Directed by Carla Martell and Margaret-Mary Hollins.
‘Hold Your Horses’ is a rollicking ride through the hills and valleys of country life, where lambs leap, goats dance and a farmer’s work is never done.
With Massive’s signature style of playful physicality, character and story, we’ll transport you to a world of barmy beekeepers, singing fenceposts and cows that bake scones.
‘So on the night, she’ll be right
Grab a sheep, bring your dancing feet
Places we are drawn to, but may never have been to. Explorations with puppetry, letter-writing, character building and movement. A intriguing site specific showing at Nathan Homestead.
Stories of Aotearoa including the Bean Rock Lighthouse Keeper, James Anderson and his carvings; a woman who is infatuated with the magical world of Narnia and the battle of two mountains - Ruapehu and Taranaki.
“The Game (Le Jeu) allows things which are unbelievable and marvellous….The pleasure of lying will give your lies the appearance of truth. You will be believed. Theatre lives of this ‘lying truth...'
”Come’. the actor says to the character. “I’ll give you the light you need to exist. Follow me. I’ll enjoy my performance enough for everyone to think you exist. Be good”
Over this last term, the Massive Nui Ensemble have been exploring how to create characters from a variety of sources; plays, letters, real people in ours lives or the lives' of others.
Blah Blah Blah: Explorations around courage and it's many resting places. Saying things you shouldn't, the burning power of memory, the lottery of life itself and a special encounter with Princess Te Puea.
As always the ensemble will work its physical charms and take you on a journey inside their collective curiosity
“I have more fears than anyone…”
Massive Nui Ensemble crack the window open to let the light shine upon what fear and being fierce means to them. What it is to be a rebel and becoming the people their parents warned them about.
For their last showing for 2016, the ensemble have used their own provocations as well as being inspired by Auckland Art Gallery’s recent exhibition SPACE TO DREAM. They will candidly share their version of being unfiltered, mad, wild, fierce and fearless. Proving to us all that confronting our fears has the power to make us all more beautiful (and far less perfect).
Within the mad, fun world of clown and le jeu, seven Massive Nui Ensemble performers throw themselves into seven different worlds full of characters to entertain and have you roaring with laughter.
You’ll meet; boy-band member - Michael, a new circus troupe - Cirque du Sole and be the first to see an excerpt from Harry Potter the Musical.
In true Massive style Seven Worlds is packed with vibrant and gut busting physicality (we’ve even got mean as lip syncing too!) guaranteed to bring warmth and fun to a chilly July evening.
How does the tiniest thought effect the way we connect with each other? Which doors do we open to others and which do we keep firmly shut? When you’re in private are you the same as you are when you're with your friends? How do the 'things' and 'stuff'' in our lives become so important?