A Floating Theatre is Sailing into Auckland

Adding to the cat dance performance and cringeworthy dating show at this year's Fringe.

The Auckland Fringe Festival serves as a place for creatives and performers to bring their harebrain ideas to life— we've already had a look a cat dance show with real life cats and an unpredictable stage performance that brings cringeworthy dating directly in front of the audience. Now, it's been revealed that New Zealand's first ever Floating Theatre is sailing into Auckland for two weeks in two spectacular locations.

With room for just 22 people per show, the intimate floating space sparkles with light and projection as the live performance unfolds. Each 60-minute show can be watched from inside on undulating waters or on-land as a shadow-play through the luminous walls.

The Floating Theatre is the idea of Winning Productions, an initiative that itself on creating work that is highly visual and integrates video technology, conceptual design and imaginative drama. Led by Stephen Bain, the company has presented outdoor performances and installations throughout Australia and Europe.

For its New Zealand debut, the Floating Theatre will set sail at Avondale's West End Rowing Club between March 1 - 4 and the Viaduct Marina between March 8 - 11. The show is directed and designed by Stephen Bain, performed by Jeremy Randerson and Jenny McArthur, with music by Jeff Henderson, and props by Sarah-Jane Blake

For more information and tickets visit the Auckland Fringe Festival Website.

Published on February 07, 2017 by Stephen Heard

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