New Performance Festival at the Edge

By Natasha Hay In Theatre

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11th February, 2012
Fringe is now a brand, laments theatre artist Stephen Bain, curator of the latest addition to Auckland’s arts calendar, the New Performance Festival. It’s a showcase of what’s hot in the definition-stretching realm of artistic performance but, he insists, it is not fringe theatre. Bain’s been a fringe-dweller both at home and away for over 20 years after tossing in architecture for original, forward-thinking and – let’s not be coy – arty theatre. He has been touring his piece Baby where are the fine things you promised me?, a type of installation-art-meets-street-theatre ...

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