Birds With Skymirrors

19th August, Sunday

Choreographer Lemi Ponifasio was on the remote Pacific island of Tarawa when he caught sight of seven frigate-birds, carrying videotape in their beaks that glinted like mirrors. Read on

Trio sing their way to the top

16th May, Wednesday

A trio of budding prima donnas are in the running to win New Zealand's most prestigious opera singing competition, which would propel them into the limelight. Read on

Arts Fest enthusiasts pick their favourites

17th March, Saturday

IAN MCKELLEN - Favourite shows: Of the Festival plays that were new to me, Tu was perhaps my favourite, strongly performed and imaginatively staged, with a Kiwi story that disturbs and fascinates.. Read on

Meet the techno-punk wizard of accordion

3rd March, Saturday

After an exhausting 28-hour flight from Finland to Wellington Kimmo Pohjonen found himself in Wellington surrounded by his accordion and all manner of technical wizardry. Read on

A week of highlights

29th February, Wednesday

INTERNATIONAL opera star Jonathan Lemalu joins the New Zealand String Quartet in a programme of four works, one of the highlights of the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts this week. Read on

Songs, raised like children

29th February, Wednesday

WELLINGTON’S indie rock fans are in for a treat with the long-awaited performance by American band Death Cab for Cutie. Read on

Circus Obsession

29th February, Wednesday

JO Randerson has had an eight year love affair, and it’s not over yet. Read on

Twins' shows hard to Topp

25th February, Saturday

Jools and Lynda Topp are award-winning authors and songwriters, stars of both stage and screen, political campaigners and recipients of a Queen's Medal for services to entertainment. Read on

First Aid Kit

24th February, Friday

These days it all seems to be about sisters doing it for themselves, what with UK trio The Staves and now Sweden’s First Aid Kit. While the Stavely siblings channel a prim but charming range of classic UK and US folk performers (from Joni Mitchell an Read on

Words in Motion - Sunday, 4th March, 2012

24th February, Friday

On Sunday, March 4th three vocally energised poets will take to the stage to entertain, promote, educate and inspire creativity in people and encourage them to look closer at poetry, music, and all its different forms. Read on

Ballet meets hip-shaking rhythms

23rd February, Thursday

More than 30 years ago, when Brazil's most successful dance company was founded, it was just 11 people in the southern city of Belo Horizonte, well away from the country's big cultural centres. Read on

Wellington's international arts festival begins

22nd February, Wednesday

The 2012 New Zealand International Arts Festival opens this Friday with 900 artists from around the world filling the theatres, galleries and streets of Wellington for New Zealand’s largest multi-arts festival. Read on

Hofesh Shechter: From bullets to ballet

8th January, Sunday

Israeli-born Hofesh Shechter is dance's most explosive choreographer, his fiery work the product of his warring homeland and the pain of being left by his mother as a child. Read on

Musical feet of strength

8th January, Sunday

Six powerful voices, three cultures, one stage - the Barefoot Divas are set to stun at the Sydney Festival. Read on

Matilda's master illusionist

28th November, Monday

The West End hit calls on Paul Kieve's powers: so does Scorsese's new film Hugo. Maddy Costa meets the master illusionist Read on

NZ Fijian play wins accolades

24th November, Thursday

NEW Zealand-born Nina Nawalowalo has added another notch to her belt to create what the international media have called a "truly magical new play". Read on

First Aid Kit To Play NZ International Arts Festival In 2012

14th November, Monday

Ultra talented Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit are returning to New Zealand next year, performing as part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival in Wellington. Read more: Read on