To create and design their own mask. Children research masks, their function, historical and cultural significance. Children then design their own mask which they make out of reusable resources such as papier mache, and card. Children not only learn about the wide variety of masks that have exist over a broad spectrum of cultures, but they also engage in problem solving, design and construction. They engage key elements such as structure, harmony and balance.From here children team up to make various performances with their masks. Incorporating all elements of the arts curriculum.
Anna Evans -Artist
Phone: 09 4282256 or 021 108 6939
Teach art after school Whangaparaoa primary 2001- now
Selected as artist in residence for Whangapaparaoa primary for Artist in schools project 2008. designed 3hr workshops for the entire school (26 classes!) From these workshops I selected 20 talented children to make murals to beautify the school grounds.
Worked with gifted students to create a mural that hangs in Whangaparoa primary schools hall
Worked on the stage set design for Whangaparoa primary schools award winning j-rock stage challenge 2004 debut performance
Commissioned by Rodney Council to produce a skate park design for Stanmore Bay skate park.
Worked on Whangaparoa primary schools project CWSA (children with special abilities) alongside Whangaparaoa primary's principal Steve Colins... This project incorporates creative writing alongside illustrations. The kids are making their own collaborated book.
Graduated Elam school of fine arts BFA
Arts Practice Medium: Cross Arts, Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts
Topics or Genres of Expertise: Sculpture, performance, design, construction, wearable art, dance
Languages Spoken: English
Target Age Group: Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary
Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)
2008 - October, November, December
Space and Resources Required: space
Mode of Delivery: Presentation, Performance, Workshop
Cultural Context: European, European, Asian, Pasifika, Maori
Another Dance Company moved from the U.K to New Zealand in August 2010.
A.D.C's work includes;
- professional contemporary choreography & performance
- dance education for young people and adults within formal education and the community
- project management.
Our dance education work includes performance projects, cross-curricular work, dance P.E, extended schools clubs and S.E.N projects.
Performance projects range from choreographing dance with young people to planning, creating and managing performance events.
Another Dance Company create cross-curricular projects to engage young people in curriculum subjects through dance. A.D.C's main focus in this area so far has been to bring literature to life through movement. A.D.C. secured funding from the Clore Duffield Foundation (U.K.) to work with 6 different schools on a dance and text project. Each group created a dance based upon a story, which they went on to perform. The entire project was conceived, planned, choreographed and managed by A.D.C.
Another Dance Company deliver dance P.E. sessions with a focus upon developing and refining movement skills. Sessions can include music and drama components for a more holistic performing arts experience.
A.D.C facilitate longer term in-depth projects with a real focus on the development of young people. Dance is the medium to achieve change in other areas of young people's lives. Agreed specific aims, decided with the school and pupils, steer the content of the delivery. Through Creative Partnerships (a flagship government initiative in the U.K) Another Dance Company have delivered focused projects to raise confidence and aspirations, and to improve reading and writing skills.
Another Dance Company create and deliver sessions and performance projects for young people with special educational needs. Past projects have included regular sessions leading to performances, intensive arts week dance activities, and youth group projects. A.D.C work in both primary and secondary S.E.N. schools as well as with community groups.
Another Dance Company deliver a range of adult projects.
Past work includes;
-teaching the dance & movement component of the Circus in Performance Course at Greentop Circus,
-leading adult community sessions,
-establishing and organising Sheffield Dance Collective; monthly workshops with guest teachers for the professional dance community.
A.D.C create and facilitate inset training days for teachers. Mentoring programmes support performing arts specialists working in education. Another Dance Company devise and manage projects from conception to evaluation.
Laura Aldridge, artistic director of Another Dance Company, has a BPA in Contemporary Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (U.K) and 4 years experience in dance education.
Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No