This summer Auckland’s waterfront will be taken over by one of the city’s most important and dynamic youth arts projects - Mixit.co.nz
A series of exhilarating performances will storm the concrete jungle with a high voltage site-specific exploration using drama, dance, acrobatics, film, music and design.
Crossroads features 30 young performers from a diverse range of refugee, migrant and local communities. The multi-cultural cast come from; Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Fiji, India, NZ, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tonga and Zimbabwe.
The young performers will soar through the Silo’s city space, and bring to life their personal stories of journeys, boundaries crossed and new territories entered. Imaginative and powerful voices with creativity, courage, humour and celebration.
Directed by Wendy Preston with an inter-disciplinary creative team of leading artists including Moss Patterson, Chris Graham, Mike Baker, Peter Hobbs, with up-and-coming film production collective Votre Arme and designer Jessika Verryt.
In the four days leading up to the weekend event the process of completing the performance at the Silo Park site will be open to public view.
Mixit is an inspirational multicultural youth project that uses the arts as a platform for empowerment, connection, and for young people with refugee backgrounds to ‘mix it’ with migrant and local youth.