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James Maeva and Sandra Zvenyika in America Rex. Photo: Carl Drake
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Writer, director & dramaturge Dione Joseph puts the case for a performative art that challenges and connects us all.
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The Big Idea Editor
Rawiwi Paratene and the Kōrero Pūrākau cast. Photo supplied
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Aria Harrison-Sparke, a young Maori theatre-maker, shares her experience of Toi Takapuna at The PumpHouse Theatre this year.
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The Big Idea Editor
Photo: Tobias Keller via Unsplash
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TBI editor James Littlewood makes the case for artists to lead on climate discourse
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James Littlewood
Bruno Marshall Shirley, composer: The Bone Thief
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Bruno Marshall Shirley argues for an Artform that can Shake the Tree, and Rocks the House
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The Big Idea Editor
Sam Brooks, Writer - Burn Her
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Sam Brooks finds there’s no substitute for work when representing the other.
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The Big Idea Editor
Elise Sterbeck
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I feel right now that the arts sector in Aotearoa is not well. It seems that there could be parts which are at risk of dying.
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The Big Idea Editor
He Kupu Tuku Iho: Ko te Reo Māori te Tatau ki te Ao
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Sam Elworthy: There is a whirlpool from which we somehow need to escape.
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The Big Idea Editor
Photo by Tabitha Arthur — with Rachel K Baker and Isobel MacKinnon at Q.
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Let's remember where we came from, but also embrace the change.
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Binge Culture Collective
John Burrows. Photo: Andi Crown
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To say that ‘we don’t do it for the money’ and leave it at that is too simplistic.
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The Big Idea Editor
Wi Taepa Retrospect exhibition at Pataka - Photo by Mark Tantrum
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An exhortation for institutions to do more, and regular, shopping.
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The Big Idea Editor