Fierce Love & Fresh Air : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Fierce Love & Fresh Air

love, rage & a hunger for change.

A poetic reckoning with collective healing and grief. Amongst fires, floods and viruses, the poet’s role is truth-telling and visioning beyond the chaos and pain of the present. Shifting between moments of softness and fast-paced rap, the show insists upon the importance of connection: loving and caring for each other and our Earth Mother.

The show is led by Dunedin poet Kyra Gillies and features some performances by other wonderful local poets. Not one to shy away from tough topics, Kyra has performed at community events such as World Suicide Prevention Day, Rape Awareness Week, (MEN)tal Health: call & response and School Strike 4 Climate.

Gender, racial and environmental justice are at the heart of the show with themes from prison abolition, decolonisation to loving and balanced relationships.

Kyra has previously produced the show Pissed Off! Passionate and Hopeful (Nominated for Best Performance Art and Best Emerging Artist, Fringe 2017) and Flowers Through the Cracks (Community Gallery 2020). The poet was also part of Ten Perspectives: A National Poetry Day Celebration at the Dunedin Public Library (2020).

Kyra is Runner Up of the Dunedin and Central Otago Slam Poetry Competition’s 2020 and came 1st in the Cromwell Slam Poetry Heat. You can find Kyra’s poetry online at AwaWahine.com and Oscen.co but really it’s better live!

Thu
25
March
07:00PM
Fri
26
March
07:00PM
Sat
27
March
07:00PM

Price

Koha

R13

Casual Admission

Duration

1hr 10min

Venue

Dog With Two Tails

25 Moray Place Dunedin 9016

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The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350