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 'Támaki-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


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
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