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Dimanche
Auckland Arts Festival 2020

A family battles extreme weather and intrepid filmmakers brave the Arctic wilds in this ingenious, visually inspired portrait of humanity at the mercy of Mother Nature.

An ordinary family is about to spend their Sunday together. But the walls are shaking, strong winds and torrential rain rage outside and the storm has only just begun. Meanwhile, somewhere near the North Pole, three wildlife reporters are doing their best to document the apocalypse by filming the Earth’s last living species.

In this meticulously detailed show, physical theatre trailblazers Chaliwaté and Focus stir emotion and wonder in equal measure as performers guide intricate miniatures and lifelike puppets through richly cinematic sets to evoke a world in peril.

Developed from the award-winning Backup (Total Theatre Award for Physical & Visual Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2018), the newly-commissioned Dimanche is a gorgeous piece of theatre wizardry.

Early Bird tickets on sale until Mon 9 Dec. Subject to availability.

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Last updated: 06 November 2019