CHRISTCHURCH PREVIEW: HIVE (Arts Centre)

September 6, 2019
[A Swarm of Talent] Running 6 to 21st September is a fascinating piece of dance-theatre. Set in the ruins of the pre-quake Court Theatre foyer, HIVE is a rare opportunity to explore one of Christchurch’s most significant cultural spaces while it’s under construction. Stepping into the makeshift set for HIVE is like stepping into a liminal space, where time doesn’t […]

Reflections: Christchurch Arts Festival

September 3, 2013
Shaken, not stirred [by Sharu Delilkan] We were privileged to be invited by Tiffany Harkess General Manager of the Christchurch Arts Festival to review and absorb the festival last weekend. Ten years after being in the city itself for me was a shock, with multiple aftershocks as one of our friends Rebecca gave us a guided walking tour of where […]

REVIEW: Hotel (The Christchurch Arts Festival)

September 3, 2013
Hotel Secrets [by Sharu Delilkan] The all-too-familiar experience began as we entered The Rendezvous Hotel to see the Christchurch Arts Festival show Hotel. We walked into the reception and spoke to the concierge who said that we would be called when the show was about to begin. What I’m referring to is all the unknowns we are confronted with when […]

REVIEW: The Animals and Children Took to the Streets (Christchurch Arts Festival)

September 3, 2013
Magical mayhem [by Sharu Delilkan] Stuffed into the Rudolf Steiner School building foyer, the children’s artwork and pictures on the walls mirrored what we had seen on the fences around the barren lots of Christchurch buildings that no longer were. And we were greeted by the most enthusiastic festival volunteer ever – she had seen the show and seemed fit […]