Meander On is a dance and theatre experience in NZ Fringe
Festival, featuring all Wellington artists in a modern dance
celebration of what it means to be her.
Opium entertainment is Wellington's newest professional arts
company. Our ultimate goal is to entertain Wellington with shows
and events that delight our audiences, provide paid work for
Wellington performers, and a platform to foster collaboration
between artists from different disciplines.
Most professional entertainment opportunities in New Zealand are
currently in Auckland. We hope Opium can provide a much-needed
boost to the Wellington arts and entertainment community, and give
Wellington audiences great new options for great entertainment
In 2018 we produced our first show, Meander. Meander was a
charity show raising money for Rape Crisis Wellington, Victim
Support, and Youthline. The show was our modern dance
interpretation of the process of healing from trauma. Producing
Meander was a multi-disciplinary undertaking, with Wellington
creatives volunteering their talents to work together to create for
We were overwhelmed by the support of our communities, with
three sold-out shows. We raised $3,500 for our charity partners,
and received outstanding feedback on the show from our audiences.
Now, having proved that we can produce a great show, and attract
and delight audiences, we are back.
We have taken all that we have learnt from our first show to
create a brand new show for the Wellington Fringe Festival 2019. We
hope that, by participating in the Fringe, we can be recognised and
taken seriously in the arts, giving us the platform to continue to
create and produce more works, providing more jobs for commercial
dancers and artists in Wellington.
We are seeking the support of our communities to get Opium's new
show Meander On to the Wellington Fringe Festival 2019. We are so
grateful to all of the people who have supported our journey so
far. This is only the beginning for Opium. We hope to continue to
create works that have meaning and value for audiences, and for
ourselves as artists.