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Barrier Ninja

  • BATS Theatre 1 Kent Terrace Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)
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A unique verbatim play about hauora.

Barrier Ninja is a verbatim play based on nine people’s personal and professional testimonies about hauora. Hauora is a Māori word and is translated as health.

Nine people’s testimonies were recorded and edited into an audio score which is played through an MP3 device into the actor's ear during the performance. This ‘headphone’ technique ensures the actor stays true to the nine people’s vocal inflections and intonations. In rehearsal, the filmed testimonies were studied to inform the body language and gestures etc. This ‘headphone’ technique also makes overt the mediation process between the nine participants, the actor, and the audience.

6 - 9 June, 9pm - 10pm

Full Price $20
Concession Price $15
Group 6+ $14

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Part of the Kia Mau Festival


Earlier Event: 7 June
Faovale Imperium