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New Media Painting - Professional Development for Art Teachers

Organisation: Visual Strategies Ltd

Where: Hagley College, Christchurch

When: 9.30am – 3.00pm, Friday 18 November 2016

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Visual Arts

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Grant Thompson(grant.visualstrategies@gmail.com)

A workshop for teachers that will explore some new media approaches in painting. Contemporary painting approaches will form a major part of the practical activities. All practical exercises and techniques will be suitable for use by students at all NCEA levels, and within the capability of teachers who have a basic knowledge of Photoshop. Appropriate examples of established practice will be viewed as well as discussion about approaches to developing artistic authenticity.

Friday 18 November, Christchurch, Hagley College, 9.30am – 3.00pm.
Cost: $180.00 (includes lunch).

If you want to attend this workshop?
1. Send an email to grant.visualstrategies@gmail.com requesting a place on the course
2. Notify grant.visualstrategies@gmail.com when you have approval from your school, and your place will then be confirmed. Please advise us of the email address the invoice is to be sent to.

40th National Youth Jazz Competition

Organisation: National Jazz Festival

Where: Tauranga at the Baycourt Community and Arts centre, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga

When: 8:30am – 4:30pm Thursday 13 and Good Friday 14 April 2017

Regions: Bay of Plenty

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Music

Contact: Liam Ryan(youthcomps@jazz.org.nz)

Join us for two days of outstanding jazz as over 200 secondary school musicians from across New Zealand showcase their jazz skills and compete for trophies in the National Youth Jazz Competition.

The Combos take to the Baycourt stage on Easter Thursday 13 April 2017, followed by the Big Bands and overall prizegiving on Friday 14 April 2017.

This will be the 40th year of the competitions and we are looking forward to making this milestone event the best celebration of New Zealand youth jazz ever!

We welcome registrations from secondary schools - please register here: http://www.jazz.org.nz/youthcomp-registration.

Our guest international judge will be announced soon! Standby for more exciting updates.

Big Band Festival Workshops

Organisation: Christchurch Big Band Festival

Where: Ara Music Arts, Madras St, Christchurch

When: Sat 22 October 2016 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Judith Bell(info@bigbandfest.org.nz)

9.00-10.00 - Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Scott Taitoko and Gwyn Reynolds
Hone your improvisation skills with some great tips and ideas from Scott and Gwyn

9.00-10.30 - Rhythm Section Workshop with Tim Driver, Michael Story and Michael Thompson
Examine the important role the rhythm section has in the band, share and discuss common problems that exist in the typical jazz ensemble setting and find solutions that can help your band improve its sound and groove!

10.15-12.15 - Youth Band Workshop with Rodger Fox
If you play a big band instrument and would love the opportunity to join with other young musicians in a big band setting come along and learn from the master of big band in NZ.

Sunday 23 Oct 5.30pm-6.30pm - Q and A Session with James Morrison
Date: Sun 23 Oct, 2016 5.30-6.30pmVenue: St Margaret's College Charles Luney Auditorium

Eventbrite: https://bbfworkshops2016.eventbrite.co.nz
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/258870007827747/
BigBand website: http://www.bigbandfest.org.nz/schedule/category/workshops/

IRMTNZ National Conference

Organisation: The Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand

Where: College House, Christchurch

When: 17th to 21st Jan, 2017

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Other

Contact: Virginia Rennie,(irmtconf.2017@gmail.com)

The Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand (IRMTNZ) is holding their annual conference in Christchurch 17th to 21st Jan, 2017. The conference focuses on the development of a musician from preschool to advanced, and will be relevant to anyone teaching music, regardless of instrument or genre. Full or casual registration is available, with discounts for students.
Please click this link to the brochure which contains the programme and full registration details. http://tinyurl.com/IRMTConfBrochure

Please note that you are also able to register online; details are on the brochure.
For further information please email: irmtconf.2017gmail.com

Adam Summer School for Chamber Music

Organisation: New Zealand String Quartet Trust

Where: Nelson

When: 11-19 February 2017

Regions: Nelson

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Music

Contact: Suzanne Callam(nzsq@nzsq.org.nz)

“For ten days, we revel in the bliss of amazing music, amazing Nelson weather and an atmosphere of inspiration and exploration which is surely second to none”

Applications for the 2017 Adam Summer School are warmly invited – poster and brochure attached.

The Adam Summer School for Chamber Music, founded in 1995, has become a firmly established item on the NZ chamber music calendar. It is eagerly anticipated by participants and provides young musicians with the unique opportunity to work in depth on repertoire and gain valuable insight throughout an intensive week of tuition and masterclasses. Students are tutored by members of the New Zealand String Quartet, and guest pianist, Diedre Irons.

Open to string players and pianists, applications for the 2017 school should be made online via our website http://nzsq.org.nz/about-us/adam-summer-school. Applications close Friday 14th October 2016.

Scholarships for financial assistance with course fees are available on application.

Unitec Dance Showcase 2016

Organisation: Unitec

Where: Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Cnr Silver Rd/Gillies Ave, Epsom Girls Grammar, Auckland

When: 17-20 November 2016

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Dance

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Peter Rees(prees@unitec.ac.nz )

Featuring new work by Malia Johnston, Claire O’Neil, Nancy Wijohn, Tupua Tigafua, Katie Burton and Paul Young.

Tickets are now on sale at iTICKET.co.nz and they are selling fast so book now. Four shows only.

Thu 17 Nov @7.30pm
Fri 18 Nov @7.30pm
Sat 19 Nov @7.30pm
Sun 20 Nov @7.30pm

Venue: Raye Freedman Arts Centre, cnr Silver Rd/Gillies Ave, Epsom Girls Grammar
Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession (unwaged, senior) and $5 student
Tickets: https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/nov/unitec-dance-showcase-2016#/buy-tickets or call (09) 361 1000.

Top Art Schools Exhibition

Organisation: Nathan Homestead - Manurewa Arts Centre

Where: Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland 2102

When: Monday 29 August - Friday 2 September

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Visual Arts

Type of Event: Exhibition

Contact: Laura Peters(nathan.homestead@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz)

NZQA Top Art Schools Exhibition comes to Nathan Homestead

Top Art is an annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of the NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in Visual Art in the previous year. Five streams feature in the exhibition: design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Top Art provides an opportunity for secondary students and teachers to gain an understanding of what is required to achieve Excellence at Level 3. It also allows members of the public to see the high quality art being created in schools.

The exhibition is set to tour both the North and South Islands, visiting over 30 schools, museums and galleries throughout New Zealand during the course of the year. Come and see the exhibition when it visits Nathan Homestead at the end of August.
Visit the NZQA Top Art Facebook page here.

When and where details:
Exhibition runs: 29 August – 2 September, 2016
Nathan Homestead Foyer, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa
9am – 5pm Monday – Friday
1-4pm Saturday and Sunday

For Schools and Group bookings please contact us:
Phone: 09 267 0180
Email: Nathan.homestead@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Facebook: Nathan Homestead

Circus Arts

Organisation: The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions road, Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand

When: 3 Oct - 7 Oct 2016

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate

Discipline: Multi-Arts, Dance, Visual Arts

Type of Event: Performance, Workshop

Contact: Dhruv Mody or Billie Staples(foh@tapac.org.nz)

Circus Arts 5 Day- Second week of Holidays

This is a fun and challenging physical course that focuses on the techniques used by circus performers on the ground and in the air. Through physical warm-ups, acrobatics, tumbling and object manipulation, you will develop your motor skills, strength, flexibility and endurance, whilst having a great time.

There is no formal showing for this course, however you are welcome to join us in the studio from 2.30pm on the last day to see what they've been up to.

Teaching Artists:

Jo Carvahlo
Students will love working with Jo, a seasoned circus performer and teacher originally hailing from France. Jo is an ex gymnast and theatre artist who has been teaching at Circus Kumarani in Northland for the past 6 years. He runs Spinnovation NZ with his brother Matmanamat who perform at corporate events and festivals throughout NZ. Jo teaches ground based to aerial circus skills suitable for beginners to advanced levels. He is a specialist Cyr Wheel, acrobatic and juggling performer with training in America and Australia (Spin Acadamy and NICA). Jo is great at motivating students to reach their full potential in the skills they are most passionate about.

Sara Kidston
Sara Kidston is a professional aerialist and contortionist with 5 years experience in the industry as a performer and teacher. Her passion was first found in Tapac where she began training aerial trapeze and went on to train, teach and perform worldwide.

Sara's most recent experience has seen her training at the Beijing International Arts School where she has gained an immense amount of new knowledge to share with her students!

Vernon God Little

Organisation: The Actors' Program & Last Tapes Theatre Company

Where: Basement Theatre

When: November 16-25, 8pm

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Hannah Paterson(hannah@lasttapes.co.nz)

Adapted by Tanya Ronder from the Ban Booker prize-winning novel, by DBC Pierre.
Directed by Leon Wadham. Designed by Rachel Marlow, Andrew Foster, Paul McClaney, and Alison Reid.

South Park meets Bowling for Columbine in this spittingly caustic black comedy that is both staggeringly perceptive and stupidly salient. Forget Jesus - get a load of Vernon.

Written in 2001 by celebrated playwright Tanya Ronder as an adaptation of DB Pierre's Booker Prize-winning novel, it's almost stupidly relevant to the current bizarre state of contemporary politics and culture. In Pierre's own words "I'm not a satirist. Reality has surpassed satire".

November 16-25, 8:00pm
Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave
Tickets available through iTicket or call to book: 09 361 1000
Group discounts available (so bring your book club, drama class, or community group)

"On the Move" Call for Presenters - National Dance Conference 2017

Organisation: The Dance Subject Association of New Zealand

When: Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May 2017 (Term 2, Week 2)

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Dance

Type of Event: Other

Contact: DSANZ(dancesubjectassociationnz@gmail.com)

ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 is a milestone event for The Dance Subject Association of New Zealand (DSANZ). The year marks the ten year anniversary of the formation of our national association body and will also be the first conference we have self-designed, operated and funded as an association. The year also sees our national conference returning to Auckland for the 21st year of The Auckland Dance Educators Network (ADEN), the Auckland branch of DSANZ which we acknowledge as our parent association which has served the Auckland region since
1996 and whose work, along with the work of other initial regional bodies ultimately led to the creation of DSANZ nationally in 2007.

The conference will bring together dance educators, classroom teachers, practitioners and industry professionals from all over the country with a packed and varied programme which aims to provide opportunities for quality, intensive subject-specific professional learning and development, networking and socialising, all based at our
conference hub in Auckland.

The conceptual framework for this 10th anniversary DSANZ conference, ON THE MOVE provides a platform for dance educators to reflect on the moves and shifts that have occurred in their practice and pedagogy to-date and to then challenge and refresh these practices to ensure our body (association) is always moving to extend both our students and our own creative impulses, outputs and our sense of purpose within the dance and education landscapes of Aotearoa.

Essential Information:
Conference Dates: Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May 2017 (Term 2, Week 2)
Early bird Registrations close: 1st March, 2017
Registrations close: 1st April, 2017

All contact regarding ON THE MOVE can be made through dancesubjectassociationnz@gmail.com

Conference Structure:
As this is our first conference year ‘going solo’ without the ability to apply for support from the Teachers’ Refresher Course Committee as we have for previous conferences, ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 is delivered to DSANZ members in a mini format with our workshops taking place over one weekend during term time instead of the usual week-long, school holidays time
slot. Please see enclosed programme overview for the details of planned activities for the weekend.

Conference Programme

ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 will open on Friday 12th May from 4.30pm followed by an opening address, keynote speaker, induction of life members, award presentations and guest performance(s) from 6pm. The conference proceeds throughout the following whole day and will conclude on Sunday 14th May, 2pm.

Call for Presenters & Expressions of Interest:
The Dance Subject Association of New Zealand is now calling for expressions of interest from anyone in the dance and educations sectors who would like to present at ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017.

All interested presenters will need to complete the provided expression of interest form online (link below) and submit their application by the date indicated.

As a not-for-profit association we are not in a position to pay our presenters and all presenter appointments are on an unpaid, voluntary basis. Presenters will receive a special, alternative rate to attend the conference weekend and all included events and workshops outside of their own presentation session.

Presenting at conference is a fantastic way to contribute to the development of your subject and association and to the shared knowledge, understandings and capabilities of our members (a true demonstration ako). Presenters at conference will receive a letter of acknowledgement from the national committee and this will provide excellent takehome evidence for Practicing Teacher Criteria portfolios, particularly in support of Education Council: PTC1, PTC4 and PCT5.

Presentations for ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 should broadly consider the key provocations for the event.
However the committee will not exclude any idea or suggestion from consideration.

Presenters can submit more than one presentation idea.
Presenters must submit all Expressions of Interest submissions by 9th December.

Get Thinking!
Information to include in your expression of interest:
 Workshop Title;
 Contact Details
 Presenter Bio
 Description of Workshop
 Presentation requirements; venue/rooming preference; preferred number of participants; other comments.
Please note that presenters will need to provide their own laptop/device if using PowerPoint (or similar) in their presentation.

ON THE MOVE Conference 2017 Registration Fees:
Conference fees are in NZD and include attendance at workshops/papers, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and the Conference Dinner.
 DSANZ 2017 financial members $330
 Non-member $400*
 Presenter – DSANZ 2017 financial members $280
 Presenter – Non Member $350*
 Early bird member (payment received before 1-3-2017) $290
 Early bird non-member (payment received after 1-3-2017) $360 (includes 2017 membership)

Online registration forms will ask delegates to confirm whether you plan on attending the conference dinner event on Friday 12th May. Prices for this are included in fees but numbers are required for catering purposes.

Registrations to attend ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 are not yet open. Once announced, please complete the online form here to register your attendance as a delegate at ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017: here (link not yet live)

Apply NOW to Present at ON THE MOVE Conference 2017!
Complete the online form below:


Organisation: Musical Futures Australia


When: March 24 and 25th 2017

Regions: National

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Ian Harvey(ian@musicalfuturesaustralia.org)

This is a two day intensive workshop where attendees will spend their time playing and singing their way through each of the Musical Futures resources focusing on Musical Futures renown informal learning/non-formal teaching approach.

Who is the workshop for?

* Primary music specialists and primary classroom teachers with a background in music,
* Secondary music teachers
* Tertiary students studying music or music education

Musical Futures targets middles years music learning - Grade 3 to Year 9

Why attend?

Musical Futures believes music learning works best when young people are making music, and when their existing passion for music is reflected and built-upon in the classroom. Musical Futures was established in 2003 and grounded in academic research, is based on the real-world practices of popular and community musicians.

Musical Futures supports teachers around the world with training, networks and resources to deliver practical, engaging, developmental music programs in the classroom. Currently more than 1.5 million students in 71 countries worldwide benefit from their teachers use of the Musical Futures approach. The widespread adoption of Musical Futures in the UK and Australia means that it is now one of the most successful and sustainable music education initiatives in schools in those countries.

How will Musical Futures help my students and teaching?

* Improves the transition from junior to secondary music
* Develops fresh ideas for composing, improvising and songwriting and whole class work shopping for primary and secondary classes
* Introduces new ideas for inclusive extra – curricular music in school
* Challenges more advanced instrumental players through new routes to learning music in class
* Results in more students taking up instrumental lessons on a wider range of instruments
* Increases participation in concerts and performances
* Improves engagement with classroom music for all ages
* Increases numbers of students opting to participate in music
* Supports and connects with the New Zealand Arts/Music Curriculum

In addition to the workshop and resources your workshop fee includes lunches and refreshments.

Then there are the materials and resources....

* Each activity includes take home resource packs and lesson plans you can immediately use in the classroom
* Membership of Musical Futures to includes access to future members-only resources is included, as is
* Access to our international teacher network to share ideas with like-minded teachers across the world.

Cost $195 (single day option also available)

Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School

Organisation: New Plymouth Classical Guitar Society

Where: New Plymouth Girls High School

When: 15 - 20 January 2018

Regions: Taranaki

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Performance, Seminar, Workshop

Contact: Wendy Dimond(wendy.dimond@taranakisummerschool.com)

This not for profit family-friendly event celebrates the classical guitar community of New Zealand by creating a central place of learning in New Zealand. The Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School is jam packed with workshops, masterclasses and ensembles designed to improve both your guitar playing and appreciation. This week is perfect for any guitarist from a Grade 2 level of playing and up, and is not suitable for the absolute beginner.

Registrants are given many opportunities to play in front of audiences. In addition to teaching, the beautiful New Plymouth will come alive to the sounds of a diverse line-up of entertainment featuring the best of the national and international classical guitar.

Our line up of artists are announced closer to the school dates each year.


Organisation: PIPA - Pacific Institute of Performing Arts

Where: PIPA Studios. 48 Rosebank Road, Avondale. Auckland

When: Tuesday 7th Feb 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts, Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts

Type of Event: Performance, Workshop

Contact: Amo Ieriko(ierikoamo@gmail.com)

THE SAMA SKOOL - 4 Week Film Challenge
Tuesday, 7th Feb – Friday, 3rd March. 9:30am – 2:30pm
Aged 16 years +

A FREE summer school program opened to all youth of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds not just for Pacific Island students

In a group you have 4 weeks to create a film which incorporates ACTING, DANCE, MUSIC & it must feature a Pacific Element.
Do you think you can do it?
Participate in daily classes and workshops led by industry professionals in the film & digital world.

- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll1BPxdZs84
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pipa.best.1

For more information call 0800 GO PIPA (467 472) or press the following link http://www.bestpacific.ac.nz/pacific-institute-of-perfor

Autumn Seminar 2017

Organisation: KMEIA Victoria

Where: Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Preston, Victoria, Australia

When: 21-22 April 2017

Regions: International

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Seminar

Contact: Glenys Gijsbers(vic@kodaly.org.au)

The KMEIA Autumn Seminar has established a reputation for providing outstanding professional development for music educators. The seminar will enrich your teaching by providing access to excellent practitioners and innovative resources adapted for Australian classrooms.
Presenters include Tess Laird and Anthony Young. Others will be announced on the website as they are confirmed.
Choose from a range of workshops designed to take your skills to a higher level in musicianship; aural training; teaching materials; choral repertoire and Kodaly pedagogy.

Creative Arts Programmes

Organisation: Zeal

Where: Zeal, Alderman Drive, Henderson, Auckland

When: Tuesday & Wednesday nights

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Naomi Reese(naomi@zeal.nz)

Weekly creative arts programmes at Zeal.
Art Murals | Photography | Hip Hop Dance | Song Writing |
$8 per class

MIME & MOVEMENT Workshop for practising artists and movement enthusiasts

Organisation: Fergus Aitken

Where: Toi Poneke Arts Centre, Wellington

When: Sunday 17 January 2016: 10am - 4pm

Regions: Wellington, National

Target Audience: Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Drama, Dance

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Fergus Aitken(info@fergusaitken.com)

A one-day intensive mime and movement workshop for performing artists, with tutor Fergus Aitken


COST: $120

Earlybird Discount
Only $100, if payment received by Friday 1 January, 2016

DATE: Sunday 17 January, 2016
TIME: 10am - 4pm

VENUE: Toi Poneke Arts Centre, Abel Smith Street, Wellington
See event page for VENUE MAP.

Interested participants:
Please contact Fergus directly
Private Message (Facebook)
or on 021 386 487

This workshop is directed towards artists with an active performance practise and teachers of movement and drama - with an emphasis on extending skills and insights into physical performance powers.

The workshop focuses on:
- Illusionary Mime
- Movement Analysis
- Slow Motion
- States of Tension
- Isolation and Robotics
- Character Development
- Spatial Awareness and Proprioception

The workshop will take participants on a journey of play and exploration, developing techniques via games and improvisation.

Fergus Aitken is a New Zealand-based comedian and international award-winning entertainer. He has performed in theatres, comedy clubs and festivals in more than 15 countries world-wide, including in Russia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and Australia.


Fergus trained in mime, physical theatre, circus and clown, in the UK and in NZ. His teachers include Robert Bennett, Desmond Jones, John Wright, Simon McBurney, Les Bubb, John Bolton, Deb Pope, Giovanni Fusetti, Thomas Monckton, Fraser Hooper and Ira Seidenstein.

Fergus has taught extensively for:
NASDA (Christchurch);
Whitireia Performing Arts Centre's Stage & Screen course;

1996 - 2010
Fergus was a guest physical theatre teacher-trainer at NZ's only full-time circus school CIRCOARTS (Christchurch)

Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT);
Wellington Youth Circus;
Footnote Dance Co's ChoreoLab;
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School;
European Juggling & Circus Skills Convention (Edinburgh)

Interested participants:
Please contact Fergus directly
or on 021 386 487

SGCNZ UOSWSF Auckland Central Festival 2017

Organisation: SGCNZ

Where: Auckland Grammer School

When: April 7-9th

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance, Other

Contact: Sarah Spicer(sspicer@diocesan.school.nz)

The regional Shakespeare festival for Central Auckland is going to be held at Auckland Grammar School on 7-9th April. Please let me know if you want any information. Otherwise, entries need to be on the system soon so I can plan the event. sspicer@diocesan.school.nz Sarah Spicer Regional Rep

Once There Was A Woman

Organisation: Co Theatre Physical

Where: Q Theatre Loft

When: February 28th to March 3rd 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Beth Kayes(bethcotheatrephysical@gmail.com)

Once There Was a Woman
An evocative telling by a traveller on an epic journey to find her lost Mother.
Memories are traded for access to destinations, imagination is the fuel and a true telling is the final exit point from grief.

Bittersweet, punctuated with humour, Once There Was A Woman uses physical theatre to reveal how extraordinary the ordinary is - it is a tale of kindness and letting go.

"....breathtakingly spectacular, raucously funny and delicately intimate.....Co. Theatre Physical have clearly established themselves as a company to watch." (New Zealand Herald '09)

As You Like It

Organisation: AUSA Outdoor Summer Shakespeare

Where: Auckland University - Beneath the Clock Tower

When: Feb 14th - March 11th

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts, Drama

Type of Event: Performance, Workshop

Contact: Natalie Beran(natalie@shakespeare.ac.nz)

This summer, the Auckland Summer Shakespeare, continues its more than fifty years of performances with one kick-ass comedy of love and transformation.

As You Like It!

Banished from the constricted court, Rosalind and her cousin/BFF Celia cast off their former lives and embark on a journey of liberation in the glorious Forest of Arden. Dressed as a boy and a simple shepherdess, there they find the charms of the pastoral life - music thrumming in the distance, campfires aglow, celebrations of poetry awash with music, nature,love.

As Rosalind transforms herself, fizzing within a world of possibilities, we see her fall spectacularly in love with Orlando in the only way Shakespeare knows how - with quick minds, sharp tongues and pounding hearts.

Shakespeare’s captivating comedy is shaken up with an injection of music - festival sunshine; bursting with heart, freedom and razor-sharp wit.

Award winning director Benjamin Henson returns to AUSA Outdoor Summer Shakespeare to celebrate the return to its Clock Tower venue after a hugely successful Tempest at the Pop-Up Globe.

Bringing Glastonbury to Auckland, with a stellar cast and live music, this blisteringly vibrant production is the must-see summer event!

Schools workshops available - enquiries = admin@shakespeare.ac.nz

The heART of the Matter

Organisation: Parliament

Where: Parliament

When: 6pm,10th April 2017

Regions: Wellington

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts

Type of Event: Other

Contact: Sheila Linton(Sheila.linton@parliament.govt.nz)

Free screening of the documentary film about Gordon Tovey. This documentary featured in last year's film festival. If you wish to attend please rsvp to Sheila Linton Sheila.linton@parliament.govt.nz.

Capital E Live

Organisation: Capital E

When: May - November 2017

Regions: National

Target Audience: Primary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Capital E(bookingsed@experiencewellington.org.nz)

Capital E Live’s theatre shows have an incredible tour lined up for Aotearoa in 2017. Please read more information on our awesome junior and senior shows below.

For ECC & Years 0-3 (ages 2-7)
$9 per child, one free adult ticket per every 10 paying children

The fabulously imaginative theatre show Songs of the Sea- Waiata O Te Moana features colourful puppets and infectiously catchy music to weave together four stories of the deep, including how the children of Te Ika Rā, the lonely sunfish and Te Ika Marama the bright moonfish, got their rainbow colours.This beautiful production returns for a national tour throughout Aotearoa to delight children with tales of the ocean told in English and te reo Māori.

Innovative, playful and a joy to watch this play will strike chords of wonder in younger audiences.

FULL TEACHERS RESOURCE KIT (https://www.capitale.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/An-Awfully-Big-Adventure-Teacher-Resource-web.pdf)
BOOK NOW FOR AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE (https://www.capitale.org.nz/songs-of-the-sea-booking/)
FIND INFORMATION AND TOUR DATES (https://www.capitale.org.nz/portfolio-posts/songs-of-the-sea/)

Years 4+ (Age 7+)
$9 per child, one free adult ticket per every 10 paying children

Get in quick- with the centenary of WWI coming to an end, this is your last ever chance to see this epic Capital E production! An Awfully Big Adventure is a ridiculously clever and inventive play that transports audiences to WWI. It is a valuable tool to help deepen your students’understanding of the facts of the Great War while empathising with its humanity in a way that is relevant in their own lives. It’s perfect for students aged 7+!

“I’ve spent months trying to teach my students the history and impact of WW1, and in just 10 minutes you’ve presented something to my students that they totally understand!” – Teacher, July 2014

FULL TEACHERS RESOURCE KIT (https://www.capitale.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/An-Awfully-Big-Adventure-Teacher-Resource-web.pdf)
BOOK NOW FOR AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE (https://www.capitale.org.nz/an-awfully-big-adventure-booking/)
FIND INFORMATION AND TOUR DATES (https://www.capitale.org.nz/portfolio-posts/an-awfully-big-adventure/)

Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival 2017 Pre-Registration

Organisation: WEBO Festival

Where: Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, Wellington

When: August 19-20, 2017.

Regions: Wellington

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Andrew Stopps(stoppsa@stream.school.nz)

Start your planning now for WeBO’17! Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, Upper Hutt, August 19-20, 2017.

You can Pre-Register for the 2017 WeBO Festival on August 19-20 and know you have reserved your place at the festival! You will be sent the link to complete your registration form 2 weeks before it's official release date.

School and Community concert, brass, jazz bands, orchestras any level from beginner to advanced. Everyone is welcome. Come and join the WeBO family.

Get in quick because there are limited places! http://webo.co.nz/registration-2017/

"25 April" Animated Gallipoli Documentary Screening

Organisation: Rialto Channel

Where: Rialto Channel - Sky TV

When: ANZAC DAY (April 25th) 8:30pm

Regions: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, East Coast, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu, Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, Otago, Southland, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Wellington, West Coast, National, International

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Visual Arts

Type of Event: Exhibition

Contact: Leanne Pooley(leanne@spacific.co.nz)

The animated feature film “25 April” about the 1915 Gallipoli campaign is screening on the Rialto Channel (SKY) at 8:30pm ANZAC day. The film has screened around the world to wide acclaim and we want to ensure Kiwis (for whom it was made) get the chance to see it.

The NZFC is putting together an educational package to accompany the film for schools that wish to use it as a teaching tool.

It is a ground breaking, innovative movie that is informative, entertaining and deeply moving. It is relevant to teachers/students alike. The trailer can be seen here> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfeKrG74_uQ


Organisation: Botany Downs Secondary College

Where: Botany Downs Secondary College PAC

When: 10th 11th and 12th May 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: J Hood(j.hood@bdsc.school.nz)

Year 11, 12 and 13 perform Shakespeare

Little Shop of Horrors

Organisation: Cambridge High School

Where: Cambridge High School Hall

When: 8-13 May 2017

Regions: Waikato

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Drama, Dance, Music

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Larissa Peters (LP@camhigh.school.ns)

Cambridge High School Musical Production for 2017.

Wonder in Aliceland

Organisation: Baradene College of the Sacred Heart

Where: Auditorium

When: 1-3 June 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Verity Davidson(vdavidson@baradene.school.nz)

A musical version of Alice in Wonderland. Lots of fun and craziness. Suitable for the whole family.


Organisation: Simple Truth Theatre

Where: Samoa House Studio

When: 7th - 17th of June

Regions: Auckland, Waikato

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Taylor Griffin(tjgriffin.actor@gmail.com)

Fresh off the secondary schools tour of Toa Frasers Bare - Simple Truth Theatre are back. This time with a devised piece. Ruminations encapsulates everything we believe in as a company, being centered around the importance of communication and the role of youth in our communities.

Our main character (simply ‘Boy’) is a product of his environment. We follow him in his journey to try and make sense of the crazy whirlwind of life that surrounds him. From school, parents, siblings, clothes, food and his health – nothing seems to be going right. But it’s hard to escape when there is nowhere else to go.

Simple Truth Theatre makes theatre about our Aotearoa. This is the New Zealand we live in. This is our culture, good and bad. We see it as our job as theatre practitioners to live, reflect, and create. To shine a light on both the positive and negative parts of our community.

If you have a group of students who are interested in theatre, the devising process, social issues in NZ - or who just need to see a live performance, please feel free to get in contact with me and see what deals we can offer you.

The Pickle King National Tour

Organisation: Indian Ink Theatre Company

When: 4 May - 9 September 2017

Regions: Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, East Coast, Hawke's Bay, Nelson, Otago, Waikato, Wellington

Target Audience: Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Bhavisha Patel(bhavisha@indianink.co.nz)

Rip the lid off a jar of utterly delicious theatre, bursting with wit, wonder and the faint whiff of death.

Sasha, the blind receptionist of the crumbling Empire Hotel, knows she is cursed – everything she loves dies. But when true love finds her, she can’t help falling. One night, Death checks into the hotel.

Belly laughs combine with throat-catching pathos to create a sophisticated modern fable that is “an intelligent and hilarious celebration of human resilience.” – The Scotsman

The Pickle King is Indian Ink’s most awarded play; winning an Edinburgh Fringe First, a record seven nominations at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards and the supreme accolade – Production of the Year.
For our twentieth anniversary we’ve given this much-loved comedy a contemporary twist to tickle your taste buds. This timeless tale “offers humanity and psychological insight in a package of good plain laughs, luminous performances and brilliant staging.” – Dominion Post

The Pickle King will be touring across NZ from 4 May – 9 Sept, to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.

Wherever possible, we schedule these as part of our national tours, offering student tickets at a special reduced price. We also provide an education pack to ensure students have a better understanding of what they are about to see, in advance of attending a performance.
2017 School Performances

Napier: Friday 5 May, 11am
Gisborne: Thursday 11 May, 11am
Whangarei: Unfortunately, we can’t fit a schools’ show in. However, you are more than welcome to bring your students to an evening performance on either Friday 19 or Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm (limited availability).
Hamilton: Thursday 25 May, 11am
Tauranga: Friday 2 June, 11am
Christchurch: Friday 16 June, 11am
Dunedin: Thursday 22 June, 11am
Nelson: Thursday 29 June, 11am
Auckland: Thursday 10 August, 11am
Wellington: Friday 25 August, 11am:


Organisation: Rotorua Girls High School

Where: Rotorua Girls High School Performing Arts Centre

When: June 23 to July 1

Regions: Bay of Plenty

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Abbey Hartevelt(ahartevelt@rghs.school.nz)

Students from Rotorua Girls High School and Rotorua Boys High School are putting on the show Hairspray. Hairspray will run from June 23 to July 1 and will be on stage in the Rotorua Girls High School Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are available from the Rotorua Girls High School office.
Ticket prices
Students with ID - $12
Adult - $15
Children 12 and under - $10
Family or two adults, three children or familiy of five - $50
School Matinees - $3

"Great Scott Fitzgerald! Gatsby Unleashed" nationwide tour

Organisation: New Zealand Playhouse

Where: Your school!

When: Terms 2 - 4

Regions: National

Target Audience: Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Rachael Lundy(rachael@newzealandplayhouse.co.nz)

The Great Gatsby, one of the greatest novels in American history, evokes visions of glamour, desire and decadence, tinged with a splash of jazz, and perhaps Leonardo DiCaprio in a tuxedo.

But as we recreate the story of Gatsby, we're going to need to dive beneath the dazzling surface and unleash a world of materialism, explore the symbolism and delve deeper into the concepts of society, class, old versus new money and the post-war state of the American Dream.

We bring the 1920s to you, as we tell the story of The Great Gatsby with a massive dose of humour, honesty and insight. In this hilarious production, bad wigs, pop culture references and jubilant jazz hands will engage your students as they learn about what makes The Great Gatsby such an enduring 20th-century classic.

"Great Scott Fitzgerald! Gatsby Unleashed"

Explores the themes, context and setting of The Great Gatsby'

Draws students into Gatsby's world and presents ideas in a way that 2017 audiences can relate to (and has everyone in hysterics)

Aligns with both English and Drama learning areas

Is presented in a fast-paced broad comedic style (containing aspects of satire, parody and comedy of manners)

Comes with complementary teaching resources for additional classroom work.

Our pricing is only $5 per student, or $670 per show for audiences of 135 students or fewer.

We have available time slots all over the country; to find out when we are available in your town or city, just give us a buzz on hello@newzealandplayhouse.co.nz

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