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Global Percussion-Indigenous Instruments

A demonstration of indigenous instruments from around the world including kōauau, pūtātara, didgereedoo, pahū and other drums from Africa and Egypt. An impromptu orchestra is formed with participants playing simple beats and rhythms.

Artist Information

Arhythmatic Company


Phone: 07 378 2229 or 02102366629

Email: whaitaima@arhythmatic.co.nz


Skills - Puppetry. Whaitaima Te Whare & Jeffrey Addison founded Toro Pikopiko Puppet Theatre in 1995. Since then we have toured nationally and performed original musical puppet shows at primary schools and festivals. Created the TV series 'Toro Pikopiko E! for Maori Television from 2004-2007. We are currently touring and booking an interactive show for primary school children with an astronomical theme called
'Matariki' - that premiered at 'Te Papa' in 2007.

Music workshops - (global percussion, indigenous instruments).

Arhyhthmatic (A kinesthetic program featuring live drumming and moving to numeric patterns. Can be taught in both English and Te Reo Maori.)

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Music

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Percusssion

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: National


2009 - April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Space and Resources Required: The schools classroom percussion sets, Instruments

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: Workshop

Cultural Context: European, European, 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 Information


Referees can be provided on request

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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