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Interactive Concert

An interactive concert of my original songs, including Kiwi Kidsongs, “Individuality”, “Dad I wanna Be a Camel”, “Seasons” and "Save the Planet". Accompanied by guitar, I sing my original songs keeping all children engaged by asking thought-provoking questions, teaching actions, asking willing participants up the front and encouraging group singing. My live, interactive concerts are acoustic and most of all musically uplifting and fun!! I leave time for questions towards the end as I have found children and teachers are interested to meet the writer of some of their favourite KKS songs. (Approx. 1hr total)

Artist Information

Kath Bee

Website: http://www.songs4kids.co.nz

Phone: 027 450 4978

Email: kathbee@xtra.co.nz

Qualifications

I have 3 songs on Kiwi Kidsongs CDs - "Individuality", "Dad I wanna be a Camel" and "Seasons". Another, "Save the Planet" will be on 2009's KKS CD.

I have held live concerts for children as part of the Nelson Arts Festival in 2005 and 2006, performed in several schools and preschools around the country.

I have run adult music and songwriting workshops for the OSCAR foundation, sing and also play guitar.

I have produced two children's CD's of my original songs.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Music

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Singing and song writing

Languages Spoken: I include some simple Maori language and a "Hello" song which draws on the children's knowledge of ways to say "Hello" in other languages.

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

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: National

Space and Resources Required: Just a hall or large room

Indicative Costs:

  • $2.50 per student

Mode of Delivery: Interactive performance

Cultural Context: European, European

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:

"Kath's children's show was great fun, creative and witty. Her lyrics beautifully capture the thoughts, imaginations and experiences of children, making it easy for them to relate to and join in with during this interactive show. Kath's CD is a favourite with my students and I highly recommend this show to any primary school." Shelley, Teacher, Tahunanui Primary, Nelson "Kath Bee visited Western Heights Primary School during December 2008. She directed interactive music workshops with Junior, Middle and Senior school children. Kath's vibrant personality, clever songs and interactive musical activities were engaging and educational for all children and teachers involved. We left the workshops energised, enthusiastic and musically enlightened. Kath has an enigmatic rapport with children and creates a sense of fun and excitement whilst maintaining excellent control. I would strongly recommend her music workshops for Kiwi kids! For further enquiries please don't hesitate to contact me. Music Coordinator - Isla Noakes" islan@westernheights.school.nz "Just a quick note to let you know our visit from Kath went really well. The students enjoyed her and the teachers said she had a very relaxed style that the students responded well to. I think it was a bit of a shock for her to have our Year 7 and 8 students, but she handled them well!! Thank you for organising this experience for our students." Reefton Area School - as organised by Westland REAP "Song writer Kath Bee came to school on Wednesday to share her music with us. She is a very talented song writer and has written some awesome songs that we sing at school. We sang Dad I Wanna be a Camel, Individuality and other songs. We had a great time. Thanks Kath Bee." Room 9, Brightwater School "Kath makes up songs for all different people - boys, girls - she is cool and a good singer. She is quite active and moves around a lot on stage. My favourite song is definitely Dragons Under My Bed." Jacob, 10yrs "The concert was real cool because we got to see the person who sang the songs. It was really neat being able to join in with actions and playing with the box of rocks, spoons and pots, and sticks." Justin and Riley 9yrs

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

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