Te Puna Toi
Te Puna Toi
Te Puna Toi is hosted by Theatre and Film Studies in order to provide a New Zealand-centred platform for performance research.
Te Puna Toi continues to be based at Theatre and Film Studies (see Physical Address below). NZ Film Archive interloans are ongoing. If you want to use this service please let us know.
Transitional City Christchurch
A research project that feeds into, and learns from, key post-earthquake transitional city projects.
The Earthquake in Chile (pictured left)
Te Puna Toi commissioned Free Theatre to produce The Earthquake in Chile. Listen to an interview about the show and experimental theatre with Kim Hill on Radio NZ National with guest collaborator Professor Richard Gough.
Performance research on the edge of the world
One outcome of the collaboration with Richard Gough is a chapter on Te Puna Toi.
Researchers, practitioners and the general public will be able to access new material from the CPR archives.
Devised Theatre Exchange
Te Puna Toi is planning a programme to encourage more national and international exchanges of performance work into and out of Christchurch.
An open access e-journal is being developed.
Te Puna Toi is usually based in the Arts Centre. Following the February 2011 earthquake, however, the Arts Centre has been closed indefinitely. Te Puna Toi will, in the meantime, be operating out of the Theatre and Film Studies Programme at the University of Canterbury. Film Archive Interloans will be available to be viewed here and can still be organised through Te Puna Toi. We are also looking to set up the popular Medianet facility here, and will let you know when it's up and running.
Te Puna Toi Performance Research Project
c/o Dept. Theatre and Film Studies
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800