20th May 2014 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poets & Musicians: Black Friars theatre company
The Black Friars are a group of Polynesian young people from Aotearoa who have a talent for and a love of the performing arts and who have a particular affinity for maintaining the pacific performing arts. We are committed to combatting negative stereotypes of Pasifika people and to empowering other Pasifika youth to be proud of who they are and where they come from.
We perform a wide range of theatre types from Shakespeare (which we ‘Poly-nize’), Greek Theatre, contemporary theatre, instrumental and vocal musical performance, musical composition, improvisation to contemporary and traditional Polynesian music and dance. We also work in Pasifika education, encouraging the growth and development of young Pasifika stories in the curriculum, and alongside teachers in cultivating culturally responsive pedagogy.