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12:15  Ian Mune: Spirit House

Ian Mune

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Ian Mune is making his theatrical come-back in the starring role of Carl Bland's play Spirit House, playing one of two painters working in the same Thai studio.  They are both haunted by the same woman, but they exist 85 years apart.  It's almost 2 decades since Ian last trod the boards. He tells us about his leading role, and his take on the new Goodbye Pork Pie movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:30 Luigi Bonino: Roland Petit

Luigi Bonino

Luigi Bonino Photo: Supplied

 Luigi Bonino

Carmen - Royal New Zealand Ballet Photo: Supplied

Roland Petit was without doubt one of the great choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Among the legends he worked with were Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev...and Fred Astaire.  Artistic Director of the Roland Petit repertoire, Luigi Bonino became the maestro's assistant after dancing in many of his ballets.  He tells Lynn Freeman how he now has overall responsibility for the staging of Petit's works and the preservation of his artistic legacy, including the Royal New Zealand Ballet's staging of L'Arlésienne and Carmen which premiere in Christchurch.

 

12:45  The Lighthouse

Michael Parekowhai's Lighthouse

Michael Parekowhai's Lighthouse Photo: Supplied

The Lighthouse

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Michael Parekowhai's controversial Lighthouse is a lifesize sculpture resembling a 1950s statehouse on Auckland's Queens Wharf, beaming light over the Waitemata Harbour from neon constellations inside.  With a housing crisis in Auckland it's had to put up with years of criticism.  But now at last we can go along and make our own minds up. Arts and Culture manager for Auckland Council Kaye Glamuzina was on site with Michael every step of the way, and arts commentary website Pantograph Punch Visual Arts Co-Editor Francis McWhannell took a look at The Lighthouse for Standing Room Only.

 

 

1:10 At The Movies

Simon Morris looks back at the holiday season movies and looks forward to the Oscars.

 

1:33 One Thousand Ropes

One Thousand Ropes in Berlin

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Tusi Tamasese's new film One Thousand Ropes is about to have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.   Tusi's last film - the acclaimed and touching The Orator - was set in Samoa.  One Thousand Ropes takes place in urban New Zealand where a Samoan father reconnects with his youngest daughter, and together they put to rest the ghosts that haunt them. Lynn speaks with Tusi and to his producer Catherine Fitzgerald.

 

1:45 The Moas

The Moas

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The New Zealand Film Awards (the Moas) are about to return after a year offLast year was a banner year for New Zealand movies - smash hit documentaries like Poi E and Richie McCaw Chasing Great, new films from veterans Lee Tamahori and Alison McLean - Mahana and The Rehearsal, and towering over them all, our biggest local hit ever, Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Simon Morris talks to Moa organiser Hugh Sundae and critic Graeme Tuckett.

 

2:06 The Laugh Track - Mike McKeon and Sameena Zehra

The New Zealand Fringe is that exciting theatrical space where anything goes - from  high art to low comedy. The 2017 Fringe Festival in Wellington ranges between shows like Doctor Blue - Nothing But The Blues and Tea with Terrorists, the story of pacifist Irish Jimmy and the epic Fiery Tongues.

All of these shows feature Laugh Track guests - performer/musician Mike McKeon and director/performer Sameena Zehra.

2:25  Theatrical Revolt

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again

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Auckland's Silo Theatre is about to stage its first show of the year: UK playwright Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. A discordant series of "hilarious and horrifying vignettes", Revolt rages against the status quo and reaffirms the power of women and language in a so-called "post-feminist world".  Shaun D Wilson met with sound designer Claire Duncan (currently i.e. Crazy formerly Dear Times Waste) and Director Virgina Frankovitch to talk about the show.

 

2:40 Patricia Langford: writing up a storm

Patricia Langford and Johanna Emeney

Patricia Langford and Johanna Emeney Photo: Supplied

We tend to hear about young up and coming writers being discovered, but Patricia Langford was in her early 70s when she took up creative writing and caught the eye of her tutors. Award-winning poet and creative writing tutor Dr Johanna Emeney runs workshops for older people, as well as youth writing programmes. Johanna tells Lynn Freeman how impressed she was by the calibre of Patricia's writing and her speed at putting her thoughts on paper.

 

2:50 Todd Saunders

A group of small buildings on Fogo Island off the Newfoundland coast has helped to revive the island's culture and economy. They were commissioned from Canadian architect Todd Saunders and his Berlin-based firm, and featured in the 2014 film Strange & Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island.  Lynn Freeman talks to Todd, who is in New Zealand to speak at the Institute of Architects conference.  He's also one of the New Zealand's Home of the Year competition judges.

 

3:06 Drama at 3 - Trout by Stephanie Johnson and O Le Samaria by David Mamea

 

Music played in this show

Artist:  Robert Johnson
Song:  Hellhound on my trail
Composer:  Johnson
Album: King of the Delta Blues Singers
Label: Sony
Played at:  12.12

Artist: Hank Williams
Song:  Jambalaya
Composer:  Williams
Album: You win again
Label: Prism
Played at: 12.43

Artist: George McCrae
Song:  Rock your baby
Composer: N/A (McCrae?)
Album: 1000 Original Hits
Label: EMI
Played at:  12.58

Artist:  Grandmaster Flash
Song: The Message
Composer: Glover-Robinson
Album: Grandmaster Flash Collection
Label: Sony
Played at:  1.10

Artist: Muddy Waters
Song: Mannish Boy
Composer: Diddley-London-Waters
Album: The Chess box
Label: Chess
Played at: 1.44

Artist: Louis Armstrong
Song: St Louis Blues
Composer: Handy
Album: I wish You Were Dead...
Label: Pro Arte
Played at: 1.58

Artist: Elvis Presley
Song: Heartbreak Hotel
Composer: Axton-Durden-Presley
Album: Elvis' Golden Records
Label: RCA
Played at: 2.04

Artist: Ray Charles
Song: Hallelujia I love her so
Composer: Charles
Album: The Right Time
Label: Atlantic
Played at:2.36

Artist: Cher
Song: Believe
Composer: Barry-Gray-Higgins-Mclennan
Album: Believe
Label: WEA
Played at: 2.58

Artist:  Beach Boys
Song: Good Vibrations
Composer: Wilson-Love
Album:  Smiley Smile
Label: Capitol
Played at: 3.04

Artist: Sly and The Family Stone
Song: I wanna take you higher
Composer: Stewart
Album: Anthology
Label: Epic
Played at:  3.58