New Pasifika Work Takes Fresh Look at Samoan Traditions
Born and raised in New Zealand, Lui has big dreams for his future that don’t involve his Samoan roots. But Lui’s father has hopes for his son that are steeped deeply in tradition.
Big Hair, Big Heart
The ’80s were a time of bright coloured sweatshirts, shoulder pads, leg warmers, mullets and big hair. It was a time without the internet, without Facebook, text messages and Skype. There was no screen to hide behind or multiple channels of long-distance communication. Instead, women congregated in their local hair salon with their neighbours and friends. They shared tea, hair styles and gossip. They supported one another and shared each other’s joy and pain.
Christchurch Hosts Clash for Comedy Conquest
New Zealand is having its first National Theatresports Championships in almost two decades. The best and bravest improvisers from around the country will do battle at The Court Theatre in September. Over four nights, competitors will fight to be crowned the most fearless, fastest, and funniest Theatresports team in Aotearoa.
A Feast of Māori and Pasifika Theatre at The Court Theatre
Māori and Pasifika voices are ready to fill The Court Theatre. From 4-12 August, the theatre will welcome writers and performers from Ōtautahi for a Māori and Pasifika Festival.
A vision for bringing the performing arts to life in central Christchurch
The heart of our city is getting better all the time. I'm going to describe an extraordinary plan. It is a ground-breaking vision for the performing arts in Christchurch that will transform an entire city quarter.
The Court Theatre recognised for opening its doors to diversity
The Court Theatre’s focus on working with communities and opening its doors to new, diverse audiences in Christchurch was recognised in Parliament when it received the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts for All Award 2017.