Greytown Arts Festival

By Steffen Kreft

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Greytown Arts Festival

Project 2012-07-10 01:25:26 +1200

The 8th Greytown Arts Festival is held on Labour Weekend, 18 -22 October 2012, and we need some help to make sure we can roll out all we’ve planned. We have seed money from our previous festivals and we have already received some community funding, but we still need to pay for essential materials, performers and a contribution for some of the hard working people involved.

This Festival, we have asked musicians, artists, poets, dancers and even cooks: “if you could produce only one final work of art, what would it look, sound, feel or taste like?”

Already the response from artists and the community has been fantastic. Some of the highlights of the Festival will be:

• The Kitchen at the End of the World, created by Steffen Kreft and writer William Connor, has its premier at the Greytown Festival. The puppet play tells the story of a cynical poet and a love-sick musician trying to compose the last original song, enacted by a cast of marionettes and puppets made by Steffen, and by schools and community groups in advance of the Festival.



• A night out with a range of popular bands and a DJ to get you moving on the dance floor.

• Visual artists from the Wairarapa, New Zealand and Europe, including renowned filmmaker and artist Vincent Ward, respond to the theme in an exhibition curated by well-known local painter Jane Kellahan.

• After 15 years of bellydancing, Joy Evans performs her dramatic swan song, dancing up a storm with friends at a ‘Bellydance Flashmob’ in the town centre, and a Bellydance Bazaar.

• New Greytowner Steve Carlin entertains with his charming Frank Sinatra show that fittingly includes a rendition of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ The Last Dance.

• Tape-Art on a monolithic Greytown façade by dynamic Wellington duo Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby.



• A community Treasure Hunt for the whole family.

• A classical chamber music concert featuring only the last works of famous composers.

• Sylvie’s Last, an original new work by Tangle Community Dance Company, follows Sylvie Tanner’s last night on earth, and the audience will follow Sylvie from her hospital bed in a local hall to a dream sequence in Stella Bull Park.

• A community Fair with Clydesdale horse and cart rides, local produce, stalls, a petting zoo and live music.



• An opportunity for the community to create art on a large-scale collaborative quilt project.



For more information visit our website on www.greytownartsfestival.co.nz
and like us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreytownArtsFestival

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Marionette Play - first episode Doco series

05/10/2012 at 2:47 AM

The Learning Connexion is documenting the making of the marionette play "The Kitchen at the End of the World" which has its premiere at the Greytown Arts Festival. This is the first episode of their doco series. You can see some of the play's puppets (unfinished). These puppets' heads are from the same mould as the hand puppets pledgers get for their generous donation of $3000. And the marionettes you would get personally made for your $5000 donation would have the same beautiful style.

Gig on Saturday 20 October

14/08/2012 at 5:46 AM

We are thrilled to announce that The Yoots are going to play on Saturday 20 October at the Greytown Arts Festival. Listen to their awesome performance of Nga Iwi E

Article in the Wairarapa Times Age

14/08/2012 at 6:05 AM

Check out this article about our Pledgeme Project:
http://www.times-age.co.nz/news/festival-donor-offered-immortality-as-a-puppet/1501949/

    Pledgers 15

    Steve Carlin
    2012-10-02 23:12:59 +1300
    Peter Kötter
    2012-09-25 02:58:35 +1200
    Margot Kreft-Koetter
    2012-09-23 03:57:11 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-09-23 03:54:06 +1200
    wibke
    2012-09-13 16:22:30 +1200
    kolodziejczyk, jutta
    2012-09-09 20:19:49 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-08-21 11:45:59 +1200
    Conscious Consumers
    2012-08-14 14:07:46 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-08-14 13:13:03 +1200
    Toby Donald
    2012-08-10 21:09:06 +1200
    Philipp Fürnkäs
    2012-08-10 21:05:27 +1200
    Arnaud Rouanet
    2012-08-10 11:06:18 +1200
    Elizabeth
    2012-08-10 10:14:48 +1200
    Emma McCleary
    2012-08-09 16:08:12 +1200
    Heidi Holbrook
    2012-08-09 09:52:55 +1200

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    Greytown Arts Festival

    Project 2012-07-10 01:25:26 +1200

    The 8th Greytown Arts Festival is held on Labour Weekend, 18 -22 October 2012, and we need some help to make sure we can roll out all we’ve planned. We have seed money from our previous festivals and we have already received some community funding, but we still need to pay for essential materials, performers and a contribution for some of the hard working people involved.

    This Festival, we have asked musicians, artists, poets, dancers and even cooks: “if you could produce only one final work of art, what would it look, sound, feel or taste like?”

    Already the response from artists and the community has been fantastic. Some of the highlights of the Festival will be:

    • The Kitchen at the End of the World, created by Steffen Kreft and writer William Connor, has its premier at the Greytown Festival. The puppet play tells the story of a cynical poet and a love-sick musician trying to compose the last original song, enacted by a cast of marionettes and puppets made by Steffen, and by schools and community groups in advance of the Festival.



    • A night out with a range of popular bands and a DJ to get you moving on the dance floor.

    • Visual artists from the Wairarapa, New Zealand and Europe, including renowned filmmaker and artist Vincent Ward, respond to the theme in an exhibition curated by well-known local painter Jane Kellahan.

    • After 15 years of bellydancing, Joy Evans performs her dramatic swan song, dancing up a storm with friends at a ‘Bellydance Flashmob’ in the town centre, and a Bellydance Bazaar.

    • New Greytowner Steve Carlin entertains with his charming Frank Sinatra show that fittingly includes a rendition of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ The Last Dance.

    • Tape-Art on a monolithic Greytown façade by dynamic Wellington duo Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby.



    • A community Treasure Hunt for the whole family.

    • A classical chamber music concert featuring only the last works of famous composers.

    • Sylvie’s Last, an original new work by Tangle Community Dance Company, follows Sylvie Tanner’s last night on earth, and the audience will follow Sylvie from her hospital bed in a local hall to a dream sequence in Stella Bull Park.

    • A community Fair with Clydesdale horse and cart rides, local produce, stalls, a petting zoo and live music.



    • An opportunity for the community to create art on a large-scale collaborative quilt project.



    For more information visit our website on www.greytownartsfestival.co.nz
    and like us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreytownArtsFestival

    Comments

    Marionette Play - first episode Doco series

    05/10/2012 at 2:47 AM

    The Learning Connexion is documenting the making of the marionette play "The Kitchen at the End of the World" which has its premiere at the Greytown Arts Festival. This is the first episode of their doco series. You can see some of the play's puppets (unfinished). These puppets' heads are from the same mould as the hand puppets pledgers get for their generous donation of $3000. And the marionettes you would get personally made for your $5000 donation would have the same beautiful style.

    Gig on Saturday 20 October

    14/08/2012 at 5:46 AM

    We are thrilled to announce that The Yoots are going to play on Saturday 20 October at the Greytown Arts Festival. Listen to their awesome performance of Nga Iwi E

    Article in the Wairarapa Times Age

    14/08/2012 at 6:05 AM

    Check out this article about our Pledgeme Project:
    http://www.times-age.co.nz/news/festival-donor-offered-immortality-as-a-puppet/1501949/

      Steve Carlin
      2012-10-02 23:12:59 +1300
      Peter Kötter
      2012-09-25 02:58:35 +1200
      Margot Kreft-Koetter
      2012-09-23 03:57:11 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-09-23 03:54:06 +1200
      wibke
      2012-09-13 16:22:30 +1200
      kolodziejczyk, jutta
      2012-09-09 20:19:49 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-08-21 11:45:59 +1200
      Conscious Consumers
      2012-08-14 14:07:46 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-08-14 13:13:03 +1200
      Toby Donald
      2012-08-10 21:09:06 +1200
      Philipp Fürnkäs
      2012-08-10 21:05:27 +1200
      Arnaud Rouanet
      2012-08-10 11:06:18 +1200
      Elizabeth
      2012-08-10 10:14:48 +1200
      Emma McCleary
      2012-08-09 16:08:12 +1200
      Heidi Holbrook
      2012-08-09 09:52:55 +1200

      Followers of Greytown Arts Festival

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 02/10/2012 at 11:12 PM.