14 Dec 2018

Hello goodbye this sunday on Standing Room Only

From Standing Room Only, 12:00 pm on 14 December 2018
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So long, farewell, haere ra... It's your last weekly national arts and culture fix of the year this Sunday and we've got interviews with two key figures in the arts who've leaving important posts - so its only appropriate that our musical theme is 'ways to say goodbye'. Esther Cahill-Chiaroni is stepping down as Executive Director of Script to Screen and Christian Penny leaves directing Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School. He discusses the profound changes that have occurred there in bringing tikanga Maori into arts training. First up though after 12.30pm Sarah Caldwell-Watson is involved in a London programme getting art by homeless people onto the walls of the city's cafes, who says it could easily work over here. On At The Movies after 1pm Mortal Engines, and we bid adieu to creative couple dancer Lucy Marinkovich and saxophonist Lucien Johnson who head to the Big Apple on the Harriet Friedlander New York Residency. On the Laugh Track after 2pm we have one of Australasia's most experienced directors of circus Mike Finch, we talk to Sarah Graham about programming at Auckland's Q Theatre, Amrita Hepi an overtly political choreographer, dancer  and filmmaker who weaves her twin Aboriginal and Maori heritage into her work and Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi. Our featured writer is Majella Cullinane who on top of a new book of poetry has just published her first novel which she started writing whilst a Burns Fellow in Dunedin. After 3pm our drama is Allen O'Leary's Weightless.