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Events – Allen Hall

Lunchtime Theatre - Body Like Scripture

Friday, 13 March 2020 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre,
Leith Walk, University of Otago

The School of Performing Arts presents a special once-only performance of this work. Weaving together electroacoustic music, spoken word, and ritual, American composer and performer Silen Wellington shares their transgender journey.

Lunchtime Theatre - Gender Bender

Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre,
Leith Walk, University of Otago

Have you ever heard a song you desperately want to sing but Gender is in the way? In Gender Bender the Bachelor of Performing Arts students bend the rules to some of their favourite numbers.

Lunchtime Theatre - Gender Bender

Friday, 20 March 2020 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre,
Leith Walk, University of Otago

Have you ever heard a song you desperately want to sing but Gender is in the way? In Gender Bender the Bachelor of Performing Arts students bend the rules to some of their favourite numbers.

POSTPONED - Lunchtime Theatre - James Has Weird Dreams

Thursday, 26 March 2020 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, 90 Union Street, Dunedin 9016

A flat full of friends, A weird flat full of friends. A dream. A weird dream that everyone has at the same time. But this isn't just some weird play ...

POSTPONED - Lunchtime Theatre - Scenes from a Yellow Peril (Student Version)

Thursday, 2 April 2020 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, 90 Union Street, Dunedin North

An excerpt from a full length play on Asian racism and assimilation. Let’s make a big deal and get more people talking about it.

POSTPONED - Lunchtime Theatre - Scenes from a Yellow Peril (Student Version)

Friday, 3 April 2020 at 1:00pm - Allen Hall Theatre, 90 Union Street, Dunedin North

An excerpt from a full length play on Asian racism and assimilation. Let’s make a big deal and get more people talking about it.

Events – Marama Hall

Tessa Romano, mezzo soprano and Terence Dennis, piano

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 1:00pm - Marama Hall,
Corner Leith Walk and Leith Street, University of Otago, Dunedin

Tessa and Terence will perform Silen Wellington (USA) “Beholden” for voice, piano and electronic tape (Première) plus Copland “Emily Dickensen Songs”, Barber “Hermit Songs”, Ross Harris “Wild Daisies”.

POSTPONED - Music for flute, horn and piano

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 at 1:00pm - Marama Hall, Leith Walk, North Dunedin
For disability access information, please phone 03 479 8885

Luca Manghi, flute, Neil Favell, horn, Terence Dennis, piano

News

Original waiata feature of building blessing

Friday, 13 March 2020

The University’s new Music, Theatre and Performing Arts Centre was officially opened with a whakawaatea (blessing) and a waiata composed for the occasion.

Fulbright scholars excited by opportunities

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Two University of Otago staff have received 2020 Scholar Awards from Fulbright New Zealand, allowing them to travel to the United States to pursue research and form international connections. 

Albany St studio closure not the end of the road

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Dr Ian Chapman reflects on the legacy of the Albany St studios, which were formerly owned by the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation (the NZBC) and home to the University’s contemporary music programme since 2000.