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FEBRUARY 18 – 22


The curatorial concept for The Performance Arcade 2015 is that of a ‘layered space’: acknowledging the cumulative approach to themes within the event, and the gradual crafting of the experience through subsequent presentations. This concept celebrates the Arcade as a ‘live’ performance laboratory, where ideas have been tested and developed over its five years of presentation. As such it utilises recogniseable elements from previous years, layered over with new innovations in ‘containerism’ to enhance certain elements. The concept of ‘layering’ also relates to the way that various contributions have each brought a quality to the event, and how a dense programme of events was created for this year’s presentation, woven through the existing programmes and the fabric of the city. Within the Arcade, architectural interventions will push through (and layer over) the familiar layout. In this way the Arcade will celebrate its five years of development, and the many creative energies and contributions that have shaped it to this day.

Click below to view the three programmes housed in The Performance Arcade:

THE CONTAINER SERIES: works in individual containers.
THE CITY SERIES: works that travel, or occupy spaces along Wellington Waterfront and City.
THE AV SERIES: audio-visual works presented through the Arcade architecture.
THE LIVE MUSIC SERIES: live music and bands from the afternoon through to evening.

International programme sponsor BOLTON HOTEL

Artistic director / curator, Sam Trubridge
Associate producer, Melanie Hamilton
Associate producer / production manager, David Goldthorpe
Assistant producer, Megan Duffy
Music programmer, Anna Edgington
Music programme manager, Sara Passmore
Architecture, Jen Archer and Kate Walker
AV director, Johann Nortje
AV series curator, Jacqui Bolletta
Site Manager, Anthony Goodin
Assistant Site Manager, Joseph Newman
House DJ, Dr. Balanced
International Programme Sponsors Bolton Hotel
Funding Partners Creative New Zealand and Wellington City Council
Print Partners The Big Picture
Production Sponsors Placemakers, AVS Sound, Goldthorpe Creative, ChemPro
Event Sponsors Tuatara Beer, Peckhams Cider, AllGood Organics
Partners Urban Dream Brokerage, Goethe Institut
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