Based in Wellington Genre Multi Discipline

Cuba Dupa

Celebrate the change of season. A transformation from the last moments of summer to the first days of winter. CubaDupa brings all walks of life in an immersive experience to ‘get on up’ during the day or ‘get on down’ in the evening.

Help us do the Cuba Dupa!

CubaDupa is roaring ahead thanks to support from the Wellington City Council, Wellington Airport, The Wellington Company, Cato Brand Partners, MediaWorks, Havana Coffee, Westpac Bank, Fronde, CQ Hotel, Wellington Community Trust, Museum Hotel, Chilli, and many more. A project of this magnitude has a lot of moving parts! We're seeking donations to allow us to commission new works as part of the festival which will be undertaken at the highest professional standards. These projects provide a snapshot of the festival - there will be many more fantastic events bringing together professional and community arts groups. We hope you will join us!

CubaDupa will transform New Zealand's coolest inner-city, Wellington's Cuba Quarter, into a magical playground of light, sound & taste. Restaurants will spill into the streets to create a culinary cacophony. People will flow through the streets and laneways, exploring the myriad of spaces filled with activity, music, dance, theatre, circus and visual installation.

See the CubaDupa introduction with artistic director, Drew James:

Cuba Dupa

cubadupa.co.nz

Cuba Dupa's Projects

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Cuba Dupa

Opera takes to the balconies and hidden byways of Cuba Street. Opera takes to the balconies and hidden byways of Cuba Street. Diva's descend from stratospheric heights, dangle from above or be encountered up close and personal in a series of operatic outbursts celebrating La Vie de Boheme that is The Street. Opera director and choreographer Sara Brodie will create short vignettes of opera staged on and off the buildings in the Cuba Street area.

100% FUNDED
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Cuba Dupa

A film/installation/dance event celebrating 100 years of dance in Cuba Street, with students from Tarrant Dance Studio. A Kaleidoscope of Colours will clothe the trees and dancers will bring a range of dance moves to the CubaDupa spaces- at night a film installation will light up the building as Tarrant Dance Studio celebrates a classical time line of 100 years of talent treading to the top of the stairs at 125 Cuba St to 'love dancing'!

100% FUNDED