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PAH

 

Energetic and spontaneous...a magical experience - William Dart, New Zealand Herald

PAH is a cross-arts performance that plays at the edges of time.  Eight performers lead audiences inside and outside the house and grounds of the Pah Homestead and Monte Cecilia Park as they riff on stories and gesture to past inhabitants.  Moving through an installation of paintings by Star Gossage and portrait photography by Solomon Mortimer, the colonial heritage house is revealed to be a place of many layers.  In this ambulatory performance ghosts emerge from the past to dance in the present.

Developed at the TSB Wallace Arts Trust Pah Homestad Arts Centre, Mt Roskill, Auckland City with support from the University of Otago, the James WAllace TSB Arts Trust Residency, the University of Auckland and Creative New Zealand.

 

Premiere:

10 March 2015

Premiere Venue:

Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Trust

Collaborators

Composer - Gillian Whitehead

Choreographer - Carol Brown

Visual Artist - Star Gossage

Dramaturg - Fiona Graham

Photographer - Solomon Mortimer

Designer - Sean Coyle

Curator - Grant Hall

Producer - Esther Green

 

Performers

Dancers - Kelly Nash, Nancy Wijohn, Zahra Killeen-Chance, Emilia Rubio, Haanz Fa'avae Jackson

Musicians - Luca Magni, Katherine Hebley, Andrew Uren

 

Commissioned By:

TSB Wallace Arts Trust Pah Homestead Arts Centre
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