Auckland Live Digital Stage

14 Jan - 31 Dec

Auckland Live Digital Stage

Free

Aotea Square

Visual Arts

The Auckland Live Digital Stage is the city’s newest outdoor platform for showcasing local and international live arts and entertainment in larger-than-life, big- screen colour and sound.

Screening every day*, the Digital Stage’s curated programme of short films and video content offers a view into the worlds of dance, music, visual arts, theatre, and film and literature, with stories and profiles of arts companies, artists, and new and existing works from New Zealand and around the world. 

Inspirational, entertaining, educational and informative, the Digital Stage champions the arts while providing a vibrant, all-ages backdrop for anyone relaxing in or passing through Aotea Square.

What's on this week

Monday 18 February: 9am – 2pm

  • 0900-1030: World Stories 4 | World Stories 5 - Chinese New Year Special
  • 1030-1100: New Generation 1
  • 1100-1130: Audience Cam
  • 1130-1200: Auckland Stories 1
  • 1200-1230: New Zealand Stories 1
  • 1230-1400: Music 3

Tuesday 19 February: 9am – 10:30pm

  • 0900-0930: New Generation 1
  • 0930-1030: World Stories 2 | World Stories 3
  • 1030-1100: Family 2 
  • 1100-1130: Audience Cam
  • 1130-1230: Auckland Stories 2 | Auckland Stories 1
  • 1230-1330: Dance 1 | Dance 3
  • 1330-1400: New Zealand Stories 1
  • 1400-1445: Music 4
  • 1500-1630: World Stories 5 | World Stories 4 - Chinese New Year Special
  • 1645-1730: Visual Art 1 | Visual Art 4
  • 1730-1830: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1830-1930: Auckland Stories 1 | Auckland Stories 2
  • 1930-2015: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 2015-2100: Visual Art 1 | Visual Art 4
  • 2100-2200: Dance 1 | Dance 2
  • 2200-2230: Audience Cam - Fringe Special

Wednesday 20 February: 9am - 10:30pm

  • 0900-1030: Music 3 
  • 1030-1100: Audience Cam
  • 1100-1200: New Zealand Stories 1 | 2 
  • 1200-1230: Auckland Stories 1
  • 1230-1330: New Generation 1 | 2
  • 1330-1400: Visual Art 1 | 4
  • 1400-1430: Audience Cam
  • 1430-1530: World Stories 3 | 2
  • 1530-1600:Dance 1
  • 1600-1700: Family 1 | 2
  • 1700-1730: Auckland Stories 1
  • 1730-1800: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1800-1830: New Zealand Stories 2
  • 1830-1900: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1900-1945: Visual Art 1 | 4
  • 1945-2030: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 2030-2130: Dance 1 |  2
  • 2130-2200: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 2200-2230: Dance 2

Thursday 21 February: 9am – 10:30pm

  • 0900-1000: Family 2 | 1
  • 1000-1100: New Zealand Stories 1 | 2
  • 1100-1130: Audience Cam
  • 1130-1230: World Stories 2 | 3 
  • 1230-1315: Music 4
  • 1315-1400: Visual Art 4 | 1
  • 1400-1500: Dance 1 | 3
  • 1500-1530: Audience Cam 
  • 1530-1630: New Generation 1 | 2
  • 1630-1730: Auckland Stories 1 | 2
  • 1730-1800: Audience Cam - Fringe Special 
  • 1800-1830: Dance 1
  • 1830-1930: Music 1
  • 1930-2130: APO LIVE
  • 2130-2215: Music 4
  • 2215-2230: Audience Cam - Fringe Special

Friday 22 February: 9am – 11pm

  • 0900-1000: New Generation 1 | 2
  • 1000-1130: Music 3
  • 1130-1230:  New Zealand Stories 1 | 2
  • 1230-1245: Visual Art 4
  • 1245-1315: Dance 1 
  • 1315-1400: Audience Cam
  • 1400-1500: Music 1
  • 1500-1600: New Generation 1 | 2
  • 1600-1700: Family 2 | 1
  • 1700-1730: Dance 3
  • 1730-1830: Auckland Stories 1 | 2
  • 1830-1900: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1900-1930: Dance 1
  • 1930-2000: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 2000-2045: Visual Art 1 | 4
  • 2045-2130: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 2130-2230: Dance 1 | 2
  • 2230-2300: Visual Art 1

Saturday 23 February: 10am – 11pm

  • 1000-1100: New Zealand Stories 1 | 2
  • 1100-1130: Audience Cam
  • 1130-1230: Music 1
  • 1230-1330: New Generation 1 | 2
  • 1330-1400: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1400-1500: New Zealand Stories 1 | 2
  • 1500-1530: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1530-1630: Family 1 | 2
  • 1630-1700: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1700-1730: Dance 1
  • 1730-1830: Auckland Stories 1 | 2
  • 1830-1900: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1900-1930: Visual Art 1 | 4
  • 1930-1955: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1955-2215: KPOP LIVE
  • 2215-2230: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 2230-2300: Dance 2

Sunday 24 February: 11am - 10:30pm

  • 1100-1130: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1130-1230: Dance 3 | 1
  • 1230-1300: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1300-1330: Auckland Stories 1
  • 1330-1400: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1400-1500: Dance 3 | 1
  • 1500-1530: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 1530-1630: Family 2 | 1
  • 1630-1730: New Zealand Stories 1 | 2
  • 1745-1830: Music 4
  • 1830-1900: Audience Cam - Fringe Special
  • 2000-2100: Dance 1 | 2
  • 2100-2200: New Generation 1 | 2
  • 2200-2230: Visual Art 1 | 4
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Come down to Aotea Square and watch fascinating local and international content as well as finding out what events and shows are happening in our amazing city.

Programme Details

World Stories

PART 1

Enjoy unique takes on the culture of fashion from designers living in cities around the globe.

Content provided by Goethe-Institut

  • Silkscreen Tattoo | Robbe Maes, Fie Vandamme | Goethe-Institut
  • Colourful sewing workshop | Jordi González, Albert Bonjoch | Goethe-Institut
  • Fashion in black-and-white | Alexander Bergmann | Goethe-Institut
  • App for fair fashion | Stefan Goslinga | Goethe-Institut
  • Inspired by the harbour | Margherita Bettoni, Hanna Gieffers | Goethe-Institut
  • Tailor-made | JIAN YI | Goethe-Institut
  • Traditional costume walk | Florian Falzeder, Anne-Nikolin Hagemann | Goethe-Institut
  • Sewing costumes | Goethe-Institut
  • Street Fashion | João de Mendonça Lima | Goethe-Institut
     

PART 2

Discover how other cities around the globe care for their natural resources and communities.

Content provided by Goethe-Institut

  • Gartendeck auf St. Pauli | Author: Margherita Bettoni, Johannes Mitterer | Goethe-Institut
  • Umweltschutz auf Chinesisch | JIAN YI | Goethe-Institut
  • Großstadtgarten | Eric Berthiaume | Goethe-Institut
  • urban park of the future | Beata Malyska, Remigiusz Zawadzki | Goethe-Institut
  • Disco Soupe | Clémence de Blasi, Charles-Henry Groult | Goethe-Institut
  • Pestoköche in Lindenau | Martin Moser, Michael Risel | Goethe-Institut
  • Ideentausch im Teehaus | Marcin Lewandowski, Michal Niemojewski | Goethe-Institut
  • A future without rubbish | Florian Falzeder, Anne-Nikolin Hagemann | Goethe-Institut

 

PART 3

Be inspired by our cosmopolitan world with a German violinist in Norway, a Palestinian refugee in Barcelona, and a classical Indian dancer in Sydney.

Content provided by Goethe-Institut

  • Writer in Exile | Jordi Gonzáles/ Albert Bonjoch | Goethe-Institut
  • Foreign home | JIAN YI | Goethe-Institut
  • Architectural Work | Karsten Kurowski, José Rodrigues | Goethe-Institut
  • Basketball | Florian Falzeder, Martin Moser | Goethe-Institut
  • Indian Dance | Elliot Walker | Goethe-Institut
  • The opera | Alexander Bergmann | Goethe-Institut
  • Basque for Beginners | Gema Segura, Rhoda N. Wainwright | Goethe-Institut
  • Rainbow Retreat | Anne-Nikolin Hagemann, Martin Moser | Goethe-Institut

World Stories - Chinese New Year Special

PART 4

Chinese culture can surprise, intrigue and inspire. Doc Edge has selected two documentaries to celebrate Chinese New Year and invite you into the world of bird's nest harvester and creator of miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown..

Content provided by Doc Edge

  • Nests of Gold | Alan Poon | Doc Edge (Documentary NZ Trust)
  • Forever China Town | James Chan | Doc Edge (Documentary NZ Trust)

 

PART 5

Learn how people raised within China, Taiwan or Hong Kong and then exposed to other cultures have to transverse two different worlds and can experience a mix of emotions from pride to doubt.   This series of short films is curated by Doc Edge in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Content provided by Doc Edge

  • 《念》Nian (Twenty) | Yung Chang | Doc Edge (Documentary NZ Trust)
  • Yaya | Justin Cheung | Doc Edge (Documentary NZ Trust)
  • Wen | WENFA | Doc Edge (Documentary NZ Trust)

Auckland Stories

PART 1

Aucklanders rap, dance and tell tales tall and true about life in, under and around our city. 

Content provided by Auckland Live, Heart of the CityLoading Docs

  • Aotea Arts Quarter | Heart of the City
  • In Conversation with Singer, Tami Nielson | Auckland Live
  • Explore The Laneways | Heart of the City
  • Hearts of the City | Heart of the City
  • Waihorotiu | Frances Haszard, Louis Olsen | Loading Docs
  • Please open | Karl Sheridan, Robin Gee | Loading Docs
  • Dance in the Dark | Rowena Baines | Loading Docs
  • Tihei | Hamish Bennett Loading Docs
  • Mister Sunshine | Eldon Booth | Loading Docs
  • East meets east | Julie Zhu | Loading Docs


PART 2

Revisit key parts and history of Auckland City through the words of young poets retelling the past during the First World War

Content provided by Auckland Museum, Heart of the City

  • The Viaduct | Heart of the City
  • Britomart | Heart of the City
  • Britomart | Vanessa Crofskey, Toby Mills, Tawera Productions | Auckland Museum
  • Ferry Terminal | Vanessa Crofskey, Toby Mills, Tawera Productions | Auckland Museum
  • Auckland Domain | Onehou Strickland, Toby Mills, Tawera Productions | Auckland Museum
  • Cemetary | Zechariah Fa'aumu David Soakai, Toby Mills, Tawera Productions | Auckland Museum
  • Narrowneck | Onehou Strickland, Toby Mills, Tawera Productions | Auckland Museum
  • Avondale Racecourse | Sheldon Rua, Toby Mills, Tawera Productions | Auckland Museum
  • A Close Shave | Mandy Herrick | Auckland Museum

New Zealand Stories

PART 1

Sample the tastes of Aotearoa with poi performers, countryside living and quintessential Kiwi home design.

Content provided by Loading DocsThrough the Fire Ltd

  • Poi Hopes and Dreams | Lanita Ririnui | Through the Fire ltd
  • The road to Whakarae | Tim Worrall, Aaron Smart | Loading Docs
  • Homing | Andrew Scott | Loading Doc


PART 2

Take a journey across Aotearoa without leaving Aotea Square, as New Zealanders from all walks of life share their stories.

Content provided by Loading Docs 

  • Union | Jericho Rock-Archer | Loading Docs
  • How Mr and Mrs Gock saved the Kumara | Felicity Morgan-Rhind | Loading Docs
  • Baba | Joel Kefali | Loading Docs
  • Stop/Go | Greg Jennings | Loading Docs
  • The Colourist | Greg Wood, Peter Alsop | Loading Docs
  • The Jump | Alex Sutherland | Loading Docs
  • Fantasy cave | Michelle Savill | Loading Docs

Dance

PART 1

Experience some of the very best in dance with a film series that showcases leading New Zealand choreographer’s works, curated specially by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ), the national support organisation for dance in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Content provided by DANZ

  • XYZ | Daniel Belton, Good Company Arts, Jill Goh | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Drumming is Like Thunder | Alyx Duncan, Touch Compass Dance Company Duncan Armstrong | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
  • DITTO | Toa Paranihi & Ed Davis, New Zealand School of Dance      , Connor Masseurs, Christina Guieb, Kit Reilly, Nick Jachno, Isabella Coluccio and Ella Williams (Dancers), with music by Molly Mockingjay | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Releasing Her Archive | Carol Brown, The New Zealand Dance Company & Maryam Bagheri Nesami | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Genome | Loughlan Prior & Jeremy Brick, Royal New Zealand Ballet (Dancers), Max Patté (Visual Artist) with music by Chris Gendell | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand

 

PART 2

From the tiniest of spaces to the largest arenas, dance takes over in this selection of short films specially curated by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ) – the national support organisation for dance in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

Content provided by DANZ

  • AXIS | Daniel Belton, Good Company Arts, Royal New Zealand Ballet | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Lady Wordsmith | Alyx Duncan, Touch Compass Dance Company, Alexandra Smith | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Outlier | Loughlan Prior & Andrew Teloar | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Phobetor | Holly Brogan & Ed Davis, New Zealand School of Dance, Ngaere Jenkins, Sebastian Geilings, Jareen Wee, Toa Paranihi and Jill Goh, with music edited by Ed Davis | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Time Dance | Daniel Belton, Good Company Arts | Dance Aotearoa New Zealand
     

PART 3

From Ballet to Poi, discover New Zealand’s rich and diverse dance scene.

Content provided by Royal New Zealand BalletThrough The Fire Ltd

2018 Year in Review | Royal New Zealand Ballet
Daily class | Royal New Zealand Ballet
TAKAWIRIHANGA | Lanita Ririnui | Through the Fire Ltd

Family

PART 1

Questions, curiosity, answers, insects and fun: a great mix for the all family

Content provided by Auckland Museum, Ready Steady Studio LTD

  • Riddle + Squizz - Episode 5 - What do germs actually look like? | Hana Miller, Jacob Perkins, Greta Menzies, Amy van Luijk, Grayson Gilmour, Alfonzo Prebble, Art Prebble, Kiva Gooch, Selene Perkins, Willa Perkins | Ready Steady Studio
  • Riddle + Squizz - Episode 11 - Where did the sea come from? | Hana Miller, Jacob Perkins, Greta Menzies, Amy van Luijk, Shanti Costar, Emma Kitson, Misma Andrews, Nina Slater, Baxter Ghazally, Jonathan Blezard | Ready Steady Studio
  • Lifting The Lid On The Moa | Mandy Herrick | Auckland Museum
  • Secret World of Butterflies: Behind the Scenes | Mandy Herrick | Auckland Museum
  • Riddle + Squizz - Episode 13 - How is honey actually made? | Hana Miller, Jacob Perkins, Greta Menzies, Amy van Luijk, Ross Smith, Willa Perkins, Selene Perkins, Liam Naramore, Milo Slater, Nina Slater | Ready Steady Studio
  • Riddle + Squizz - Episode 10 - What makes chillies hot? | Hana Miller, Jacob Perkins, Greta Menzies, Amy van Luijk, Cynthia Merhej, Alyssa Huzir-Ghazally, Willa Perkins, Clara Slater | Ready Steady Studio


PART 2 

A mix and match of big questions and small tricks from “Can I touch a rainbow?” to “How do I win a gumboot throwing challenge?” Enjoy the ride!

Content provided by Ready Steady Studio & Yoozoo

  • Riddle + Squizz - Episode 4 - Why can't you touch a rainbow? | Hana Miller, Jacob Perkins, Greta Menzies, Amy van Luijk, Grayson Gilmour, Pepper Menzies, Selene Perkins, Otto Hermon, Willa Perkins | Ready Steady Studio
  • Riddle + Squizz - Episode 2 - Why are balloons so floaty? | Jacob Perkins, Hana Miller, Greta Menzies, Amy van Luijk, Grayson Gilmour, Willa Perkins, Finn Gittos, Sam Gittos, Otto Hermon, Selene Perkins | Ready Steady Studio
  • The Vloggingtons - Trampoline Challenge | Julian Stokoe, Ryan Kothe, Alex Dron, Ryan Bird | Yoozoo
  • The Vloggingtons - Forest Challenge | Julian Stokoe, Ryan Kothe, Alex Dron, Ryan Bird | Yoozoo
  • Riddle + Squizz - Episode 1 - How did the Universe get made? | Hana Miller, Jacob Perkins, Greta Menzies, Amy van Luijk, Grayson Gilmour, Emma Kitson, Kiva Gooch, Asher Perkins, Rain Raumati, Willa Perkins, Otto Hermon | Ready Steady Studio
  • Riddle + Squizz - Episode 14 - What is positive and negative? | Hana Miller, Jacob Perkins, Greta Menzies, Amy van Luijk, Grayson Gilmour, Manea Kamaru-Goldsmith, Nina Slater, Otto Hermon, Angelo Hermon, Bridget Fraser, Miriam Fraser, Baxter Ghazally | Ready Steady Studio
  • The Vloggingtons - Handle the Jandal | Julian Stokoe, Ryan Kothe, Alex Dron, Ryan Bird | Yoozoo
  • The Vloggingtons - Gumboot Throwing Challenge | Julian Stokoe, Ryan Kothe, Alex Dron, Ryan Bird | Yoozoo

Music

PART 1 

Meet some of the key members of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and enjoy their performance of Mozart's last symphony: the Jupiter Symphony.
Content provided by Auckland Live & Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Meet the APO Principals - Bede Hanley | JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  • APO Connecting 2019 - Music Opens Minds | David Pirie, Rogue Works | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Meet the APO Principals - Eric Renick | JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  • APO Conductor talks about performing Buster Keaton's 'The General'| Auckland Live
  • Meet the APO Principals - Nicola Baker | JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Mozart - Symphony No.41, 'Jupiter' | JX Live, Radio NZ Concert | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

 

PART 2 

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs Brahms' Symphony No.2, composed in the summer of 1877, while Brahms holidayed on the shores of a beautiful Austrian lake.

Content provided by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Brahms - Symphony No.2 | JX Live, Radio NZ Concert | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

 

PART 3 

Meet some of the key members of Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and enjoy their performance of one of Rachmaninov's best known compositions: Symphony No.2.

Content provided by Auckland Live, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Meet the APO Principals - Eric Renick | JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Meet the APO Principals - Nicola Baker | JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2 | APO / RNZ Concert / JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  • APO Connecting 2019 - Music Opens Minds | David Pirie, Rogue Works | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Meet the APO Principals - Bede Hanley | JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
  • APO Conductor talks about performing Buster Keaton's 'The General' | Auckland Live


PART 4

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra performs Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, based on One Thousand and One Nights tales.
Content provided by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade | RNZ Concert / JX Live | Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Visual Arts

PART  1

Dive into the worlds of pattern created by Kiwi VJ’s

Content provided by The Wanderer Productions

  • Urban Screens Remix Part 1 | Warp Tv aka Tim Budgen, Wired Visuals aka Kim Newall, Naomi Lamb | The Wanderer Productions


PART 4 

Artist Miranda Smitheram used motion capture technology to reveal a digital cloth patterned with landforms, trees, sightlines and horizons.

Content provided by Miranda Smitheram

  • Macro/Micro_Whakapapa | Miranda Smitheram

 

New Generation

PART 1

Students of Auckland University of Technology tell stories of the here, the now, and the many tomorrows. 

Content provided by AUTV

  • A Nice Meeting | Ying Liao | AUTV
  • Mood: A Journey Through Human Emotion | Aleighca Rathe | AUTV
  • We Wear the Mask | Leanna Lindridge | AUTV
  • Radiance | Ruby Dillon | AUTV
  • GIF-FUN | Sofie Kwan Nead | AUTV
  • Deviation | Elizabeth Allot | AUTV
  • The Siren Situation | Emily Ramsay | AUTV
  • Rest Art? | Samai Azeez | AUTV
  • Poison | Tori Mok | AUTV
  • Feed Your Mind | Victoria Chen | AUTV
     

PART 2

Students of Auckland’s Media Design School show the way forward with fascinating takes on the real and digital worlds we inhabit.
Content provided by Media Design School

  • THE TASTE OF MUSIC | Jiwan Park | Media Design School 
  • Video clip animation – BeSOUL | Pon Huey Min| Media Design School
  • Motion Graphics TEST | Miguel Jones| Media Design School
  • BREAK TIME | Pon Huey Min| Media Design School
  • The GLITCH EFFECT | Daniel Lutterman| Media Design School
  • Character Animation | Dylan Mckissock| Media Design School
  • video editing - URB | Jamin Drupsteen| Media Design School
  • Something for everyone | Juvensco| Media Design School
  • Greek mythology | Kathy Do| Media Design School
  • POSTURAL BACK SUPPORT | Vania Chandrawidjaja| Media Design School
  • CHOMP | Erica Bisset| Media Design School
  • Pivot point | Olivia Lloyd
  • OUT LOOK | William Kusuma| Media Design School

*Audience Cam

The Auckland Live Digital Stage turns its focus on you - the audience in Aotea Square!  This is your chance to shine, to check yourself out, dance, wave to your friends or flash a winning smile. What are you waiting for? The Digital Stage is all yours!

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Ticket Pricing

This is a free, non-ticketed event.

The Digital Stage is open every day from Jan 8.  Please check What's On Today for programme details and hours of operation*
 

* Hours of operation vary according to weather conditions and other relevant factors. 

Upcoming Performances

Free
Aotea Square - Hours of operation differ each day*. Check schedule for exact times and programme details