ALL REMAINING AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL SHOWS CANCELLED
Auckland Arts Festival has cancelled almost all remaining Festival shows effective from today.
Festival chief executive David Inns said the Festival has effectively come to a close following the latest Government announcement to limit indoor gatherings to a maximum of 100 people.
“Over the past four days we have been cancelling shows due to the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and this announcement today means we can no longer continue with our shows.”
The latest cancellation affects tonight’s performances of Estère: Into The Belly of Capricorn at the Spiegeltent by Four Points Auckland, Biladurang, Dimanche at ASB Waterfront Theatre, and Auckland Theatre Company’s Black Lover at Q Theatre.
“The Festival and our artists are of course hugely disappointed, but we are well aware that we all need to do everything possible to mimimise the potential for the spread of the virus in Aotearoa.”
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With a flair for exploring uninhabited terrain, the captivating and idiosyncratic Estère unveils her latest music – and an exciting new live performance concept – at the Spiegeltent this summer.
Estère, aka the Empress of Electric Blue Witch-Hop, is one of Aotearoa’s finest acts. And if you’ve yet to discover her transfixing blend of velvety vocals and cross-pollinating sonic landscapes, she’s also one of music’s best kept secrets. A high-flying artist who’s conquered Europe, toured the world and opened for the likes of Grace Jones and Erykah Badu, Estère’s innovative approach to music and performance is something not to be missed.
Into the Belly of Capricorn is an inspired performance work that braids together theatre, set-design, lighting and costume into a contemporary live-music show unlike anything else. Estère is joined by her powerhouse band for her boldest outing yet, shaped by the immense talents of award-winning director Sara Brodie, lighting designer Jo Kilgour, and audio-visual creative Kaysha Bowler. Be among the first in the world to welcome this uniquely theatrical offering within the realm of live music.