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Contemporary Dance

The workshops tend to give to the student a basic idea of dance movements, choreographic tools, and a sense of musicality in an improvisation basis. The sessions will tend to awake in the student's mind the possibility of considering the art form a part of their lives.

Artist Information

Mariana Rinaldi


Phone: 021995153

Email: marsun2000@hotmail.com


Mariana Rinaldi graduated from UNITEC in 2004 with a Bachelor in contemporary dance. Since then she has been working as a dancer for top choreographers. She has been assisting in primary school workshops held by Ann Dewey, where basic movement skills and elementary choreographic tools were taught.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Dance

Topics or Genres of Expertise: contemporary dance

Languages Spoken: English

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

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: Auckland, Northland

Space and Resources Required: DVD player

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: Workshop

Cultural Context: European, European


Specialises in documentary style portraits, generally community-based projects. Exhibited widely in West Auckland and Edinburgh Scotland.
Currently working on picture story project on global democracy, travelled to Argentina to photograph and interview socialist activists.
Excellent communication skills, committed to social justice.
Have experience in running workshops for children, taught darkroom stills. Still using film (anologue), no digital experience.
Work part time at Corban Estate Art Centre as exhibition assistant.
Have an HND in Photography gained in Edinburgh Scotland.
Commissioned to produce portraits most recently by Waitakere City Council.Please visit this website for more details:http://www.ceac.org.nz/exhibitions/past_exhibitions/exhibitions_2006.aspx

Programme Information


This workshop will require the presence of another contemporary dancer with excellent teaching skills. The flat rate includes two people and travel cost will be added.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

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