6 Dec 2017

Bookmarks - Nina Nawalowalo

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:30 pm on 6 December 2017
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Photo: supplied - Sarah Hunter - curtesy CNZ

Nina Nawalowalo is the founder and artistic director of The Conch theatre in Wellington. After a career spanning 30 years she was recently awarded the Senior Pacific Artist Award from Creative New Zealand.

She is the creative force behind the internationally acclaimed works Vula, Masi, and The White Guitar.

Of Fijian and Pakeha descent Nina is passionate about making Pasifika voices heard through the performing arts.

Here are the favourite things she discussed:


Floating islanders - Lisa Warrington and David O’Donnell

Alex Ferguson - My autobiography

Keith Johnstone - Improvisation and the theatre

Duck, Death and the Tulip Author and illustrator Wolf Aribruch


Tausili's Music - Gareth Farr

Nino Rota - Carlotta's Gallop

Scribe - Not Many

Ludovico Einaudi - Due Tramonti

TV Programmes:

Dad's Army

Stand up Comedy - Wanda Sykes



Laurel and Hardy

Charlie Chaplin

Taika - Boy

The Revenant

Love and inspired by:

Nelson Mandela

Michelle Obama


Marcel Marceau

Still I Rise - Maya Angelou


Fijian culture


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