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AuthorFiona Clark

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October 6, 2008

A four-year-old girl whose imaginary friend pitches up with a suitcase full of dildos and pornography and then snorts cocaine and throws rubber penises around the room? Disturbing. I like the fact that this particular show is sponsored by D.Vice (they of marketing genius and designer sex gear for adventurous folk).

September 15, 2008

Each year Footnote Dance (the company developed in part to provide professional opportunities for contemporary dancers outside of the Royal New Zealand Ballet) showcases the work of a significant choreographer. In the third annual Forte season the company chose Claire O’Neil, whose work Mtyland formed the feature work in a series of three performances.

April 7, 2008

That Andy Warhol coloured print of Marilyn Monroe, lips open in half-pout half-smile, eyes almost asleep, is probably more recognisable to us than the flags of most African countries. The truth is Monroe was a brand. She was a character constructed by one Norma Jean Monroe, who took great care in creating, maintaining and selling […]

March 17, 2008

At 16 I saw Roger Hall’s A Way of Life. It was good – about New Zealand but never parochial, expansive in its material, full of tense moments and great dialogue. Robyn Malcolm was in it. That play sold me on the brilliance of Robyn Malcolm long before Outragous Fortune made it okay to adore […]

February 28, 2005

The Corrections, By Jonathan Franzen, 2001 Farrar, Straus and Giroux