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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday August 13 2015
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Auckland-based Hong Kong curator, Philip Tse has responded to the topic of “change” by curating an art exhibition titled Reaching the Horizon and Beyond. More than 20 artists working across a variety of mediums are represented, their works responding to a quote by a Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Mr Tse says the mystery of life is based on the fact that things are constantly changing. “As a curator, I have been here in New Zealand for 20 years and everything is always changing. Artists are always changing their minds, consciously and subconsciously, yet we don’t always notice.” The 22 cross-disciplinary participants are from New Zealand, Japan, Korea, China, UK and three from Australia, along with local Howick artists. “My job is about how to position the works in the site and this site is very special,” Mr Tse says. “Although it is set up as a theatre, there is a spiritual atmosphere here,” he says. With eyes on the intricate timber work on the former Presbyterian Church ceiling, he says he has concentrated on looking up while hanging the works. “When I look at the works I see whether they need to be lower or higher. Outside, we also have the sound of construction, the birds and the light. So I meditate before hanging a picture, making sure the work matches my thinking. If I get a personal response from a work, I hope the audience will respond also.” ■➤ Reaching the Horizon and Beyond, curated by Philip Tse, runs until September 5, at the Uxbridge Centre for Arts and Culture, Uxbridge Road, Howick. BANANA, not a fruit but a burlesque term for a house comic, is the key theme of a show hailing back to the burlesque shows of old. Add ‘Rama’ which means a spectacular display and you have ‘Bananarama’ coming to Howick this weekend. Natalie Hugill, director of Va-Va-Voom Productions, creator and producer of vivacious cabaret, vaudeville and theatre shows is bringing the brand new show promising to be a night of comedy, burlesque and frivolity. It will feature big timers in the burlesque and comedy world, such as award-winning burlesque artist Fanciforia Foxglove, of Wellington, and Mark Scott, funny man and master of ceremonies, along with a three- piece live jazz band and The Bambina Showgirls, Auckland’s newest ‘Shimmy Shakin’ burlesque troupe. ‘Bananarama’ hails back to the burlesque shows of old, where burlesque beauties and comical comedians shared the stage. It’s an R18. It plays at 8-10pm this Saturday (August 15) at the Uxbridge Centre for Arts and Culture. 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick. For more information phone 535-6467. Widening horizons THE excitement of Wagner’s opera Valkyries will be part of the Manukau Symphony Orchestra’s next concert. The event opens with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, which Mendelssohn wrote following a visit to Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa in the Hebrides, off the coast of Scotland. So great was the effect of that miracle of nature on Mendelssohn, that Wagner declared this overture “one of the most beautiful works of music”. Following the overture, conductor, Professor Uwe Grodd, will invite pianist Matteo Napoli to join the orchestra to perform Chopin’s F Minor Piano Concerto. Written in 1829 when Chopin was only 19 years old, this most expressive romantic work was inspired by Chopin’s first love from his homeland, Poland. It is filled with an intense sense of longing and desire. The concert’s second half features some of Richard Wagner’s most loved music. The grandeur of the ‘Meistersinger’ Overture, the beauty of the Prelude and ‘Liebestod’ from Tristan and Isolde, a mystical Prelude from Lohengrin and the Valkyries all feature here. Audiences will relish the familiar Here Comes the Bride and the Ride of the Valkyries, both of which became popular in Wagner’s time and remain so today, that they are regularly played separately from their operas. The Manukau Symphony Orchestra concert is at 7.30pm on August 22 at the Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau. Door sales will be available on the night. Auckland University Emeritus Professor Heath Lees will present a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm (arrive 6.15pm) in the Panasonic Room at the Vodafone Events Centre. To book phone 577-3031. Professor Uwe Grodd will lead the Manukau Symphony Orchestra at its next concert. Photo supplied MSO promises big night Natalie Hugill, aka Lilly Loca – putting the Va-Va-Voom into Vaudeville, stars in ‘Bananarama’ Photo supplied Time for glad rags win ticKets The Times has four double passes for the Manukau Symphony Orchestra’s concert, 7.30pm, August 22 to give away. Write your name, address and full daytime contact details on the back of an envelope and send to Manukau Symphony Orchestra Competition, Times Newspapers, PO Box 259-243, Botany, Auckland 2163 or enter online at www.times. co.nz. Entries close on Wednesday, August 19.
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