An unmissable line-up of international and local performers will hit the streets over Auckland Anniversary Weekend!
Over four days, the festival will showcase an unmissable and impressive line-up of the very best of international street theatre on Auckland’s city centre streets. Performances start from 12PM daily across 4 pitches, with special Night Shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at Market Square, Viaduct Harbour from 7.30PM, with a non-stop rollercoaster of entertainment and hilarity of all the festival acts in one show.
The 9 spectacular street performers from around the world taking to the streets to wow audiences, are:
Chinnen (Japan) – A mix of juggling, dangerous rola bola balancing and fire, Chinnen uses a mixture of Japanese and Western styles to showcase his amazing skills.
The Secret Circus (USA) – Her Majesty’s Secret Circus from duo Brent and Maya McCoy is a spy comedy show, complete with highly unique plunger archery, and ridiculous action stunts.
Burns the Dragon (Canada) – Vancouver’s Josh Burns is part man, part dragon, and all wonder. Sharing his love for sideshow and stunt performance, this fire-breathing dragon will show you his treasure chest of tricks.
Anna Krazy (Australia) – A contemporary street show that involves acrobatics, dance, contortion, visual theatre elements and power of word. It involves the audience in a unique way, captures their attention and leaves them wondering where all the time suddenly went.
The Charming Jay (South Korea) – Blending classical stage magic with supreme elegance, pizazz and true showmanship, Charming Jay is a gentle magician with exceptional skills.
Davide Fontana (Italy) – All the way from Italy, David Fontana presents a vaguely creepy visual comedy show like no other with mime, improv and plenty of audience involvement.
Bboy illwill (USA) – A mixture of dance, comedy, and acrobatics all wrapped up in a one man show. Much more than just a break-dancer, Will has been making people laugh, entertaining, and inspiring the next generation for 17 years.
Satya Hoops (Australia) – A master of manipulation, Satya brings her high-skilled, non-stop energetic, interactive hula-hooping show which has wowed audiences in over 42 countries from Beirut to Goa.
AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL BUSKERS FESTIVAL 2023 LOCATIONS:
Te Komititanga – Lower Queen Street,
Te Wānanga – Princes Wharf,
Eastern Viaduct – Viaduct Harbour,
Karanga Plaza – Wynyard Quarter
Night Shows at Market Square, Viaduct Harbour
Remember, street performers make their living on your generosity. If you enjoy a show and can afford it, please put a donation in the hat. Loose change is nice but to really make a difference, paper money would be much appreciated.