The Performance Arcade 2022 full programme is out now with 15 Performance Art experiences, a Fortune Favours Music Series with over 40 performances, plus a pop-up bar, various food truck and beverage options, and spontaneous explosions of art over two exciting weekends from 17-27 February.
New for the eleventh Performance Arcade, the structural layout pays homage to pre-colonial hakari structures that were used to host hapū from across the motu with feasting, kōrero, and performance.
Based on this model, The Performance Arcade is creating a unique space for audiences and artists to come together through a raranga of action and interaction.
To help us with this ongoing kaupapa we are very lucky to be working with Warren Maxwell (Southside of Bombay, Trinity Roots, Little Bushman & ex. Fat Freddys Drop) as our opening guest and respondent to the themes being explored this year.
His sonic installation Kia Tūhono explores narratives and sounds on ‘Koro’ – an ancient log procured from Wairarapa Moana, which will be performed by Maxwell at the Arcade opening event, 8.45pm, Thursday 17 February, before opening to the public to explore 18-20 February.
The Performance Arcade is free entry, family friendly, accessible and the perfect date night or sunny summer hang with friends – there is something for everyone at Te Whanganui-a-Tara / behind Te Papa, 17-27 February. COVID governmental guidelines will be in place, with vaccine passes and capacity numbers applicable.
Check out the programme today at www.theperformancearcade.com/programme.