PechaKucha Presentation

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Alice Canton

Performer| Theatre-Artist in Auckland

How To Make a Show


Actor, director and theatre-maker Alice Canton shares with us quick handy tips on how to make a show. From rookies to veteran theatre creators, these pointers are insightful and probably applicable to the show you create everyday called life!

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Why I Make What I Make

@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2014

Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke gives us a glimpse into influences and experiences that have shaped who he is and what he does. He works with theater, and he goes in depth on how his life lead to his choice.

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The Restoration of Heritage at the Arts Centre of Christchurch

@ VOL 23 ON MAY 04, 2015

The Arts Centre in Christchurch is a neo-gothic campus, once hosting the local university, converted into a space for local artists to practise and showcase. Severely damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes, it is now going through an extensive restoration. Arts Centre CEO Andre Lovatt gives people an insight into the restoration of the Arts Centre, to explain what it is that they have been doing since the earthquakes, show the process visually and give an indication on the progress that is being made. Showing the love, care and attention that so many people are giving to their restoration work and how, when it is all done, the Arts Centre, and the Christchurch wider community, will be so much better for it.


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Comedy in Lincoln

@ VOL 3 ON OCT 07, 2015

Liam Mitchel, graphic designer by day creative and comedian around the clock, introduces us to HOW and WHO is helping curate the local comedy scene in Lincolnshire. He gives us a taste of his humour with a laughter-filled presentation. Go LACE


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Performing, Creating and Collaborating

@ VOL 18 ON AUG 24, 2016

"The great thing about collaboration is that it is driven by structure."

In "Performing, Creating and Collaborating" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18Christopher Allery has had a 20 year creative career that has focused on the art of collaboration. This began with an art show during his second year of his Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art). Staged at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona, Chris worked with fellow friends and fellow undergrads to create an immersive installation and performance incorporating found objects, artificial light, and original music which was performed on the Majestic’s grand piano. In this presentation, Chris shares collaborative relationships that he has explored have been fruitful but also stretched him sometimes painfully, but also professionally, and creatively. 

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Activating new audiences, hearing new voices

@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

After an experimental theatre performance, Holly Chappell-Eason and Tom Eason shares their vision for Christchurch to be the innovative theatre capital of New Zealand. They are determined to support theatre practitioners, educate young creatives and challenge how much a show reflects or deals with the lives of the audience and their city. 

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The story of Silk: How passion brings people together

@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2017

Chloe Ling first started her journey in dance in the bellydance genre. Here, she was introduced to a large repertoire of props usually used in the art. After delving deeper into the history of the props, she fell in love with their stories and how they come to represent the power passion has to connect and bond people 

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How Art can Help us Communicate and Reconnect with People

@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

Jeremy Koch elaborates on how we, as a society, need to re-learn the art of communication in a world saturated with technology. 

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Creating performance entrepreneurs

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 14, 2017

Lynne Bradley has worked as a director, choreographer, performer and actor-trainer in Brisbane and abroad for the past 30 years. In 1992 she founded Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre with Simon Woods, and spent two decades building Zen Zen Zo into an internationally renowned performance and training centre. Lynne is passionate about physical theatre, cross-cultural arts collaboration, innovation, sustainability, and mentoring - which is why she took on her current role running the new Master of Professional Practice (Performing Arts) at USC. 

Her goal during the course of the one-year program is to assist emerging and mid-career artists to become more sustainable, using the model of the “Creative Entrepreneur”.

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How to Make a Paper Frog

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 01, 2018

Using none of the wisdom learned over ten years in the design industry, Ben Clark will teach you how to make a jumping paper frog in 20 ribbeting slides.