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Cuba Dupa 2017

Wellington’s vibrant street festival celebrating the epic creative spirit of Cuba Street and the Wellington community

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CubaDupa Whakatau Opening

Wellington
Opening Event
An opening or whakatau to clear the path, set the scene for Wellington’s award winning festival. Experience taonga puoro, mau rakau (Maori Martial Art), cultural performances and live music with the chance of participating in the official CubaDupa song performed by a collective of Wellington musicians and performers led by Noel Woods (Grove Roots) featuring Sianne, TUMA, Alistair Fraser, Pacifiesta, Amba Holly, Neha Gate plus much more.

We welcome both artists and the audience to join us for the first event of CubaDupa 2017! Les Grooms (France), and Wellington Community Choir, and Whitireia Performing Arts – in two parades move from Abel Smith and Dixon Streets to culminate at Wellington Airport Swan Dancehall for the Whakatau.

We welcome everyone to learn our commissioned CubaDupa action song to create a kapa haka opening welcome that will live on in future CubaDupa events. Visit our Youtube link below to learn the moves to the waiata.

Saturday 12:00 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage Whakatau Grand Opening

 

Renard the Fox – with Orchestra Wellington

Wellington
Street Opera
CubaDupa and Orchestra Wellington present this 20 minute opera by Stravinsky, bringing opera to the streets! This foxy performance includes acrobatics by Pascal Ackerman, Tanya Drewer and Te Auaha students, and features four professional opera singers (including James Clayton and Richard Greager). Directed by Jacqui Coats, Renard the Fox is performed three times a day in the Hannah Courtyard.

Join the Renard The Fox procession from the Swan Dancehall at 12.40pm on Saturday for the first performance, and then from the corner of Dixon and Cuba Streets, 5 minutes prior to all other performances

Saturday 12:45 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Renard The Fox
Saturday 1:20 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Renard The Fox
Saturday 1:55 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Renard The Fox
Sunday 12:15 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Renard The Fox
Sunday 12:50 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Renard The Fox
Sunday 1:25 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Renard the Fox

 

Les Grooms

France
Theatrical Brass Street Music
With a “play-anywhere-for-anybody” attitude this theatrical brass band from France, roam the streets of CubaDupa promising a joyous mélange of music and comedy. Les Grooms play repertoire ranging from folk to jazz, from ethnic to the classics, from medieval airs to film themes, with a smattering of original compositions thrown in. Sometimes, they even sing…

This multi-talented band can improvise a tune for a single passer-by or suddenly become a living red-carpet ; are capable of inflicting an individual musical torture session or invade a shop ; and might well finish off with a tender serenade to a lucky bystander.

Les Grooms is proudly supported by Institut Français, Région Centre val de Loire and la Spedidam.

Saturday 12:00 pm – Te Aro Park Whakatau
Saturday 2:00 pm – Cuba Mall Les Grooms
Saturday 2:30 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Les Grooms
Saturday 5:00 pm – Cuba Mall Les Grooms
Saturday 5:40 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Les Grooms
Sunday 12:30 pm – Cuba Mall Les Grooms
Sunday 1:00 pm – Glover Park Ground les Grooms
Sunday 3:00 pm – Cuba Mall Les Grooms
Sunday 3:30 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Les Grooms

 

Battle of the Saxes

New Zealand
Brass / Parades
After the huge success of Battle of the Bones CubaDupa 2017 is striving for 100 saxophonists to prove who is the better sax! The NZ Society of Saxophones are recreating a true, famous, competitive battle event from Paris in 1840 (incidentally the same year as the ship Cuba arrived in Wellington!). The aim of this battle was to see if a military band WITH sax was better than a military band WITHOUT! This newly commissioned work by Oscar Laren (Wellington Shake ‘Em on Downers) has the two adversaries move from each end of Cuba St. Let the sax battles commence!
Saturday 5:00 pm – Te Aro Park Battle of the Saxes
Saturday 5:00 pm – Upper Cuba St Stage Ground Battle of the Saxes
Saturday 5:15 pm – Swan Ground Battle of the Saxes Finale

 

Footnote

Wellington
Dance
An explosion of hot pink, vintage chrome and live sound, NOW 2017: The Rebel Pink by Footnote New Zealand Dance provides three emerging choreographers with an opportunity to create New Original Work in a world conjured by New Zealand dance luminary Malia Johnston, designer extraordinaire Marcus McShane and world class drummer/musician Tom Scrase (ex-Strike). Expect to be enthralled: expect to have a blast.
Saturday 7:30 pm – Dixon St West Footnote
Saturday 9:30 pm – Dixon St West Footnote
Sunday 1:30 pm – Dixon St West Footnote Dance

 

Wellington Chocolate Factory

We will be offering special drink and free 10 min tours during the Saturday every hour. Come and also try our Virtual Reality Chocolate Tour!

 

Te Auaha

Wellington
Showcase
See live performances showcasing Te Auaha, the New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity opening on the corner of Dixon and Cuba Streets in February 2018.

Te Auaha will be a melting pot of self-motivated, intellectually and creatively curious students ready to find new creative industries and forms of expression.
Come and see what’s possible when student creativity is unleashed. Performances run Saturday between 1.30pm-4.30pm on Dixon Street.
Visit teauaha.com to learn more about Wellington’s new world class centre opening soon.

Saturday 1:30 pm – Dixon St West Te Auaha

 

Wellington Community Choir

Wellington
Come and Sing Workshop
Come and Sing with the Wellington Community Choir
Join with us at CUBA MALL and sing alongside us as we lead you through some easy and uplifting songs celebrating Wellington and the spirit of CubaDupa.
Led by Julian Raphael, director of the Wellington Community Choir and Community Music Junction.
Saturday 12:00 pm – Cuba St Upper Whakatau
Saturday 1:00 pm – Cuba Mall Come and Sing with the Wellington Community Choir

 

The Wellington Chocolate Factory VR Experience

Wellington
Virtual Reality
The Wellington Company has always had an inspired vision for Wellington – a vibrant city, with pulsating laneways and wonderful inner-city life. Hannah’s Courtyard, a complex of fantastic apartments, businesses and hospitality shows the power of the vision. Now they want to tell the story of the Wellington Chocolate Factory – sharing Hannah’s Courtyard, and how they turned their vision into reality.

 

More FM Kids Zone

Wellington
Family Activity
The More FM Kids Zone will be better than ever this year with everything from a Nerf Gun shooting range, free bubble blowing, Beyblade battles, and some delicious morsels for the young at heart.
We will also be taking photos on the day so make sure you come and join us. We would love to see you at Wellington’s Iconic CubaDupa festival for another amazing year in the capital.
Saturday 12:30 pm – Cuba St Upper More FM Kids Zone
Sunday 12:00 pm – Cuba St Upper More FM kids zone

 

Dave Geigle Yo-Yo Champion

Germany
Yo-Yo Demonstration
“More than just up and down!” This is how you could describe the artistic performance of Dave Geigle. For nearly two decades this young Berliner has been yoyoing around – so successfully that he has been European Champion five times! With tricks like “Around the world”, “Eifel Tower” and “Rock the Baby” as well as performing with two yoyos simultaneously, Dave Geigle amazes audiences with his cool show. Come and have a look and then give it a go yourself under Dave Geigle’s expert guidance!

In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut

Saturday 1:30 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Dave Geigle Yo-Yo Champion
Saturday 2:45 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Dave Geigle Yo-Yo Champion
Sunday 1:15 pm – Cuba St Upper Dave Geigle Yo-Yo Champion
Sunday 2:00 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Dave Geigle Yo-Yo Champion
Sunday 4:00 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Dave Geigle Yo-Yo Champion

 

Art Explore

Wellington
Visual Arts
Walking tours of local Art Dealer Galleries. Over CubaDupa this is your chance to experience these Art Walks for free. Stunning leading edge visual arts. Emerging, mid-career and established artists. Ever changing exhibitions. The best way to see art with others and an expert guide; Mary Jane Duffy
Meet 11am Saturday Toi Poneke 69 Abel Smith St

 

Capital E presents

BLOOM

Wellington
Childrens Activity
BLOOM
with Capital E, for all ages
Is it a dinosaur, a spaceship, a chandelier, a cloud? Come and bring BLOOM to life!
Consisting of thousands of identical pink pieces, children and big kids alike can connect, construct and deconstruct 3D installations with no boundaries or rules. Grow an alien garden and cultivate surreal landscapes that are truly one of a kind – only your imagination is the limit.
BLOOM is part of Capital E’s National Arts Festival for children and young people. From 13-25 March there are performances across the city taking place, from dance to music to outdoor performance. Visit capitale.org.nz for more information.
Saturday 12:45 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Capital E presents
Sunday 12:00 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Capital E & Bloom

 

DANZ Dance Programme

Cotton Daisy Backstep

Wellington
Square Dance
Cotton Daisy Backstep play the old ‘hillbilly’ music of the Appalachian Mountains of America. Their square dances hark back to the days of the pioneers, shotgun totin’ farmers and moonshiners. On banjo, guitar, bass and fiddle, they bring you that tub-thumping goodness no book-learning can give; the very roots of Americana. Dances are taught and no experience or partner needed. Prizes for the best male and female old-time attire.
Saturday 3:15 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage DANZ dance programme presents

 

DANZ Dance Programme

Le Dance with Sacha Copland

Wellington
Dance
Le Dance perform pop-up dances for events all over town and love to get the city grooving. The group brings together some of Wellington’s diverse dance community to celebrate dancing for the sheer joy of it.

Le Dance sprung from Le Grand Continental’s group of volunteer dancers for the opening of the 2016 NZ Festival.

Sacha Copland is the artistic director of Wellington’s Java Dance Theatre. She brings immersive dance to the heart of the city.

Sunday 1:35 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage DANZ dance programme presents

 

DANZ Dance Programme

Lala and Marimba Mojo

Wellington
African Dance
Tamba! (‘To play around and have fun’)
Wellington’s African music performers and community musicians will combine to present a participatory singing and dancing party where everyone is invited to join in the music and dance. The music will feature groovy and hypnotic sounds from Zimbabwe and Madagascar played on African marimbas by Marimba Mojo. Lala Simpson’s effervescent personality and remarkable dance teaching skills will have everyone moving together in authentic fashion. High energy song and dance fun for all the family!
Sunday 12:40 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage DANZ dance programme presents

 

DANZ Dance Programme

Namnita Kumar Bollywood

Wellington
Dance
Spice up your dance moves Bollywood style. Come learn some new moves to modern upbeat music with Namnita Kumar, a fun have a go workshop for all ages and abilities.
Sunday 12:05 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage DANZ dance programme presents

 

DANZ Dance Programme

Projekt Team

Wellington
Dance
NZ’s leading all style street dance collective PROJEKT TEAM will be teaming up with some local talent in a showcase battle where you are the judge. Projekt Team are heavily involved in the freestyle battle scene and have had winners in the last 6 major NZ events including Summer Showdown in Raglan, Ultimate All Style Champs in Hamilton and SDNZ Nationals in Auckland. Don’t miss these crazy champions in action!
Saturday 2:20 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage DANZ dance programme presents

 

ZEAL presents

Peyton Morete

Wellington
Singer Songwriter Music
Peyton Morete is a 14 year old singer songwriter from the Kapiti Coast. She has performed regularly over the last four years in the region and at music festivals. She has won Smokefree RockQuest Manawatu solo category for the last two years running. She also won the Wellington Super Star Talent Quest held in September. Peyton performs mainly her own music which deals with lot of issues facing young people today.
Saturday 5:00 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Zeal Presents

 

NAG – Off the Grid & Off the Wall

Wellington
Bicycle Powered Soundsystem
Nag is a self-powered art studio made from entirely recycled components that are powered solely through the energy of the artists pedalling as they work. For CubaDupa 2017 Nag is teaming up with a series of delicious musical and experimental performers to create the energy to perform, and generate the power needed for their performance. They will be spinning a bicycle-powered record player, wafting things, projecting things, and (literally) attempting to blow things up.
Saturday 6:30 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Princessin Hans
Saturday 7:00 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard NAG
Saturday 9:00 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Aroma DJ Ploitica & DJ Dr Huup
Saturday 10:00 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Sam Trubridge

 

Kiwi BBQ presented by

Colossal Productions

Wellington
Street Theatre Circus
Kev, Bev and Trev like nothing more than a good ol’ Kiwi BBQ. So they chucked their 6 burner in the back of the Ute, found a gas tank with a little more than half in it and hit the streets to share their love for outdoor cooking. What should be simple method of cooking sausages and other meat based produce, soon turns into absolute mayhem!

PS. Vegetarian options provided
PPS. All food is hypothetical – BYO imagination

Saturday 5:00 pm – Cuba St Central KIWI BBQ
Saturday 8:30 pm – Cuba St Upper KIWI BBQ
Sunday 12:00 pm – Te Aro Park KIWI BBQ
Sunday 3:00 pm – Cuba St Central KIWI BBQ

 

Sailing the Seven Seas presented by

Sambatron

Hamilton
Street Dance
Sambatron have made a name for themselves for their lively energetic performances and colourful creativity. Honing their trade by doing what they love, Sambatron bring the passion and vibrancy of Brazilian-style street samba percussion to Kiwi audiences.
Sunday 2:00 pm – Glover Park Ground Sambatron Jam
Sunday 2:30 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Sambatron
Sunday 2:40 pm – Te Aro Park Sambatron
Sunday 2:55 pm – Te Aro Park Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:00 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:05 pm – Ghuznee St East Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:15 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage Carnival Bloco Finale

 

Carp Diem presented by

Tape Art NZ

Wellington
Visual Art
‘Carp Diem’ is a street art installation by public art team Struan Ashby & Erica Duthie (Tape Art NZ) who will transform a section of Ghuznee St into a mystical fish-pond waterscape. Using recycled PVC and tape drawn directly onto the street, oversized fantastical fish will lead pedestrians to wend their way through the lily pads in search of surprises lurking half hidden amidst the rippled water.
Saturday 12:00 pm – Ghuznee St East Carp Diem
Sunday 12:00 pm – Ghuznee St East Carp Diem

 

Shabby Salon

Wellington
Street Hairdressing
Enter through the floral curtain fronted Shabby Salon into a world often missed by the average Cuba St pedestrian. Where plastic bouquets, glittery objects and cast aside toys finally find their place in the world. The stylists of the Shabby Salon, at the top of their game, transform average Wellington hairstyles into wonderlands of colour and mayhem in an exuberant performance of pandemonium.
Saturday 1:00 pm – Booth House Shabby Salon
Sunday 1:00 pm – Booth House Shabby Salon

 

Urban Garden and Creative Workshops presented by

REACT

Manawatu
Creative Installation & Workshops
Welcome to our weekend transformation of an inner city car park into an Urban Garden Paradise with fabulous blooms, pallet seating and a playable junk orchestra! Using home grown, low impact and reusable resources, help us grow the Urban Garden with workshops for the young and not so young. Butterflies and Blooms: Create large butterflies from homegrown willow and tissue, or small flowers/ blooms from reused foam to enhance the Urban Garden ambiance, or take home as a memento.
Junk Instruments: make paint bucket drums, and horns to blow, from reused materials with simple construction.
Make, play and create, or just relax and enjoy the family atmosphere in an oasis amongst the street festivities.
Saturday 12:30 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Butterflies and Blooms workshop
Saturday 2:30 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St REACT presents
Saturday 3:30 pm – Roaming Big Girls
Sunday 12:00 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Capital E & Bloom
Sunday 1:30 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Capital E & Bloom
Sunday 3:00 pm – Roaming Big Girls

 

Big Girl's do the CubaDupa presented by

BIG GIRLS

Manawatu
Street Theatre
The Big Girl’s will be taking to the streets of CubaDupa in a dancing parade. Come and join them for a ‘larger than life’ party. Big Girl’s are giant puppet representatives made with and by women of diverse nationalites who call Aotearoa New Zealand home. They’re about making a space on the streets for all, in celebration of our cultural diversity.
Saturday 3:30 pm – Roaming Big Girls
Sunday 3:00 pm – Roaming Big Girls

 

70s Crazy Disco Soul presented by

Bay Batucada

Hawkes Bay
Street Music
Bay Batucada pay homage to the 70’s disco and soul scene with way out wacky costumes, hairstyles, moustache styles, beard styles, side burn styles, bling styles and attitude to match. The Bay Batucada group is convinced that their performance will spark a retro revolution back to 70’s fashions. Bring it on back!
Sunday 1:15 pm – Toi Poneke Stage Ground Bay Batucada
Sunday 1:35 pm – Cuba St Upper Bay Batucada
Sunday 1:55 pm – Cuba Mall Bay Batucada Parade
Sunday 2:00 pm – Dixon St East Bay Batucada
Sunday 2:50 pm – Cuba St Upper Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:00 pm – Cuba St Central Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:15 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage Carnival Bloco Finale

 

Splendid Teapot Racing and Tea Duelling presented by

Capital! Steampunk

Wellington
Street Theatre
Take a radio-controlled vehicle, remove the body, attach a teapot, decorate to taste and race through an obstacle course against the clock. Plus the Wellington-invented variation, premiered at CubaDupa 2016: Teapot Sheepdog Trials. Tea duelling is a very civilised way of settling disputes with tea and biscuits. And very little blood.
Saturday 1:40 pm – Cuba Mall Steampunk Parade
Saturday 2:00 pm – Dixon St East Splendid Teapot racing
Sunday 1:00 pm – Cuba Mall Tea Dueling

 

Bucket Fountain Babe

Wellington
Street Theatre
Catherine Badwind is back for bucket loads of rubber duck fun and games at The Bucket Fountain! Great fun for all ages, especially kids (or children at heart). Come join Badwind for her annual bucket fountain challenge. Will you be crowned King or Queen of The Bucket Fountain?
Saturday 2:30 pm – Cuba Mall Bucket Fountain Babe
Sunday 2:30 pm – Cuba Mall Bucket Fountain Babe

 

The Galaxy Dresses presented by

Vospertron Galaxy Dresses

Auckland
Street Dance
Creating a visual symphony of light and movement as they swirl through the streets, the Galaxy Dresses dance you into a fairytale world with graceful elegance and flair.
Created by innovative leaders of unique furturistic style and wearable technology design, Vosperton.
Saturday 8:00 pm – Cuba St Central Vospertron Galaxy Dresses
Saturday 8:45 pm – Ghuznee St East Vospertron Galaxy Dresses
Saturday 9:30 pm – Cuba St Upper Vospertron Galaxy Dresses

 

White Face Crew POP Riders

Auckland
Street Theatre Clown
Watch out for the White Face Crew’s wacky wheels and blinged-out bikes. These clever clowns are bringing their unique style of physical comedy to CubaDupa. Capturing hearts and imaginations alike, White Face Crew spring surprise encounters on passers-by with roving performances inspired by physical theatre, clowning, play, and a smidge of mischief. White Face Crew Pop Riders premiered at Pop 2016, Auckland Council.
Saturday 2:00 pm – Cuba St Central White Face Crew
Saturday 3:30 pm – Cuba Mall White Faced Crew
Saturday 5:00 pm – Cuba St Upper White Face Crew
Sunday 12:30 pm – Cuba St Upper White Face Crew
Sunday 2:00 pm – Cuba Mall White Face Crew
Sunday 3:30 pm – Cuba St Upper White Face Crew

 

Catching the Sun presented by

Samba de Sol

Nelson
Street Music
Samba de Sol – literally ‘Samba of the Sun’ – is a community based percussion group who are in their seventh year of bringing the vibrant rhythms of Brazilian Samba to the streets of Nelson. This year, Samba de Sol bring you ‘Catching the Sun’ – a dazzling performance inspired by Maui and warmed by the outstanding Nelson climate. Don’t miss this shining group of percussionists and dancers as they light up the Wellington streets with radiance, and perhaps a surprise friend or two….
Saturday 5:15 pm – Toi Poneke Stage Ground Samba del Sol
Saturday 5:50 pm – Ghuznee St East Samba del Sol
Saturday 5:55 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Samba del Sol
Saturday 6:05 pm – Te Aro Park Samba del Sol
Sunday 2:50 pm – Cuba St Upper Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:00 pm – Cuba St Central Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:15 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage Carnival Bloco Finale

 

Wings of Fire presented by

Tauranga Samba

Tauranga
Street Music
Tauranga Samba is a Brazilian style drumming and percussion band. They play their our own unique and funky blend of batucada: a richly rhythmic and infectious style of Samba: the heartbeat of Rio Carnival. The band members vary in age and ethnicity from all over the world and unite in our common interest to entertain and enjoy the samba beat.
Saturday 2:35 pm – Glover Park Ground Tauranga Samba
Saturday 2:55 pm – Ghuznee St East Tauranga Samba
Saturday 3:10 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Tauranga Samba
Saturday 3:15 pm – Te Aro Park Tauranga Samba
Sunday 2:55 pm – Te Aro Park Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:00 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:05 pm – Ghuznee St East Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:15 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage Carnival Bloco Finale

 

Night Creatures of Aotearoa presented by

Wellington Batucada

Wellington
Street Music and Dance
Wellington Batucada brings the flamboyant world of Brazilian samba music to Wellington. Originally formed in November 2001 to perform in the Cuba Street Carnival, Wellington Batucada endeavours to replicate the authentic samba sound of Brazil. Their infectious, high-energy samba rhythms regularly make them crowd favourites at various parades and festivals around New Zealand. They will feature again after two consecutive successful performances at the CubaDupa Festival so look out for them in 2017.
Saturday 9:00 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage Wellington Batucada
Saturday 9:35 pm – Cuba Mall Wellington Batucada
Saturday 10:00 pm – Te Aro Park Wellington Batucada Jam
Sunday 2:50 pm – Cuba St Upper Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:00 pm – Cuba St Central Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:15 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage Carnival Bloco Finale

 

Retro Space Family presented by

AK Samba

Auckland
Street Music and Dance
AKSamba step back in time to the start of space travel with a Retro-Moon-Family theme, just like The Jetsons! The ‘Samba family of the future’ are complete with big shoulder pads, moon boots, jet packs and sonic silver drums delivering infectious beats to the Wellington streets. AKSamba is an innovative world percussion band based in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Their musical style is a fusion of hot Brazilian rhythms (such as samba, samba-reggae, coco, baio) with drum & bass, hip-hop and other dance influences.
Saturday 5:00 pm – Dixon St East Tartan Samba
Saturday 7:00 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage AK Samba
Saturday 7:30 pm – Cuba Mall AK Samba Parade
Saturday 8:30 pm – Te Aro Park AK Samba Jam
Sunday 12:00 pm – Upper Cuba St Stage Ground Tartan Samba
Sunday 2:55 pm – Te Aro Park Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:00 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:05 pm – Ghuznee St East Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:15 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage Carnival Bloco Finale

 

AK Samba and City of Auckland Pipe Band present

Tartan Samba

Auckland
Street Music
A combination of Brazilian Samba Percussion & Scottish Highland Bagpipe music, Tartan Samba brings together the rhythm and grooves of AKSamba with the pipe music of the City of Auckland Pipe Band. To spice it up they add a twist to old Scottish crowd favourites and incorporate some Northern French/Breton and Northern Spanish/Asturian tunes.

It’s a surprising mash-up musical revolution!

Saturday 5:00 pm – Dixon St East Tartan Samba
Sunday 12:00 pm – Upper Cuba St Stage Ground Tartan Samba

 

Country Life presented by

Fraser Hooper

Wellington
Street Theatre
Take one award winning clown, sprinkle on some magic, turn up the comedy, add some eccentric dancing, a water skiing cow and a remote control duck and you have the perfect recipe for non stop laughter. Fresh from the worldwide success of his Boxing show, Fraser Hooper ventures into the great outdoors in another glorious concoction of ridiculous routines.

“Perfect comic timing, Hooper is super.”
The Sunday Mail Australia

Saturday 1:00 pm – Ghuznee St East Country Life
Saturday 3:15 pm – Ghuznee St East Country Life
Sunday 1:30 pm – Ghuznee St East Country Life
Sunday 3:15 pm – Ghuznee St East Country Life

 

La Cymbalobylette presented by

Dynamogene

France
Street Theatre
A mobile & musical street theatre show with a strange mechanical-music machine.
Cymbalobylette : n from the latin cymbalo, the cymbal, and from the greek bylette, the motorcycle without motor.
A hybrid mobile music machine, and a real mechanical battucada, which exclusively relies on muscular energy.
Two colleagues,travel all the way from their factory in France to present the strange machine made by their great-great-great grandfather.
Saturday 2:15 pm – Toi Poneke Stage Ground La Cymbalobylette
Saturday 2:35 pm – Cuba St Upper La Cymbalobylette
Saturday 4:00 pm – Cuba St Central La Cymbalobylette
Saturday 4:20 pm – Ghuznee St East La Cymbalobylette
Saturday 6:15 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard La Cymbalobylette
Saturday 6:30 pm – Cuba Mall La Cymbalobylette
Sunday 12:15 pm – Cuba St Central La Cymbalobylette
Sunday 12:30 pm – Ghuznee St East La Cymbalobylette
Sunday 2:35 pm – Cuba St Upper La Cymbalobylette
Sunday 2:55 pm – Toi Poneke Stage Ground La Cymbalobylette
Sunday 4:00 pm – Wellington Company Hannah’s Courtyard La Cymbalobylette
Sunday 4:20 pm – Cuba Mall La Cymbalobylette

 

Carnival Bloco

All of New Zealand
Street Music and Dance
Carnival Bloco brings the vibrant rhythms of 150 Samba drummers and dancers from around NZ and Australia to CubaDupa. Coming together are AKSamba (Auckland), Sambatron (Hamilton), Tauranga Samba, Samba de Sol (Nelson), Bay Batucada (Hawkes Bay), Wellington Batucada. Dress up, get your dancing shoes on and get ready to be involved cos you’re gonna want to shake yer booty! You’ll find them on stage, on the streets, and jamming in Te Aro Park on both days – and on Sunday they’ll be joining forces for a great big Carnival Finale to close the festival.
Sunday 2:50 pm – Cuba St Upper Carnival Bloco
Sunday 2:55 pm – Te Aro Park Carnival Bloco
Sunday 3:15 pm – Wellington International Airport Swan Stage Carnival Bloco Finale

 

Chipolatas

Australia & UK
Circus, Music, Theatre
The Chipolatas, custodians of an ever-evolving tradition, blending the old and the new, where circus meets theatre and live music is played. A common ground where magic is made.

Transcending trends, capturing hearts and crossing boundaries, these 3 actors / musicians / clowns, perform a story without words.

Saturday 2:00 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Chipolatas
Saturday 4:00 pm – Cuba St Upper Chipolatas Clown Band
Saturday 5:15 pm – Ghuznee St East Chipolatas
Sunday 12:45 pm – Upper Cuba St Stage Ground Chipolatas Clown Band
Sunday 2:15 pm – Urban Garden Leeds St Chipolatas Clown Band
Sunday 3:45 pm – Upper Cuba St Stage Ground Chipolatas

 

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