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Babble


  • Mangere Arts Centre Bader Drive and Orly Avenue Mangere, Auckland (map)
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DIRECTED BY: Carla Martell & Scotty Cotter
DESIGN: Micheal McCabe
LIGHTING: Jane Hakaraia
COMPOSER: Rosie Langabeer

The beeping and buzzing of technology, noisy traffic, the incessant shouting of social media – it never shuts up. Caught in this constant babble, how do we find stillness? 

This is the starting point for Massive Company’s newest devised work, directed by longtime Massive collaborators Scotty Cotter and Carla Martell.

‘Babble' brings dynamic physicality, inventive imagery, a multi-layered musical soundscape, and a formidable cast of 25 young South Auckland voices to the Māngere Arts Centre stage. Drawing on their own unique experiences and stories, the performers take us on an uplifting journey through the many interruptions of modern life.

‘In our productivity age of perpetual motion, it’s increasingly hard to honour stillness, to build pockets of it into our lives, so that our faith in beauty doesn’t become half-hearted, lopsided, crippled.’ Pico Iyer


Earlier Event: October 16
Half of the Sky - Q Theatre Loft
Later Event: July 21
Te Whare Kapua: The Cloud House