Footnote Dance Company – Contrast

25 October, Blyth Centre The Blyth Performing Arts Centre – a Scandi-style, ergonomic, curtainless behemoth of blonde wood panelling, concrete and metal that oozes class and resource – is the perfect setting for Footnote’s double bill. The show is the product of the company’s crowd funded field trip to the other side of the world…

The Orchid and the Crow

5 October, Blyth Performing Arts Centre Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival 2017 Storyteller, rock musician, teller of Jewish parables, gospel singer and cancer survivor… Daniel Tobias brought a slick, funny, yet serious theatre show to Iona’s Blyth Centre. And received a thoroughly deserved standing ovation at its end. The performance began informally with Tobias sauntering onto…

Vincent

4 October, Blyth Performing Arts Centre Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival 2017 The Blyth Performing Arts Centre is full tonight. A large chequered carpet, a bed, a desk and a painter’s table with standing easel, become both Vincent van Gogh’s home and studio and his brother Theo’s art dealer study. A huge screen fills the wall…

The Wholehearted

27 September 2017, Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival Where do I begin to write about a work conceptually devised through considered exploration about how our hearts matter to all we do and be? I simply wish to stay in that fragrant, determined place of feeling it all – the heart….

Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova

24 August 2017, Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North When Chamber Music New Zealand declared that Kiwi pianist Michael Houstoun and Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova would this month reprise their successful 2008 concert tour with a programme of Beethoven violin sonatas, the event was pretty much guaranteed to sell itself. Indeed Havelock North’s Blythe Performing…