Ac­tion packed at Edi­ble Fash­ions

Havelock North Village Press - - News -

An ac­tion-packed night is promised at this year’s Hast­ings Pak ‘n’ Save Edi­ble Fash­ion Awards with Auck­land-based cir­cus theatre com­pany The Dust Palace an­nounced as en­ter­tain­ment.

Com­bin­ing amaz­ing agility and strength with stun­ning chore­og­ra­phy, The Dust Palace will present three per­for­mances at the Evening Ex­trav­a­ganza on Satur­day, June 11 at Show­grounds Hawke’s Bay.

Event man­ager Odette Bowyer said se­cur­ing the group as en­ter­tain­ment was a huge coup.

“The Dust Palace are the per­fect ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the fan­tas­ti­cal cre­ations which will be mod­elled on the stage— it’s go­ing to be an in­cred­i­ble night,” she said.

Co-di­rec­tor of The Dust Palace, Eve Gor­don, said the troupe was de­lighted to be sup­port­ing the Hast­ings Pak ‘n’ Save Edi­ble Fash­ion Awards. “We think it’s mas­sively im­por­tant to al­ways sup­port the com­mu­nity around us . . . none of us have any money to give to char­ity so this is what we can give— our art, our skills and our en­ter­tain­ment.”

The com­pany also sees the awards as align­ing well with their own phi­los­o­phy of giv­ing a hand up to tal­ented in­di­vid­u­als.

“We love these com­mu­nity shows where ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to give it a go. It’s the ethoswe be­gan our Auck­land­based cir­cus school and schol­ar­ship pro­gramme with,” Ms Gor­don said.

The Dust Palace formed a spe­cial affin­ity with Hawke’s Bay when their first pro­fes­sional theatre show was staged at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House in 2010. While they have re­turned to per­form in the Bay on sev­eral oc­ca­sions, their last per­for­mance was four years ago.

Ms Bowyer said the on­go­ing sup­port for the awards from the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, as well as busi­ness and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions, proves the en­dur­ing pop­u­lar­ity of the event.

“The high level of sup­port we re­ceive year af­ter year is tes­ta­ment to what a great event this is for Hawke’s Bay,” she said.

At the heart of the Hast­ings Pak ‘n’ Save Edi­ble Fash­ion awards is lo­cal spon­sor­ship which this year has en­abled the or­gan­is­ers to waive the en­try fee. Many of the spon­sors have had a long as­so­ci­a­tion with the awards, in­clud­ing spon­sor Hast­ings Pak ‘n’ Save which sup­ported the event since its in­cep­tion. The awards are now into their 11th year.

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