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Arts on Sunday for 24 May 2009

12:40 STARS

One our most original composers, Warwick Blair offers up 24 hours of sky and music, an experience, he says, like no other.


12.50 Nga Manu-rere

Whale Rider star Keisha Castle Hughes (below left) takes on her first stage role. Nga Manu-rere premieres at TAPAC performing arts centre on the 3rd of June. You'll hear from Keisha and from writer/actor Renae Maihi (below right).

Keisha Castle Hughes and Renae Maihi

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Simon Morris investigates Angels and Demons, goes In Search of Beethoven, and talks to the director of critically-acclaimed French film I've Loved You So Long, Philippe Claudel.

1:30 Choreographer and dancer Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster (below) on founding a dance company, working with our dance greats, astronomy and playing a zombie in her first movie role.

Sarah Foster

Photograph by Andrew Foster

Rauru1:40 Rauru: Tene Waitere, Maori Carving, Colonial History

The masterful carving of Tene Waitere is revisited 70 years after this ingenious and entrepreneurial carver's death in a book by Nicholas Thomas (pictured right) and photographer Mark Adams. Rauru: Tene Waitere, Maori Carving, Colonial History is published by Otago University Press.

Tokyo String Quartet1:50 Tokyo String Quartet

The Tokyo String Quartet invites New Zealand to be part of its 40th birthday celebrations. The Tokyo Quartet are regarded as one of the supreme chamber ensembles of the world. Photograph by Henry Fair.

Roger Hall2:00 The Laugh Track

Still one of our most successful playwrights three decades after Glide Time and Middle Age Spread, Roger Hall (right), on who makes him laugh.

The Scene2:25 The Scene

Stage and screen actor Peter Elliot's directorial debut is a play that takes the mickey out of pop culture. The Scene opens at the Herald Theatre in Auckland on the 29th of May.

2:30 Chapter and Verse

New poetry from Chris Price and Singularity - from Montana New Zealand Book Award winning writer Charlotte Grimshaw. Is it a series of interlocked stories - or a fractured novel?

Chapter and Verse

2:55 Made in New Zealand

Lyne Pringle's review of the most recent Made in New Zealand dance tour from the Footnote Dance Company.

Made in NZ

Made in New Zealand

3:00 Waiting for Godot

A BBC report on two contrasting big-name productions of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot on London's West End and on Broadway.

3:10The Sunday Drama

The Orderly intertwines the telling of a medieval poem about the battle of Maldon (991AD Saxons versus the Vikings) with the trials and tribulations of John; a hospital orderly, misfit, and a dead keen re-enactor of medieval battles. By Michael Downey