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Auckland Arts Festival Is Returning In March 2021, And The Schedule Is Out Now

By Jack Saddler December 4, 2020

This is going to be a fun few weeks.

Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) is one of the best parts of the year, so we’re glad to say it’s back for a March 2021 edition. [Featured Image: ‘Amui ‘i Mu’a – Ancient Futures, Dagmar Dyck Mark…Community].

Taking place from March 4-21, the Auckland Arts Festival showcases inspiring work that “champions change-making, the environment, ambitious ideas, powerful voices and inspirational experiences that open our eyes, our hearts and our minds”.

Image: Legacy Vogue Ball, Auckland Arts Festival

It is the programmes 13th edition in its current guise. Visitors will have the chance to absorb many wonderful art forms across nearly three weeks. These include live music, dance, theatre, comedy, visual and digital art, community projects and, of course, countless installations and exhibitions.

Ticketed and free events and projects make up the festival. And, you can now look at the entire schedule for the festival, over at their website.

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There are plenty of stunning events announced, too. Taonga Moana – A Love Letter To The Oceans is among the big hitters. it features Aotearoa’s national choir, Voice New Zealand, with a musical and visual tribute to the “beauty and vulnerability of our oceans”.

Be sure not to miss “Shoulder To Shoulder”. It celebrates International Woman’s Day with many inspiring performances and words, including work from Pulitzer prize winner Julia Moore and a world premiere for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly

After 2020’s edition saw multiple cancellations due to Covid-19, it’s wonderful to see the full event scheduled once more for 2021.

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