitar).

Freedom is Behind My Breath is the gift of one local whānau: their living story – both particular to Heretaunga and part of the fabric of New Zealand society.

It forms the constellation of a family, their experiences told through their own words, voices and from multiple perspectives, weaving music, art and movement in its exploration of contemporary social themes. What is it to be a child, parent, adult within this whānau, and the question at its heart: what is a family?

Puti and Owen’s exquisitely crafted, profoundly resonant form of social transformative theatre is extraordinary. “Our kaupapa is to connect people and share stories; our ambition, to grow us as people.”

Last year’s The Contours of Heaven, went on to win multiple awards at the Auckland Fringe Festival, including most outstanding production.

Created by Puti Lancaster and Owen McCarthy; performed by Eru Heke, Pereri King and Manuel Solomon; art Iwi Toi Kahungunu; choreography Champa Maciel. Enabled through the generous support of an anonymous Pounamu Patron.

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