In March 2017, Auckland Arts Festival will once again envelop the city in creativity, beauty, light and sound, emotion, horror, comedy and dazzling brilliance.
Major international works include The Encounter, an innovative show currently wowing audiences on Broadway with its use of cutting-edge aural technology and gripping storytelling. Jakop Ahlbom’s Horror, playing at The Civic, is a spine-tingling and hilarious stage show that pays homage to the horror-movie genre (complete with spurting blood and dismembered body parts).
For dance lovers, RICE presents a stunning depiction of the life cycle of rice, and humankind, told through astounding contemporary dance, while Natalia Osipova & Guests will perform a triple bill of contemporary dance that showcases the prima ballerina’s incomparable talents.
The world premiere of new New Zealand opera, The Bone Feeder by Gareth Farr, is one of the highlights of the music programme, alongside consummate composer-performer Rufus Wainwright bringing selections from his debut opera, Prima Donna, and his famous tribute to Judy Garland.