With the final weekend of the Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival fast approaching festival director Pitsch Leiser says it's still getting cranked up.

"We still so have so many exciting works in the pipeline for people to come down and see as we hit that final sprint home," Mr Leiser said.

No More Dancing in the Good Room is one of the final shows and creator Chris Parker said he was really excited about performing in Hawke's Bay.

"I cannot wait to get in to it. It will be great to share my production with a broader New Zealand audience after sell-out shows in Wellington and Auckland," Mr Parker said.


Mr Parker began creating his show at Toi Whakaari in his third year and said he knew it was "almost good" but not amazing.

It was not until he left Toi Whakaari, when he came out as gay, that he realised that was the part missing from the play, which would make it amazing.

"We all sat in a room and started exploring everything in a real, physical way. It is my personal story but is told through theatre, dance and projected home videos. I play myself, mum and dad."

He said the audience could expect a lot of laughs, as he mocked his parents throughout the play and it was high in energy.

"They will see a very flexible, blond guy going crazy for them for an hour. It does have some deeper feelings at the end, so it is a bit of a roller coaster ride."

He said it was also about finding yourself and being honest with who you are.

"I am a very open guy, so I am happy to share and over-share, as it is so important to be honest. I have tried to make it as authentic as possible."

Mango Del Chango is another production still to come and Mr Leiser said it was a great, new show being performed for the first time by Delaney Davidson.

"It uses simple projection techniques and noir photography, and features blues, rockabilly and country music all combined."

A local production, Edge of a Raindrop, was also adding to the final pieces of "cultural magic" and Mr Leiser said it showcased the history of the Heretaunga Plains.

It is a collaboration among Pereri King, Puti Lancaster, Marama Beamish, Janis Cheng and Moana Munro and focuses on the underworld of the Heretaunga plains, which used to be a water world woven together by the Makirikiri.

"It has developed beautifully and is a stunning local production," Mr Leiser said.

The festival garden was also "cranking it up" with the final days fast approaching.

Mr Leiser said yesterday the DJ set from Little of Shop of Horrors was spontaneously performed in the festival garden.

"It added to the atmosphere and ambiance that people have been enjoying and we have received nothing but positive feedback. It has been amazing."

Mr Leiser said it was hoped more performers would perform in the festival garden before Sunday, creating good vibes, which would add to the positive experience.

"We will be rocking through to Sunday, so do not miss the chance to see the remaining shows and the ambiance of the festival garden, as it will not be around forever."