It’s 1969. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are about to be the first people to set foot on the moon – or are they? What if these Apollo astronauts discovered a group of stranded characters from a Jules Verne novel had arrived before them? With music by Anthony Ritchie, words by Stuart Hoar, and performers from NZ Opera and Capital! Steampunk, this street opera will transport audiences to an encounter that is truly out of this world!
Aker the devil of the witches’ coven is wandering the streets. He and his retinue of percussionists travel through villages and towns.The rhythm of drums and fireworks bounce off the walls. Multi-coloured sparks, combined with loud and perfectly synchronised instruments make for an awe inspiring show. The percussions answer to the fire, such pagan rituals came from ancient times. The drums vibrate, streets are illuminated and the devil passes. This show combines the virtuous finesse of music, pyrotechnics and special effects, all while performing throughout an urban route.
The Old Time Rags are a duo who use folk music and dance to create an interactive and energetic street show featuring Appalachian step dance, broom dancing, banjos and the daring accordion balance of doom. They have wowed audiences across the UK bringing their show to Glastonbury, Sidmouth Folk Week and Edinburgh Fringe.
A show like no other, where the world of fairytales and board games collide and the audience….become the show.
With the pomp and ceremony of ridiculous rituals and eccentric dance, characters from an over-sized chessboard come to life. A bossy Queen, a stupid knight and a pawn with a touch of cunning, conduct an interactive, absurd and humorous game for all ages.Commissioned by The Arts Centre Melbourne, The Curious Game has delighted audiences from New Zealand to South Korea, utilising Born in a Taxi’s signature performance style – incorporating physical theatre, ensemble dance, clowning and audience participation.