Auckland Arts Festival 2017

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Various venues around Auckland

 Wed, March 08, 2017 - Sun, March 26, 2017

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Choose from a fabulous array of theatre, music, dance, family events, comedy, circus and more at the Auckland Arts Festival 2017.

There’s a wealth of music on offer, from L’Arpeggiata to Rufus Wainright. Aotea Square will see the return of the legendary Spiegeltent, with its mirrors, booths and ornamentation providing a unique setting for a swag of musical offerings. How about Mexrissey - Morissey and the Smiths get a Mexican makeover, in a glorious mariachi mash-up. Or catch N.Z. legends Moana Maniapoto, Warren Maxwell, Rob Ruha and Jon Toogood in Revolutions.

Experience magic outdoors: Power Plant from the U.K. and sonicsfromscratch (N.Z.) will transform the trees and bush tracks of the Domain with enchanting sound and light installations.

Check out the acrobats and cabaret queens of La Soiree, or see top circus artists from around the world in iD.

RICE, from master choreographer Lin Hwai-min of Taiwan, sees 24 dancers against a video backdrop moving in an epic celebration of the grain that sustains Asia.

Ground-breaking 3D audio and experimental theatre come together in the Encounter - taking you on an immersive trip into the Amazon.

See the Auckland Arts Festival website for the full arts festival programme and find out what other treats are in store.

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