Page to Stage
Will work with students to create a dance performance based on well-known children's literature (i.e. Where the Wild Things Are, Perky the Pukeko) or from stories of their own.
Carrie Rae Cunningham
Phone: 09-834-9171 or 021-114-2679
MCPA Dance Studies from University of Auckland (2004)
BA in Creative Writing and Literature form University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (1999)
Teaching artist in dance, creative writing and theatre, trained in the aesthetic education model (Lincoln Center, NYC). Extensive teaching experience in the United Sates working in the public and private school systems teaching arts education.
Choreographer and dancer--contemporary and dance theatre.
Trash to Fashion (Waitakere City Council)
Presented by Waitakere City Council, the Trash to Fashion® Awards is New Zealand’s largest recycled art/fashion show drawing designers from throughout New Zealand, as well as a growing number of international entrants. These awards are a unique celebration of the community and the commitment to environmental sustainability.
Britomart Public Dance Performance, Auckland
Veteran New Zealand choreographer, dancer and dance educator Marianne Schultz created a site-specific dance work at the Britomart building in downtown Auckland as part of an artist-in-residency program through Britomart. The work was choreographed on-site over a period of approximately one month and culminated in three performances that took place throughout the building, incorporating both the public and the public space.
2004 Touch Compass Dance Trust, Auckland
Assistant Stage Manager
I assisted TCDT during rehearsals and performances for a series of shows in Hamilton as part of a local arts festival. This involvement coincided with research conducted with TCDT for my Masters dissertation at Auckland University.
metal velvet dance project
Memphis, TN (USA)
Founder and Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer
mvdp is a small contemporary dance company based in Memphis, Tennessee that supports and presents new performance works by local contemporary choreographers, dancers and performance artists. Focusing on experimental forms of dance and theatre which combine other artistic disciplines, such as visual art and live music, mvdp is a resource and outlet for new and upcoming artists to present their work in a professional theatre setting.
Memphis, TN (USA)
Company member, Choreographer, Dancer
Memphis’ oldest professional contemporary dance company, Project: Motion has toured various dance works across the United States, as well as featured renowned choreographers as guest artists for many years.
Playhouse on the Square Memphis, TN, (USA)
Roles include Tiger Lily and choreographer in Peter Pan (2002-2003), Stage Manager in The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (2002), choreographer and chorus member in Hair (2001), choreographer for touring production of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2001)
Arts Practice Medium: Cross Arts, Dance
Topics or Genres of Expertise: contemporary dance, dance theatre, creative writing
Languages Spoken: English
Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary
Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)
Space and Resources Required: DVD player, empty classroom or auditorium
Mode of Delivery: any, Presentation, Performance, Workshop
Cultural Context: European, European
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.
Susan Battye, Drama Magic
Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No