Total eclipse of the art
And just like that, it’s Friday again. As the sun keeps shining, our thoughts naturally turn to entertaining ourselves and today we’ve been casting our eyes over an office copy of the 2015 Auckland Arts Festival program. There's a distinct vintage flavour to many of the acts at this year’s festival (March 4-22). Whether it's jazz, vaudeville, burlesque, acrobatics or pop art that floats your boat, you're bound to find something that tickles your fancy in this year's world-class festival line-up. Read on for Glory Days Magazine's first three top picks of the festival. Next week, we’ll choose three more, stay tuned.
Limbo (Global): March 4 - 22
Offering up a dark, sexy smorgasbord of acrobats, jugglers, contortionists, aerial work, balancing feats and displays of strength, the Colenso BBDO season of Limbo is a saucy circus-cabaret featuring aerial acrobatics, contortion, illusions and fiery flames – all housed within the shabby-chic embrace of the Festivals’ Paradiso Speigeltent. And with music inspired by the spirit of New Orleans courtesy of Sxip Shirley's live band and a top ensemble cast of cabaret and circus artists from around the world, Limbo will leave you gasping for more.
Lady Sings the Blues (New Zealand): March 18
It's been a century since the birth of seminal jazz singer Billie Holiday and to mark the occasion, some of New Zealand's finest vocalists including Annie Crummer, Whiromako Black, Julia Deans and Hollie Smith are performing a tribute to the lady herself.
Jazzamatazz: (Australia) March 6 - 8
Got little ones who like to bust a move? Get them into the good stuff early by taking them to the award-winning Jazzamatazz, which will whip then up into a frenzy of singing, prancing, twisting and dancing. Performed by multi-talented opera singer, actress, jazz singer and mother Ali McGregor, Ali and her band rock 'n' roll, swing and jive along with the little ones, teaching them moves and creating an atmosphere of pure unadulterated fun.
Book tickets at http://ticketmaster.co.nz/
Glory Days has a double pass to see Limbo to give away to a lucky blog reader. Simply comment on this post, telling us why you'd like to go and we will select a winner at random. Competition closes Friday 30th January at midday.
27/1/2015 03:13:47 am
I would love to win this pass as I'm almost ready to meet my proverbial bun who has been in my oven for 6 months and I know that once he is here there will be no date nights for a while! I love the circus and cabaret and would love to win this pass so I can have a truly epic last date night :-) Thank you
27/1/2015 03:37:41 am
Oooooh yes please! I really want to go because it looks amazing, and I soooo deserve a treat after what has happened already this year :/ fingers are crossed!
Glory Days magazine
29/1/2015 03:06:10 am
Congratulations Tavia. You have won a double pass to Limbo at the Auckland Arts Festival. Please email us at email@example.com to claim your prize.
27/1/2015 03:44:21 am
Limbo looks amazing , would love to go.
27/1/2015 05:48:09 am
I would love to take my teenaged daughter to this, so she could have her first taste of this kind of extravaganza!
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