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The 4th Auckland Triennial: feat. Talanoa

Posted in Events with tags , on March 9, 2010 by secretnaomi

Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI
Ruapotaka Marae Kapa Haka Group
Haere Mai Japanese Taiko Drummers
Shigeyuki Kihara
Commissioned for The 4th Auckland Triennial. Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Performance dates:
Thursday 11 March 2010, 7.30pm – Held at the official launch party of The 4th Auckland Triennial | By invitation only
Saturday 13 March 2010, 8.00pm – Artspace party for The 4th Auckland Triennial held at Maota Samoa House | Performance at 8.30pm | FREE ENTRY
Address: Maota Samoa House, 283 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland
www.aucklandtriennial.com

Multimedia installation:
13 March – 1 May 2010 – Talanoa: Walk the Talk is included in the exhibition held at Artspace as part of The 4th Auckland Triennial event | FREE ENTRY
Address: Artspace, Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland | www.artspace.org.nz

Panel discussion:
Saturday 13 March 2010, 3.00pm  – Physical Freedoms: Explorations of the Body Convenor: David Cross. Panel: Shigeyuki Kihara, Laresa Kosloff, Anna Macrae, Alex Monteith | FREE ENTRY
Address: Auckland Art Gallery, Cnr Lorne and Wellesley Streets, Auckland
www.aucklandartgallery.govt.nz

In conversation:
Saturday 27 March 2010, 3.00pm – Ema Tavola from Fresh Gallery Otara and Shigeyuki Kihara discuss issues raised in Talanoa: Walk the Talk | FREE ENTRY
Address: Artspace, Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland | www.artspace.org.nz

Sydney Festival Events

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on January 12, 2010 by shigeyukikihara

Talofa lava and Greetings,

Please find below the information and a list of events I’m involved with as part of the Sydney Festival 2010:

10 January 2010

Sydney Festival and MAU Forum presents
5th Pacific Thought Symposium – Bringing Forth the Ancestors
Seymour Centre, Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
3pm to 6pm

Speakers include Tame Iti, Lemi Ponifasio, Richard Bell, Leali’ifano Albert Refiti, Dr Katerina Teaiwa, Hufanga Okusitino Mahina, Lisa Reihana and Shigeyuki Kihara.

For more information please visit the Sydney Festival webpage.

14 January 2010

Talanoa: Walk the Talk V
Commissioned by Gallery 4a for Sydney Festival 2010
Held at Dixon St, Chinatown Sydney CBD
10am Start
FREE Public performance featuring Sydney Cook Island Dance Group, Australian Yau Kung Mun Association and Shigeyuki Kihara.

Launch of ‘Edge of Elsewhere’
Gallery 4a Asia Australia Arts Centre, 181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket
6pm to 8pm

For more information please visit the Sydney Festival webpage.

15 January 2010

Launch of ‘Edge of Elsewhere’
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cnr Camden and Appin Rd, Campbelltown
6pm to 8pm

For more information please visit the Sydney Festival webpage.

16 January 2010

Cultural Futures Forum
Part of ‘Edge of Elsewhere’
Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cnr Camden and Appin Rds, Campbelltown
2pm to 4pm
Artist talks by Richard Bell, Lisa Reihana, Arahmaiani, Khaled Sabsabi.
Followed by a round table discussion featuring Wang Jianwei, Newell Harry, Dacchi Dang, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Lisa Havilah, Aaron Seeto, Dr Thomas J Berghuis and Shigeyuki Kihara.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!

Talanoa: Walk the Talk V E-flyer

Edge of Elsewhere at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on December 19, 2009 by secretnaomi

Dear friends!

Below is the E-flyer to the upcoming launch of ‘Edge of Elsewhere’ held between Gallery 4a Asia Australia Arts Centre (opening 14 January 2010) and Campbelltown Arts Centre (opening 15 January 2010) in Sydney, as part of the visual arts program of Sydney Festival 2010!

Artists include: Brook Andrew, Arahmaiani, Richard Bell, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Dacchi Dang, Newell Harry, Lisa Reihana, Khaled Sabsabi, Wang Jianwei, Kimsooja and Shigeyuki Kihara.
 
My upcoming public performance of Talanoa: Walk the Talk V will be held in Dixon Street, China Town, Sydney CBD on the 14th Jan. 2010 – at 10am Sharp! (followed by the screening of the raw footage at the launch of the ‘Edge of Elsewhere’ at Gallery 4a Asia Australia Arts Centre in China Town).
 
Talanoa: Walk the Talk V is commissioned by Gallery 4a Asia Australia Arts Centre for Sydney Festival 2010.

Edge of Elsewhere e-card

Talanoa: Walk the Talk III & IV stills now online

Posted in News with tags , , on October 3, 2009 by secretnaomi

The photographic documentation of the Talanoa: Walk the Talk III & IV performances held in Sydney can now be viewed online, courtesy of photographer Susannah Wimberley.

Both performances were filmed and are currently in the process of editing. The final version will be presented as a moving image work, to be featured in a group exhibition at the Campbelltown Arts Centre Sydney opening on the 28th November 2009.

Shigeyuki explains Talanoa: Walk the Talk IV

Posted in News with tags , , , , on August 10, 2009 by secretnaomi

Talanoa: Walk the Talk IV is a free public performance at Redfern Community Centre, Sydney, Australia on Saturday 15 August 2009, from 12pm. Featuring: Wuruniri Music and Dance; Ingleburn RSL Club & Campbelltown Community Pipes and Drums.

During my seven-week residency hosted by the Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney I am staging the Talanoa: Walk the Talk III & IV in August 2009, at selected venues throughout Sydney. ‘Talanoa’ is a Samoan term used to describe the process of dialogue between two parties coming together in finding mutual ground through the exchange of ideas.

About Talanoa:

Samoan-born multimedia and performance artist Shigeyuki Kihara works in partnership with four performance groups with distinctive cultures and styles to come together in an intercultural dialogue – a ‘talanoa’ by staging live collaborative public performances held in locations situated throughout Sydney, Australia.

The documentation of all the ‘Talanoa’ performances (I – IV) will be presented as moving image artworks featured in an upcoming group exhibition entitled ‘What do you think about when you dance?’ – exploring the intersection between dance and contemporary art – curated by dance curator Emma Saunders, held at the Campbelltown Arts Centre opening on 28 November 2009 until January 2010.

Previous performances of Talanoa: Walk the Talk I & II were commissioned by the Auckland City Council, New Zealand and held in April 2009.

I would like to thank the members of Mukti Gupteshwar Mandir Society and the Samoa Congregational Church Minto for their performances in Talanoa: Walk the Talk III which took place at the Minto Mall in Sydney on 8 August. You could see Lord Shiva and Jesus Christ were both present side by side engaging in spirit, through a touching performance…

Talanoa: Walk the Talk III

Posted in News with tags , , , on August 8, 2009 by secretnaomi

Shigeyuki Kihara has collaborated with the Mukti Gupteshar Mandir Society and the Congregational Christian Church Samoa to present Talanoa: Walk the Talk III, a work that explores cross-cultural relationships within communities.

The latest performance is happening in Minto, Sydney on Saturday 8 August from 10.30am.

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