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The key message for my programme would be to teach the technicalities of visual art or graphic design. To help students understand and express what "Art" means to them.

Artist Information

Maryann 'Aholelei

Website:

Phone: (09) 8174146 or 021 052 4343

Email: christonian_04@hotmail.com

Qualifications

Diploma in Computer Graphic Design.
Bachelor of Design, Majoring in Visual Arts. I love working with people all people especially students, I believe this is a great opportunity to use my passion for art and my talent to share with the rest of the locals, community and the world. I am easy going, hardworking, reliable and love to take on challenges. I am a recent graduate from Unitec and would love to talk and answer any questions you may have.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Cross Arts, Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Cultural topics/General learning

Languages Spoken: English, Tongan

Target Age Group: Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Auckland, Northland

Space and Resources Required: Computer

Indicative Costs:

$150

Mode of Delivery: Presentation, Workshop

Cultural Context: Pasifika

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:

Rowena Fufulagi-www.unitec.ac.nz Lonnie Hutchinson-www.unitec.ac.nz Richard Fahey-www.unitec.ac.nz

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

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