Indivisible Atom – Invisible Man [by Sharu Delilkan]
His name is Atom as in the bomb, not Adam as in Eve, something Anthony Black pointed out right from the start.
He stood on a black platform, which looked a bit like a pedestal and was a great metaphor for a man at his apex.
What does it mean to be someone in the world nowadays? With much explained by science, has too much been explained for us to have a place in the world?
Have Einstein, Asimov, Feynman, Darwin, Wenley, Delilkan and Smith explained everything? Have Oppenheimer, Da Vinci, Dyson, Descartes, Booth and Galileo theorised so deeply into who, what and why we are that there is an infinitesimal feeling of individual contribution?
Do we matter? Do our ethics matter?
Should we just blind ourselves to the very truths revealed by science and life vicariously through money, marriage, material and multiplication?
Is ignorance bliss? How important do we need to feel within our lives to function and survive with purpose? Do we really matter?
What will the 2012 Auckland Theatre Scene bring? [by James Wenley]
The Auckland Theatre Scene goes deadly quiet in January. In my last post, as I looked back on 2011, I was grateful the curtain had dropped on a particularly busy year for theatre. Now, however, I’m firmly suffering theatre withdrawal. Luckily, the hopeful promise of 2012 productions keeps me going.
Here’s what’s setting off my thea-dar as we begin the year:
2012 is looking a little unusual…
The first thing to note about 2012 is that the early months of the year promises some particularly out of the box, genre-mashing theatrical happenings. I’m always keen to experience things that are just a little bit different, and leave you with many questions (eg: Uh… What did I just see?).
Two events at The Edge have the potential to be particularly mind and body expanding. For those that think they’ve seen it all, these two platforms will provide some surprises…
Bathing with Elephants and other exotic revelries breaks the theatre drought late this month, and gets attention for a suitably imaginative and evocative name, but the shows’ description really has my mind swirling: