Journal

POWER

Archived Event
POWER

Past Event

Sara Cowdell
Performance
POWER
Sara Cowdell
“Sara Cowdell is the Artistic Director and Founder of Performance Art Week Aotearoa. Alongside being an independent performance artist and curator.”
Sara Cowdell

Hosted by PAWA

POWER

About Event

2019
Performance

POWER

We were told pop music is ‘not real music’, that it is trashy, unsophisticated, and definitely not cool. We think this is bullshit. It’s not our guilty pleasure, it’s just our pleasure. In defence of all that is girl pop, we are offering a tribute to UK pop sensation Little Mix. Alongside this we will share our own stories of heartbreak, frustration, and the ongoing struggles of living in this patriarchal weirdo world.

Through hip thrusts, storytelling and a soundtrack of bangers, POWER will search for a way to hold the multiple, contradictory feelings that run through our bodies: traumas from our past, hopes for our futures, and the chaos of our now.

For the love of pop and the destruction of the patriarchy.

THIS IS POWER.

It will be unapologetically honest, righteously angry and fucking fun.

Created and Directed by Sara Cowdell
Performed by Talia Carlisle, Loo Connor, Emma Maguire and Sara Cowdell
Lighting Design by Tony Black
Costume Design by Harriet Ferry
Wellington Stage Management by Anna-lise Noordover
Choreography by Joanne Hobern
Assistant Choreography by Veronica Butturini
Publicity by Julia Croft

Thanks to Carl Naus, Frances Pavletich and Simone Burton.

Performed at Basement Theatre, Auckland and Bats Theatre, Wellington.

Photography by Essi Airisniemi and Peter Jennings

Event Artists

More Events

No data was found
Archived Event
Beyond your tad...
Archived Event
Eat My Rice
Archived Event
HINEAHUONE EMBO...
Archived Event
Feather Message...
No data was found
11:00am - 5:00pm
Alexa Wilson Video Ret...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Night
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Opening Night
Beyond your tadpole st...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
6:00pm - 9:00pm
To watch something in ...
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Opening Night
Untitled
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi
Opening Night
restless manoeuvers
Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi

Tickets

Pawa runs on the contributions of our event goers and public funding. 

We believe performance art should be assible to everyone, thats why majority of our shows are open to the public, however if you have funds to spare please consider contributing.