March 17, 2020
Rangatahi in Babble on modern life
South Auckland rangatahi are being given a chance to make a noise – even if many of them would prefer silence.
Twenty performers from Ormiston, McAuley, De La Salle, Rosehill and Tangaroa colleges will take the stage at the Māngere Arts Centre over the next week to share some of their experiences of technology, social media and information overload.
Scotty Cotter from Massive Company says he and co-director Carla Martell have drawn on their young performers’ own experience of modern life.
"The main topic that came up was the constant noise they're surrounded by so it's good to see that, not only someone who's older than them is noticing that as well, but they notice that by themselves. So they're really trying to find their own stillness and their own peace which is something I find hopeful for the generation to come, that they hopefully do find that," he says.
Babble opens tomorrow at the Māngere Arts Centre and runs until March 28.
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