"Lily" at Tempo

Kilda Northcott and Lyne Pringle in "Lily"

Bipeds Productions (Lyne Pringe and Kilda Northcott) are currently performing Lily at the Tempo Dance Festival in Auckland. This performance keeps alive the memory of Lily Stevens, a remarkable Dunedin studio dance teacher.

Read the review on Theatreview.

More information about Lily is available on the Bipeds web site.

Archiving Magdalena

Magdalena archive

Over the last weekend, Madeline, Lisa and Janet spent many hours pouring over the archives of Magdalena Aotearoa, which have been in a filing cabinet or two at Toi Poneke Arts Centre for several years. Prior to that they travelled from one house to another, from basements and attics to underneath beds or into high cupboards - always treasured and carefully boxed, labelled and transported. Now the time has come to assess what is there - photos, newsletters books, posters, programmes, flyers, memories - and how best to keep it.

'Flaubert's Drum', book of poetry by Sugu Pillay

Sugu Pillay, who participated in the 2008 Gathering with an open rehearsal of her script about the "torpedo women", female Tamil Tigers, has recently published a book of poetry, "Flaubert's Drum".

During August and September Sugu is touring with the book to Dunedin, Timaru, Christchurch, Porirua, Wellington, Auckland and Tauranga. You are warmly invited to attend; please see the attached files for information about dates and venues.

Magdalenas at BIARI

I'm at a very interesting event hosted by Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA: it's called BIARI which stands for Brown International Advanced Research Institute (yep - full-on!). I'm in the "theatre and civil society stream". It's intense & fascinating, & also what's really nice is that there are quite a few Magdalenas around.

Baggage Co-op Packing Their Bags for the UK

Baggage Coop

Baggage Co-op are delighted to be taking their show Te Haerenga, a journey of identity to the UK next month.

That’s So Gay opens at BATS Theatre, 26-28 April

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Hi everyone

I am currently directing That's So Gay as part of my Master of Theatre Arts in Directing and I wanted to let you know about the show. I've attached a flyer and info about it - be great if you can come and / or let others know about it.

Kind regards
Toni Regan

That's So Gay

Tantidhatri - a Magdalena in India

I am in Pondicherry, India for the Tantidhatri festival - the first Magdalena festival in India, organised by Parvathy Baul (with an incredible army of volunteers).

Leone Hatherly remembered

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We were saddened to learn last week of the death of Leone (Lee) Hatherly, who will be known to many in the Magdalena network for her great sense of humour, wonderful voice and larger-than-life personality. Lee was M.C. ("Mother Chook") for the women's comedy show Hen's Teeth, as well as having a long career in radio, television and film.

She is remembered on the Theatreview web site.

"Dancing in the Wake" by Jan Bolwell

Dancing in the Wake
by Jan Bolwell

A new play based on the life of LUCIA JOYCE:
daughter of the writer JAMES JOYCE;
friend and would-be lover of SAMUEL BECKETT.

Premieres at the Museum Art Hotel, Wellington
February 9-12, as part of FRINGE 2012.

Dancing in the Wake tells the lively and ultimately tragic story of an extraordinary and talented young woman who grew up in the shadow of her famous father, James Joyce.

Wellington Storytellers' Cafe - 7 February 2012

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The Storytellers Cafe team welcomes StoryListeners to join us for our first gathering of 2012. Tales of summer are the theme for this evening, with feature performances by Linda Bremford (Shadow the Storyteller), Caroline Welkin (raconteur and stand-up) and consummate host Judith Jones, to warm us up as the nights shorten. Chill out after a hot summer break with cool tales from great tellers. There's also the opportunity for people to bring a short tale to share.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012
In the back room at the Wellington Arts Centre, Abel Smith Street.

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