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Pacific Contemporary Dance

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Artist Information

Black Grace

Website: http://www.blackgrace.co.nz

Phone: 09 3580552 or 021 808 155

Email: helen@blackgrace.co.nz


Internationally acclaimed Pacific Contemporary Dance Company,presents:
Gathering Clouds
Manukau 16 - 17 April
Kerikeri 22 - 23 April
and Hamilton 29 April - 2 May

Special Schools Matinees Wellington Fri 27 March 12 pm and Hamilton Friday 1 May 12 pm These performances are
aimed specifically at secondary school students and years 7 and 8. Neil Ieremia,choreographer and founder introduces the works and there is usually time for questions and answers at the end.

Black Grace regularly creates opportunities for students and educators to participate in the company's work. These range from attending open rehearsals, to participating in workshops and classes, to creating work through the company's flagship UrbanYOUTHMovement (UYM)dance programme. UYM 2009 is underway; register your interest by calling Black Grace (09) 358 0552

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Dance

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Pacific Contemporary Dance

Languages Spoken: English

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

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Wellington, National


2007 - February
2008 - August, September, October, November
2009 - February, March, April, May, June, July, August

Space and Resources Required: wooden floor, DVD player

Indicative Costs:

  • $55 per hour
  • $2 per student

Mode of Delivery: Presentation, Performance, Workshop

Cultural Context: 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 Information


Gail Ives, Wellington Girls' College, P.E. Department.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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