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Ōtautahi Tiny Performance Festival 2021

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45 artists. 21 shows. 2 days of unmissable performance

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27 - 28 November 2021
Ron Ball Studio, Christchurch Town Hall

Tiny Fest is back! 45 performance makers converge on Ōtautahi for an unmissable weekend of diverse, thought-provoking performance art, dance, poetry, music, and theatre.

Entering the Town Hall from the banks of Ōtakaro, the festival faces the river, acknowledging the historical importance of Ōtakaro, Market Square, and the river as a place that flows and carries ideas and histories of exchange, meeting, and play.

Get up close and personal with some of Aotearoa’s most exciting voices as they take risks, push boundaries and break new ground. If you love performance and crave real, raw, radical exchange that sparks your imagination, Tiny Fest is for you.


  • Friday 26 November
    Private event at Little Andromeda
    7pm Keynote speaker Pelenakeke Brown available via livestream FOC
  • Saturday 27 November, Ron Ball Studio
    10am Gay Death Stock Take by Nathan Joe
    11.30am Solo for a Body by Alice Weber
    1pm Intersectional Performance in Aotearoa, Panel discussion with Juanita Hepi and guests
    2.30pm Two Crones and a Desert by Robyn Jordaan
    4pm Wild Fabrics by Antonia Barnett-McIntosh
    5.30pm notes on migration by Hester Ullyart ft. Admiral Drowsy
    7pm Whare by Toi Aamai
    8.30pm Extanz Volume I: An Epic on Power by Katrina Bastian
    10.00pm - 12am Bands: Violet French duo and Bin Day
  • Saturday 27 November, Ōtākaro/Avon River
    10am-4pm *FVEY by Sara Cowdell: Live streamed in the Tiny Fest Festival Lounge, Victoria Room, Town Hall
  • Saturday 27 November
    Way.pnt artists
  • Sunday 28 November, Ron Ball Studio
    10am This Piece Won’t Change the World by Benedikte and Matthew Onarheim-Smith, with Martyn Roberts
    11.30am MIA - Mothers in Arts open discussion with Julia Harvie
    1pm Jim’s Room by Mahi Mahi
    2.30pm First Buzzard at the Body by Elliot Vaughan
    4pm Back to Square One? by Anders Falstie-Jensen ft. Salesi Le'ota
    5.30pm Cream Puff and E-Kare present: in the pit of eternal potential by E-Kare and Cream Puff
    7pm I am not your Dusky Maiden by Juanita Hepi and Byllie-Jean Zeta
    8.30pm Present-ing by Josie Archer, Kosta Bogoievski, and Steven Park
  • Saturday 27 November, Tiny Fest Festival Lounge, Victoria Room, Town Hall
    from 10am
    Neon by Natalie Kittow [digital]
    FVEY: UPSTREAM DATA COLLECTIVE [digital and Otakaro River] by Sara Cowdell


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