1000 LOVERS is a performance that moves from sea to city through Auckland's Wynyard Quarter. A cast of mythical characters - Tuna (an eel-man), Hine (his lover), a bride, a widow and an urban tribe lead us on this journey.
1000 LOVERS draws it's title from Auckland's Maori name Támaki Makau Rau, which translates not only as 'Isthmus of one thousand lovers', but may also be understood as 'TáÂÂÂÂÂmaki-the bride sought by a hundred suitors.' By re-enacting mythical, historical and everyday stories through music, design and dance the performance reveals hidden narratives and forgotten sites within this urban landscape.
1000 LOVERS follows a walkable route over a 50 minute timeframe, starting at Silo Park and ending on the steps of Karanga Plaza. The performance is free but spectators may choose to hire headsets. The sound score provides an additional sensory layer to enhance this experience and can be downloaded from https://soundcloud.com/1000_lovers
Thursday 14th March 7pm
Sat 16th March 2013 - 6.30pm and 8pm WHITE NIGHT Auckland Arts Festival
Duration: 50 minutes
Rally Point & Headset Hire: Auckland Arts Festival Stand, Silo Park
Headset Return: Karanga Plaza
For further information visit: http://www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/events/white-night---cbd.aspx
Presented with the support of Arts Alive, Auckland Council and White Nights, Auckland Arts Festival. Research supported by Thematic Research Initiative, Transforming Cities and Dance Studies, NICAI, The University of Auckland.
You Tube: http://youtu.be/dSMdJ9t4P7Q
Premiere:14 March 2013
Premiere Venue:Silo Park/Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Waterfront.
Choreography - Carol Brown
Design - Dorita Hannah
Sound - Russell Scoones
Dramaturgy - Fiona Graham
Producer - Maximus Smitheram
Eel-man - Moana Nepia
Widow - Carol Brown
Bride - Georgie Goater
Hine - Sophie Williams
Elvers - Pauline Hiroti, Nicole Pereira, Santana Schmidt, Kimberley Young, Nita Latu.
Commissioned By:White Nights
Georgie Goater in 1000 LOVERS