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.