Thursday, August 11, 2011

Game on!

August has arrived and Artspace faces its moment of truth. Will Creative New Zealand continue to fund it? An announcement has been promised for next month.

Yes, this is Masterchef CNZ style. Remember the cliffhanger at the end of the last series in December 2010? Artspace and some others were still in the game but the judges weren't happy. They called for a challenge (more info to be served up), asked the competitors to leave the room and went into a huddle.

Now they've had since May to make the big call. Who will leave the game and who will go on. The Artspace contestants are confident their presentation skills will win the day - they've even hired a new chef - but then their competitors probably feel safe too.

Left in the game are Arts Access Aotearoa, Artspace, Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Circa Theatre, Downstage Theatre, Footnote Dance, Fortune Theatre, Southern Sinfonia and Vector Wellington Orchestra.

The clock is ticking, the judges are just about to come back with their decision. Who's going to make it into the next round?