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UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival

Playwrights, theatre companies and tertiary Theatre or Drama programmes in UNESCO Cities of Literature and in other areas of New Zealand are invited to participate in this exciting international event.

Keynote speakers:

  • Tanya Palmer, Producer/Director of New Play Development at Goodman Theatre, Chicago
  • Dr Fiona Graham, Director of the MA in Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Victor Rodger, former Burns Fellow, International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington

Dates and venue:

University of Otago, September 12–20, 2019

More information:

Details of the Festival

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Special treatment for School of Performing Arts building

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:52pm

Workers are hand-winding large concrete floor panels into place above slab floors and joiners are crafting more than 780 acoustic boxes for the music and performance studio building under construction behind the Robertson Library in Union Street East.

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Talented Otago cellist follows passions

Thursday, 1 August 2019 5:03pm

Tessa Dalgety-Evans can often be seen carting her cello on her back through campus.

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Positive effect of music and dance on dementia investigated by Otago study

Thursday, 8 August 2019 9:27am

Stereotypically viewed as passive and immobile, a University of Otago pilot study has shown the powerful influence music and dance can have on older adults with dementia.

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Eastern Europe and Beyond

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - Marama Hall
Performance Students feature music from Poland and Armenia.

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Bach and Sons

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - Marama Hall
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons: Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian Bach