Paris-based ensemble Soundinitiative

soundinitiative's Fabienne Séveillac and Joshua Hyde.

soundinitiative's Fabienne Séveillac and Joshua Hyde. Photo: supplied

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.

Jeremy Bell

Czech playwright Karel Capek

Czech playwright Karel Capek Photo: Supplied

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.