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World at her feet

The Status of Being

Exploring human freedom and choice in the space of one contemporary dance to be staged in Wellington this week is ambitious, but that's the point, Berlin-based choreographer Alexa Wilson tells Diana Dekker.

Hot for the hits

In their 70s heyday, Hot Chocolate amassed 25 British Top 40 singles. Forty years on, the group play Wellington.

The physics of love

physics play For those who don't get quantum physics, a play about Isaac Newton doesn't sound appealing.

Maxwell's smart about music

Warren Maxwell Warren Maxwell is the creative and business force behind the Huia Festival in Masterton this Labour Weekend.

Tawa girl steals the royal show

Flashback queen Ginette McDonald Lynn of Tawa VIDEO: A young entertainer makes an outlandish offer that tempts the Duke of Edinburgh.

An intimate Kiwi epic

broken hallelujah Inspired by Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah, Broken Hallelujah might not be perfect but it's further proof of NZ cinemas' annus mirabilis.

Roman in the groaning

An over-caffeinated score and too many WTF moments ruin what genuine scares Annabelle manages to conjure up.

Long gone girls

Review: Get on Up

Hidden agendas and half-truths abound

What Remains For anyone still missing Broadchurch, new Saturday drama What Remains is more than adequate solace.

Inspector Morse gave clues to guests' greatness

Everyone has their safe haven television shows, which bring comfort and joy to a jaded evening's viewing...

Kitchen dramas fail to stir

Tim Balme's killer concept

Sparkling lines save Downton

The creator of Downton Abbey sure knows how to save a popular, long-running soap from jumping the shark.

Just turning up doesn't cut it

Sugar Man Rondriguez's was stronger than last year's for many reasons, but it's sad to see he's not delivering a $100-value show.

Sugar Man proves bittersweet

Previously obscure, Sugar Man singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez has had a mixed couple of years.

Super strings

Trumpet concerto a standout

Science friction

A new play shows the lighter side of science with comic clashes between a young Isaac Newton and his nemesis.

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