New Zealand shows its cultural wares at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014

Published: 13 May 2014
Reporter: Vera Liber

Black Grace Credit: Duncan Cole

Appearing mainly at the Assembly Halls and Summerhall the NZ at Edinburgh 2014 season will feature at seven of the Edinburgh Festivals: the International Festival; the Festival Fringe; the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo; the Art Festival; the International Book Festival; the Jazz and Blues Festival; and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

More than 200 New Zealand artists will be coming over to Edinburgh this August, the largest group of leading New Zealand actors, dancers, musicians, writers, Maori performing artists, spoken word and visual artists to have ever performed together outside New Zealand.

The companies taking part will include Auckland Theatre Company; Pasifika theatre group Kila Kokonut Krew; Te Matatini’s national kapa haka champions; dance company Black Grace; Royale productions with their Zombie inspired site-specific show The Generation Of Z; and Cuba Creative with a production exploring the complex emotional bonds of New Zealand’s wartime history and the connections Māori shared with the Italians.

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