Kapi-Mana News : April 16th 2013
20 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 16, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 5287409AA at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton ANZAC WWI Air Show VINTAGE VEHICLE DISPLAY AND RIDES 1.00PM - 2.30PM GATES OPEN 12.00PM See the world's largest collection of WWI aircraft fly in our last show for the season. Originals, reproductions and replicas take to the sky - many of which are the only ones of their type flying in the world! Witness the debut of the Collection's new Sopwith Snipe! Grandstand seating; Commentary; Tess O'Hara sings Free vintage vehicle rides for the kids! Win a Tiger Moth ride! • Adults $20.00 • Youth/Child $10.00 • Family Pass $50.00 www.thevintageaviator.co.nz Ph (06) 377 7999 for more information. Saturday 27th April Air show starts 2.30pm $ SUPER ECIAL es apply FRI 19 APRIL 7:35PM Creative Fibre 5279673AA WWW.KAPIMANANEWS.CO.NZ The best thing you get for FREE! FOR 63 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN YOUR.. No.1 Tribes take lesson in reading signs Words unspoken: The dinner table conversation is animated but quiet. Paul Waggott, right and Erin Banks communicate in sign language, while Nathan Meister and Emma Kinane look on. By JIM CHIPP The exclusions of disability can cut both ways. Though the deaf may never hear the din- ner table conversation, or comprehend a pun playing with words, they enjoy a word- less humour so incomprehensible to the hearing that it isn't worth explanation. Petone actress Emma Kinane said she once flatted with a deaf woman who told her that she and her friends shared a sense of humour that Kinane would probably never understand. It was my first insight into the idea that I was excluded from her world, rather than the other way round,'' Kinane said. English playwright Nina Raine's latest work Tribes explores how the very different world of sign language and how the hearing majority often communicates more under- neath their spoken conversation. In Tribes Billy is deaf and his fam- ily have made a deliberate decision not to teach him sign language or to learn it themselves, preferring that he learned to speak and to lip-read. When he meets Sylvia she introduces him to the deaf community. I was unable to enter into her world and she saw that there was no point in getting me into this world,'' Kinane said. She plays Billy's mother. The interactions that result from the intersection of the hearing and deaf worlds becomes like a venn diagram for Billy, she said. Is it comfortable in the middle in the intersection? Or is it better to stay on the outside?'' Actor Paul Waggott, who plays Billy, learned some New Zealand sign language for the role. He had attended a deaf social club event and found some tenses impossible in signs. We were talking about Grant Robertson. I wanted to say Grant Robertson WOULD be a good leader of the Labour Party', but all I could say was Grant Robertson WILL be a good leader','' he said. There is a lot more context and the face has a lot of the sign.'' Actor Nathan Meister, who plays Billy's father, said sign language was a gift to actors because actors never know what to do with their hands''. By bringing in sign language as a means of expression, Raine's play highlighted some of the other means of expression that people used, he said. Tribes runs until May 4. To book visit www.circa.co.nz or call 801 7992. Young jazz musicians excel Winners again: Porirua's Leonardo Coghini, with bandmates Daniel MacDermaid and Tyaan Singh, who have won back-to-back awards at the National Youth Jazz competition. Three Kapiti College musicians won gold at the National Youth Jazz compe- tition in Tauranga at Easter. Leonardo Coghini, from Porirua, and Tyaan Singh and Daniel MacDermaid claimed a gold award for their perform- ance with jazz band Jazz Soup for the Soul. They were one of three bands to pick up a gold, Coghini said. The band also includes Wellington drummer Joe Coles and former Kapiti College student Sam Sneyd. They formed two months before the competition, which coincides with the Tauranga Jazz Festival. Coghini, 16, also won awards for most outstanding musician and most outstand- ing pianist for the second year in a row, and picked up most outstanding keyboardist. Singh won most outstanding saxophonist for the second consecutive year. Coghini said there were no nerves, they were just having fun''. Just being with the rest of the band members was a big break from everything.'' The band performed four pieces, by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, and the The Sound of Music classic My Favourite Things. During their five days in Tauranga, the band busked around the town centre when not competing. They also watched performances by popular jazz artists, including Nathan Haines, finalist of 2012 Jazz Album of the Year. We walked away pretty inspired. Tyaan was so inspi- red he wrote a composition on it, just from picking up ideas from him.''
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