THE PERFORMANCE ARCADE

Founder and Artistic Director

 

The Performance Arcade is an annual Live Art mini-festival and programme of free events located on Wellington Waterfront that attracts over 39,000 each year. Using a series of architecturally arranged shipping containers, the Arcade creates a string of spaces for installation, performance art, sonic art, audio-visual art, interactive media, culinary art and live music. 

 

www.theperformancearcade.com

The Performance Arcade 2014
Wandering Objects
ongo mei moana
The Bosch Box
Admitting the Possibilities of Error
Rinse and Repeat
Circulation #3
Solution of the Bomb Aimers Daughter
The Performance Arcade 2014
The Performance Arcade 2014
Walking Through Walls
The Performance Arcade 2014
Eureka II
Boxer
Container Walk
The Blind Sailor
Travails of the Bomb Aimers Daughter
Emoticons
Stowaway
Cargo
Big Weather
Geoping
Nag
Pigs in the Yard
he cranked the lever... it all began
The Performance Arcade 2011
Hidden City Maps
Antibodies 01
The Performance Arcade 2015
The Performance Arcade 2014
Light Parade
NZ NEW PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, NEW YORK

Artistic Director and Curator

 

A festival at the famous La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York: the lineup represented the best of New Zealand contemporary performance across a wide variety of genres, from dance to stand up comedy, physical theatre to installation.  With nine works presented over a three week period, the festival showcased award-winning and internationally respected New Zealand artists, each curious, innovative, and eager to discover the next wave of performance. 

 

lamama.org/new-zealand-performance-festival-new-york

Vertical Blue 2015
Sampling.Salting.Sounding.Part 1
Sampling.Salting.Sounding. Part 3
Sampling.Salting.Sounding.Part 3
Deep Anatomy Keynote Talk
Dean's Blue Hole
In the palm of your hand
The Drowning (video)
Cast Aways
Cast Aways
Cast Aways
Cast Aways
One Breath
Drawing
DEEP ANATOMY

Director

 

One of 13 globally dispersed events as part of the Performance Studies International (PSi) Fluid States programme. Deep Anatomy used the unique geography of The Bahamas and the Vertical Blue free-diving championship (‘the Wimbledon of Free-diving’, NY Times) as a site for provocative intersections between the local community, athletes, and performance studies academics. The programme and curation of the event examines performance and free-diving both as integrated processes: where action and intellect combine, and a ‘deep anatomy’ occurs. From 25 November to 4 December 2017 an exhibition of works produced in this symposium will open at Silo Park, Auckland.

 

theplaygroundnz.com/deep-anatomy

verticalblue.net
http://www.fluidstates.org/

The Stage Space
Alex Mann
Diwali Performance
Footnote NZ Dance
Footnote NZ Dance
Seth Frightening
The StageSpace
The StageSpace
THE STAGE SPACE

Director and Designer

The StageSpace was a performance environment where the arts of New Zealand’s Creative Capital were brought to Wellington International Airport for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. A landscape of floating white shapes and lit surfaces provided space for a programme of dance, installation, fashion, cooking, and musical performances. Like the view from an airplane window, these events offer moments of distraction for the passing public: fleeting visions that transform the everyday routines of the airport into a place of discovery and transformation. Over a month The StageSpace featured over 100 artists, 30 groups, and 45 separate events from the Wellington performing and visual arts community.

 

https://theplaygroundnz.com/the-stagespace/

SAM TRUBRIDGE CURATION 

© 2016 by Sam Trubridge.