Where: Lake Wanaka Centre outdoor stage

When: Sunday April 11, 5pm

Come along to the Lake Wānaka Centre outdoor stage for our festival welcome. You’ll see a short live performance by Louise Potiki Bryant, Ariana Tikao and Paddy Free which will introduce you to their stunning video works Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain, screening in the Lake Wanaka Centre foyer throughout the festival.

You will also meet a number of artists and performers, and we’ll be launching the outdoor exhibition Though the Eye of the Lens.

This will  be followed by ‘Us’, a movement event that will see our community come together and travel as one to the shores of Lake Wānaka.

‘US’ – A Mass Movement Event

Brought to you by choreographer Chloe Loftus, ‘Us’ is a processional mass movement event that sees Wānaka take to the streets. A long line of community in unison, weaving through the town towards the lake, this event is a celebration of the unique heart and soul of this town: its people.

Drawing inspiration from Pina Bausch’s ‘lines’, this serene and symbolic mass movement happening is a reminder of the power of community. ‘Us’ brings a joyful sense of connection, to each other and this town.


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