Upbeat for Thursday 20 August 2015
Fiona and Neil Pardington:
Fiona Pardington is one of New Zealand’s most important, and celebrated, photographers. A Beautiful Hesitation is the largest exhibition of her work to date, with over 100 photographs, spanning 30 years. It's showing at City Gallery, Wellington. Fiona and her brother Neil, also a photographer, speak about their close collaboration over 30 years.
Andrew Gourlay makes his debut with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra tonight conducting a programme called French Twist. Named by Gramophone magazine as their 'One to Watch', the young conductor compares the sensual and ecstatic music of Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un Faun with the claustrophobia of the Bahamas where he grew up.
Raewyn Whyte reviews the opening night of Lumina, the New Zealand Dance Company's season of three new dance works by Louise Potiki Bryant, Malia Johnston and Stephen Shropshire.