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Double Derelicts

Double Derelicts

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  • Thu 9 Oct ’14, 1:30pm
  • Thu 9 Oct ’14, 6:30pm


Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

White Face Crew and Betsy & Mana Productions present Double Derelicts

Share the joy and tomfoolery of the White Face Crew in a superbly choreographed show, involving couch leaping, shoe stealing, and good old fashioned clowning around.

Two colourful street characters go head to head in a city park. What begins as a hilarious duet turns into a charming tale when a gloomy businessman interrupts their daily routine. Will his dark clouds engulf them or can they turn his frown upside down? This is top notch physical theatre and dance from the award-winning White Face Crew. Choreographed by Justin Haiu and directed by Jarod Rawiri, Double Derelicts showcases the unique and spontaneous physical comedy the White Face Crew is famous for. Fun for all ages, and guaranteed to amuse and impress!

“the skilled cast seamlessly fuse clown and movement with a touch of poignant melodrama” - Theatreview
“…infuses every movement and expression with truth, wonder and magic. It is simply astounding to behold.” - Theatreview

White Face Crew
Drawing from the diverse performance backgrounds of core crew members Justin Haiu (Red Leap Theatre, NZ Dance Company), Tama Jarman (Red Leap Theatre) and Jarod Rawiri (Tawata Productions, Red Leap Theatre, Silo) the White Face Crew create original hybrid works with roots in physical theatre, clowning, costume, character, hip-hop and contemporary dance and improvisation. You can’t pin the White Face Crew down – expect the unexpected!

White Face Crew have been regular performers at NZ Tempo Festival of Dance. Double Derelicts is a full-length version of the 10 minute work by Justin Haiu and Tama Jarman that won the Supreme Award at the Short & Sweet Dance Festival 2012 and was performed in Tempo's Y Chromozone in 2012 and the 10th Anniversary Gala 2013. Double Derelicts is their second full-length work, their first La Vie Dans Une Marionette premiering in 2013 to critical acclaim.

The White Face Crew was conceived in 2010, born out of playing together in the down time while Justin, Jarod and Tama were working with NZ physical theatre company Red Leap Theatre. The Crew have grown to also work with other performers including Tupua Tigafua who joins Justin and Jarod to perform in Double Derelicts.

Joining the Double Derelicts Creative Team are sound designer Karnan Saba, Lighting Designer Laurie Dean, and Producer Dolina Wehipeihana.

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