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Strasbourg 1518: touch tour and audio described performance



Sat 20 Mar 2021, 08:00 pm - 9:15pm


ASB Waterfront Theatre
138 Halsey Street
Auckland CBD


Dance, Performing Arts, Festivals, Arts Culture, Music,


Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets


Access tickets $20 each for individual and one companion

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Join the touch tour and audio described performance of Strasbourg 1518, a story of revolution through dance exploring one of history’s most fascinating mass movements – the dancing plague of 1518.

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.

Depicted 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 as catharsis.

Featuring Michael Parmenter and a cast of 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

An audio described performance with touch tour
Saturday 20 March
Touch tour:

Performance: 8.00pm

Tickets*: $20 each for individual and one companion
*Subject to availability – limited number of access tickets available
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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.


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