Jazz great Wynton Marsalis has singled out Grammy Award–winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant as a bright new star. A masterclass in voice and a must-hear for young musicians.
Artist Talks, Music, SchoolFest
Drums that strike themselves. Loudspeakers that pivot and pirouette. Pianos whose keys tap dance ghostly toccatas. Welcome to a brave new world where self-playing instruments rule.
Dance, Music, SchoolFest, Spectacular 27 – 28 Feb
Meditative and explosive. Modern and spiritual. This remarkable fusion of martial arts, tai chi, dance, bold percussion and stunning visual effects will hook you in with its powerful, hypnotic pull.
Artist Talks, SchoolFest, Theatre
A sell-out London hit that tackles the big topics against an energetic backdrop of banter, boasting and African beats. Lively, life-affirming and “irresistibly joyful”.
Artist Talks, SchoolFest, Theatre 27 Feb – 01 Mar
Based on Ernest Hemingway's classic novel The Sun Also Rises and set in the jazz age of post–World War I Europe, a group of lost youths is on a quest for freedom, love and life.
Dance, Music, SchoolFest
One of New Zealand's most acclaimed choreographers, Michael Parmenter, returns to the Festival with The New Zealand Dance Company for the world premiere season of OrphEus – a dance opera.
Circus, Family, SchoolFest
Whisk the whole class away to a village in Vietnam at À Ố Làng Phố – a circus show of extraordinary feats and infectious fun by a cast of daredevil acrobats and musicians.