Connecting Worlds with Words
In a disconnected world, spoken word has the power to reach out, touch hearts and give purpose. The physical and social distancing of the last two years has meant that our deeply human need to continue to connect meaningfully with others has forced us online – and made us innovate.
Connecting Worlds with Words was a new grassroots-led spoken word event and collaboration between three major urban public spaces: Fed Square in Melbourne, Bunjil Place in Casey and Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre in Auckland.
Through embracing new technologies, the three-venue live virtual-physical hybrid event activated public urban spaces and celebrated the power of spoken word and story to connect communities across time and space.
Featuring spoken word artists from New Zealand and Australia, each venue featured live spoken word performances while connecting via livestream to the other venues and broadcasting across the ditch.
To celebrate the theme of the event (connection), a special video performance was commissioned by Auckland Live, Bunjil Place and Fed Square. The video, produced by Evolve Media, premiered at the event and featured six of the artists who were performing live on the night.
This first-of-its-kind event was presented by Fed Square, Bunjil Place and Auckland Live in partnership with spoken word collectives Littlefoot and Co, Melbourne Spoken Word and Action Education, and took place on Saturday 19th February 2022.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video of how this truly special event came together!
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