2020 ARTISTS

We are proud to present this year's artists for The Performance Arcade 2020. We have an array of performances to bring to you from drag to marathon runners and award-winning international artists from all over the globe. Find them in the hidden Speakeasy or out in the Wellington harbour. Come and explore all the wonderments our artists have to offer you.

Everybody Cool Lives Here

Taupou

New Zealand

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Everybody Cool Lives Here

Everybody Cool Lives Here produces art that reflects and celebrates Aotearoa’s unique and diverse identity. They connect artists and groups and empower them to create dialogue within the wider community to bring the marginalised to the middle and support those at the fringes to drive the conversation. Active since 2012, this group of artists has produced award-winning theatre, event designs, and workshops. Highlights include the award-winning 'Wake Up Tomorrow' (2014) at Circa Theatre, and 'Big J Stylez' (2018) for a national tour of NZ.

Taupou

Within Samoan culture, the 'taupou' is the ceremonial hostess selected by the village chief to elevate the formal reception of visitors to a village or place. This piece investigates the symbolism and beauty standards that these roles portray by inviting Lusi Faiva to play this role at the opening of The Performance Arcade 2019..

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