Posts Tagged ‘Alexa Wilson’

Show Pony

November 2, 2012 |  by  |  Direction & Collaboration, Performance  |  Share

New Performance Festival in collaboration with The Edge presents…


By Nisha Madhan and Alexa Wilson

24/25th February, 6.30pm
Lower NZI 3, Aotea Centre
Show Pony conceptually is a satirical look at the world of Talk show television, celebrity ‘cult’ culture, and public therapy through the lens of avant-guarde performance and how these worlds collide. It is a self-referential play on our own public roles within performance in NZ- Nisha Madhan as former Shortland Street favourite ‘Shanti’ and Alexa Wilson as a multi award-winning experimental choreographer.The audience are treated to a live talk show where the roles of talk show host and guest, client and therapist are continuously swapping. The show reveals and subverts the artiface of performance, celebrity, real life, public persona, public therapy and high art. It references a culture of mediated narcissicism in which fame, social popularity and winning are revered above all else.

Consciously playing the line of real life experience and contrived public persona we take a light hearted approach using self-effacing egotism to open up a world of institutionalised media deception.

“The way Alexa Wilson sees it, the outer edges of her art form are there to be stepped over… or subverted…” The Listener

Comissioned by The Edge for the New Performance Festival 2012.
COLLABORATORS & PERFORMERS: Nisha Madhan & Alexa Wilson
Review by Nik Smythe for Theatreview
Review by Christina Houghton for Theatreview
New Performance Festival Website

Fred Talks

November 2, 2012 |  by  |  Future Hotel, Production, Public Performances  |  Share

FRED TALKS is a weekly series of local artist talks  hosted by Nisha Madhan.  Guest speakers are invited to talk to an audience for one hour on a subject of their choosing, followed by a light supper. FRED TLAKS was inspired by NIGHTSCHOOL a similar programme run by the Frederick Street Sound and Light Exploration Scoiety.

FRED TALKERS: John Radford, Chris O’Connor, Cat Ruka & Alexa Wilson.

SPECIAL BONUS FRED TALKER: Janet McAllister on Death and Dying in Picture Books.