Upbeat for Friday 21 August 2015
Paris-based ensemble Soundinitiative
Soundinitiative is a Paris-based contemporary music ensemble that prides itself on a strong stage presence and physical interaction with its audience. Eva talks to Australian saxophonist Joshua Hyde and mezzo soprano Fabienne Séveillac about making challenging music user friendly.
Midsummer Night's Dream
RNZB: A Midsummer Night's Dream moving image: Jeremy Brick
Dancers: Tonia Looker and MacLean Hopper. Choreography by Liam Scarlett
Jennifer Shennan reviews the world premiere of Liam Scarlett's A Midsummer Night's Dream by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. The young British choreographer has an impressive reputation for creating exciting new work for top ballet companies worldwide.
Hamilton theatre manager Jeremy Bell directs a visionary play from the 1920's: Rossum's Universal Robots, the play that brought the word 'robot' into the language and almost invented the genre of science fiction.