Feature Performers Announced for 2024 World of WearableArt (WOW) Show: Dream Awake

A brave and thoughtful dreamer and mysterious dream maker will guide audiences on a breathtaking journey to a world between worlds in the 2024 WOW Show: DREAM AWAKE, with multi-talented performers Sharn Te Pou and Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant in headline roles.

They will take the stage with another exciting line-up of feature musicians and aerial artists who will bring this year’s WOW Show to life alongside a wider performance cast of around 100.

Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant is a Taiwan-born Aotearoa New Zealand-based artist. Multi-dimensional in her aesthetic and performance, Nikita is likely best known for fronting psychedelic-pop trio KITA, however her talents extend to theatre and film as an actor, writer, director and composer.

Sharn Te Pou is a composer, singer, dancer, model, and stunt person who has been involved in WOW since 2005, as a model and performer. He had a major role in WOW alongside Estère in 2022, but this is Sharn’s first headline role on the WOW stage.

“The WOW creative team are thrilled to be working with such multi-faceted, mesmerising artists for this year’s original production,” says WOW Executive Creative Director Brian Burke.

“Sharn and Nikita both bring unique and powerful talent that will be woven into an awe-inspiring world by Show Director Malia Johnston and her team. We promise a WOW like never before.”

The other 2024 WOW Show feature performers include Tabitha Dombroski, a New Zealand School of Dance and Germany’s John Cranko Schule-trained ballet dancer who performs all over the world, and Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto), who is internationally renowned for physically integrated dance – a form of dance which celebrates people with different abilities, which he infuses with his own unique style.

The WOW Show: DREAM AWAKE will also integrate live music in new ways, with multi-instrumentalist Dave Khan and Manchester-based Kiwi violinist Shimna Higgins also taking to the stage.

“Combined with a bold new stage design and the best of performance technology, the WOW Show: DREAM AWAKE will further push live spectacle boundaries while uplifting the very best talent New Zealand has to offer,” Burke says.

Tickets are on sale now at www.worldofwearableart.com

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