New Zealand Presents

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APAM 2014

New Zealand will have its strongest ever presence at the 2014 Australia Performing Arts Market (APAM), presenting six diverse works across theatre, dance, inter-arts, physical theatre, including Māori and Pacific arts. These performances represent Aotearoa New Zealand’s distinctive, high-quality performing arts, as well as our unique cultural identity.

Read our media release about the APAM 2014 programme

Visit the APAM 2014 website

The six companies involved in APAM 2014 are listed below.

Taki Rua Productions

TheatreMichael James Manaia

Self defined as “creative rule breakers” who connect their heritage, present and future through contemporary theatre, Taki Rua focuses on New Zealand stories. “We are the call to our audiences and artists to celebrate and share stories that define and challenge the essence and perceptions of who we are as the indigenous culture of Aotearoa.”

Taki Rua Producations will present Michael James Manaia at APAM.


Contact: Esther Green, Producer/Kaitiaki,

Photo: Michael James Manaia

Jumpboard Productions 

Multi-disciplinaryCarnival of Souls

A producer of new New Zealand works including dance theatre by renowned New Zealand choreographer Douglas Wright and a new concept in live entertainment, Live Live Cinema. This orginal genre mixes live music, sound effects and actors with film to create an entirely new live soundscape, which is mesmerizing audiences around the world. Live Live Cinema has toured to Australia, New Zealand and Frankfurt with Carnival of Souls and to London with new production, Francis Ford Coppola's Dementia 13.

Jumpboard Productions will present Live Live Cinema: Dementia 13 at APAM


Contact: Phil Evans, Director,

Photo: Carnival of Souls

Kila Kokonut Krew

TheatreThe Factory

New Zealand’s leading professional Pacific theatre company. Its latest major success, The Factory – A Pacific Musical, has generated international interest. Kila Kokonut Krew is an advocate for emerging and established Pacific performing artists.

Kila Kokonut Krew will present The Factory at APAM


Contact: William McKegg, Senior Producer,

Photo: The Factory

Show Pony / Rifleman Productions

DanceCarnival of Souls

Show Pony is a creative production house that promotes and produces some of New Zealand’s finest independent theatre and dance works. The company collaborates with several leading performing artists on creative development and presentation; including Malia Johnston (recipient of Creative New Zealand's choreographic scholarship prize in 2013) and her company Rifleman Productions - who have a reputation for producing sophisticated new dance theatre work.

Show Pony and Rifleman Productions will present Terrain at APAM


Contact: Adrianne Roberts, Producer,

Photo: Image courtesy of Rifleman Productions

Red Leap Theatre

TheatrePhoto: The Arrival by John McDermott

A leading image and movement based theatre company under the artistic direction of Kate Parker and Julie Nolan. The company creates original devised physical theatre work and delivers education and community engagement programmes in New Zealand and abroad. The company’s work is generally suitable for all ages and is described as “restlessly creative… endlessly inventive”.

Red Leap Theatre will present Sea at APAM


Contact: Helaina Keeley, General Manager,

Photo: SEA (image courtesy of Votre Arme)

Winning Productions

Multi-disciplinaryCarnival of Souls

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Winning Productions creates original theatre as well as site-specific productions for unconventional theatre spaces, art galleries, museums, shop fronts and public spaces. The work is highly visual and integrates video technology, conceptual design and imaginative drama.

Winning Productions will present SOUNDIG at APAM


Contact: Stephen Bain, Director,

Photo: Soundig (image courtesy of Winning Productions)