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An introduction to N.Indian classical music

A brief introduction to the concept of Raga and tala, which make up the melodic and rhythmic content of Indian classical music and other forms of Indian music. Using one or 2 Ragas as examples, break them down into the different parts e.g Alap, jor, jhala, gat, taans etc. Learn 2 simple compositions. Learn how to add ornamentation to the basic melody.

Artist Information

Fazley Imandin

Website:

Phone: 021-202-1761 or 09-5354341

Email: fazley@xtra.co.nz

Qualifications

I have a B.A with a music major and a University Higher Diploma in Education, with special method in music teaching, from Univ. of Natal in South Africa. I also studied N.Indian classical music for 5 years. I have been teaching and playing music for the last 30 years. I presently work in a special needs school, doing about two hours of music a week. I also teach adults guitar at Pakuranga Community education. I play with many musicians in the community at informal jams and performances. I can play and teach, guitar, slide guitar, sitar, flute, recorder, vocal harmony and theory of music.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Music

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Woodcut printmaking

Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

Target Age Group: Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Auckland

Space and Resources Required: 5 metres x 5 metres of performance space

Indicative Costs:

  • $50.00 per hour
  • Travel: 0.65c km

Mode of Delivery: Workshop, Presentation

Cultural Context: N.Indian classical music

Qualifications:

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

References:

References can be provided on request.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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