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Auckland Live Pick & Mix

19 Aug 2017 - 10 Sep 2017


Saturday 19 August 2017, 10.30am - Sunday 10 September 2017, 12.00pm


Auckland Live Pick & Mix presents free performances and workshops as part of the Auckland Live Kids Play programme.

This popular series of free and family-friendly arts experiences is created for the young and the young at heart, showcasing the funniest, bendiest and most artistically excellent entertainers for families.

Bring the whole family this winter and see some of the brightest stars of New Zealand’s arts and entertainment world.

All 29 performances give audiences the opportunity to select artistic experiences from New Zealand’s top talent depending on what takes your fancy - from circus through to puppetry, performance art to opera.

Each 45-minute ‘taster’ performance is followed by a 45-minute interactive workshop.

Joining the fun is easy – there is no allocated seating and you can come and go as you please. Your winter arts adventure awaits.

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s ACE Brass Ensemble – Brass and Percussion

Sat 19 Aug, 10.30am – Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, CBD

Sun 20 Aug, 10.30am – Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

A fun, interactive look at brass and percussion instruments, exploring how they work and how to play them.

Workshop: Take an up-close look at trumpets, trombones, French horns and more instruments, to find out how they produce sound and how they’ve changed over time.

Goldilocks and the Three Little Puaka – Pasifica Fairytales

Sat 26 Aug, 10.30am –Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, CBD

Sat 26 Aug, 3pm – Māngere Arts Centre

Sun 27 Aug, 10.30am – Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

Black Friars take on traditional fairy tales with a twist, including Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and other favourites!

Workshop: These theatre-makers will help your little one improvise, create and perform their own fairytales.

Freshmans Dance Crew – Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance

Sat 2 Sep, 10.30am – Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, CBD

Sat 2 Sep, 3pm – Māngere Arts Centre

Sun 3 Sep, 10.30am – Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

Dancers and choreographers from different worlds collide, in a vibrant mash-up of hip hop and contemporary dance like you’ve never seen before.

Workshop: Get up and move your feet! All ages and talent levels welcome to step to the beat from these champions of dance.

Trash Puppets – Arts and Craft

Sat 9 Sep, 10.30am – Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, CBD

Sat 9 Sep, 3pm – Māngere Arts Centre

Sun 10 Sep, 10.30am – Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

Our hero ventures through a landfill and fights trash monsters with his friends. Plus, make your own Trash Puppet!

Workshop: Unlock your creativity to create your own unique Trash Puppet using BYO 100% recycled and re-used materials.