Immerse yourself in Rushes, a unique experience where live music gig meets art gallery meets theatre, dance and film.
Directed by Malia Johnston in collaboration with visual artist Rowan Pierce and with live music from Eden Mulholland, Rushes is an inter-arts experience like no other. Featuring over 25 dancers and performers from across New Zealand, including dance nobility Taiaroa Royal, as well as stunning visual imagery, lighting and sound, Rushes will leave you energised and exhilarated.
Forget about sitting still. Rushes asks you to design your own experience through a series of performance spaces you can explore.
beautiful and engaging…I didn’t want it to stop.
- Rushes audiences.
Part of the Auckland Fringe, this is the world premiere of Rushes.
'Rushes is the perfect festival event, leaving audience members smiling...It's simultaneously relaing, energising, entrancing, immersive, fanciful, inspiring and entirely delightful.' - The New Zealand Herald
'poetic interplays of light, space and twisting bodies.' - The Pantograph Punch
'each performer holds a significant role in the magic that is Rushes.' - Theatreview
Rushes in the media
Listen to Eden Mulhollan's interview about the unique collaborative process behind creating Rushes on 95bFM.
Find out what dance choreographer and powerhouse Malia Johnston has to say about the work in a Q & A with The Big Idea.
This show will recalibrate your expectations of dance theatre according to Denizen.
Find out more about the 11 rooms in the show from The New Zealand Herald.
Kickarts host Richard Green speaks with the creative minds behind this unique show and director of Auckland Fringe, Lydia Zanetti on Planet FM.