Aug 2011 , Project Chiyo-ni Japan Waiheke Event II
Organized to support and remember those in Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami on 11th March 2011, this event started with a quiet contemplation at Oneroa Beach, followed by a silent walk to REC Centre/High School, where a range of musical and theatrical performances took place.
Taiko Drumming by Ishida Toru, a member of the Western Springs-based Haere Mai Taiko Drummers group.
Japanese composer Tsubasa Kawamoto's electroacoustic music composition/performance called Aika (Threnody) (2011). Written especially for the Project Chiyo-ni, a large portion of the piece was devoted to expressing and evoking the soundscape of the recent Japanese earthquake tragedy—as one of the essential concepts of the project is 'to think of those in Japan'.
A performance by Waiheke Island-based thespian Warwick Broadhead, who—in a career that spanned 40 years—conceived, wrote, directed and performed sixty original shows in New Zealand and overseas.