Living in poverty and under the rule of the patriarchy, the people of Strasbourg revolted one summer against oppression by taking to the streets. No ordinary protest, their uprising was a fever of dance on a scale never seen before – nor again – that lasted for months.
as collective madness in painting and folklore, this pulsating
dance-theatre work interprets events from the inside out, revisioning
them not as an illness but catharsis.
Featuring the legendary Michael Parmenter and a cast of stunning New Zealand dancers, Strasbourg 1518 combines exhilarating original music and choreography into a frenzied tale of anarchy, physicality and the power of art as resistance.
Recommended for ages 13+
Contains nudity, loud noises and strobe lighting
$20 Wheelchair Tickets
Saturday 20 March 8.00pm
ASB Waterfront Theatre
Tickets $20* each for individual and one companion
*Subject to availability – limited number of access tickets available
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Wheelchair accessible seats are available for all performances of Strasbourg 1518, but $20 wheelchair tickets are only available for this specific performance as part of Auckland Arts Festival's Access programme. For events not in the access programme, wheelchair tickets are at usual prices and bookings should be made directly with the venue or via Ticketmaster.
Strasbourg 1518 was commissioned by the New Zealand Festival and has been supported by Creative New Zealand, Wellington City Council, Wallace Arts Trust, Wellesley Studios and the Wellington Community Trust.
“The stage seethes with raw energy. It is rare to see such exhilarating anarchy represented. The physicality of the performers and the driving sound track takes the work and the audience to a fevered teetering crescendo.”
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