An introduction to the exciting world of Musical Theatre incorporating Vocals,Choreography,Performance. This 3 hour workshop will consist of learning two songs from the Repertoire appropriate to the age-group. Then simple choreography will be taught by a talented and qualified dance teacher and then the two disciplines put together. Learning outcome will be performance of two Musical Theatre numbers incorporating song and dance. Outcome: - A terrific sense of satisfaction by all who take part.
Half Day or Full Day session - or by arrangement Students will be given the skills to develop painting skills through mark making with a variety of utensils. eg, pencils, pastels, sticks, brushes, paper, sponges, scalpels - in fact anything we find! Timed studies of still life presentations, and a variety of media - ink, acrylic, charcoal etc. A fun workshop to free the young artist, and improve expression and emotion.
Two day workshops, or two half day workshops required - at least two days apart. Students will be shown how to create new fabrics, trap objects/artwork into fabric. Felt making Synthetic Bonding The students will then be encouraged to embellish, sculpt, or adapt their fabric in the second workshop. This can be as an art piece, or a finished product, a wall hanging, and can involve any form of fabric embellishment preferred.
Full Day workshop - Two day workshop available. Students will be taught how to gain pattern work and original design from their own themed starting point. From observational drawing and mark making into pattern collage, and small fabric samples using hand print techniques, such as dyes, batik, fabric crayons, fabric pens, 3d paints, fabric paints etc. If a two day course the students could then start to use embroidery, applique, pleating effects. This is a really good opportunity for students to attack initial concepts and design development links for NCEA without the time constraints of a lesson.
Students develop their own pattern work - but should come with an image or item to work from. Digital photography is encouraged throughout this workshop. Students will be shown how to manipulate their own images for design using Photoshop, HP Image Zone, or PhotoEditor - school to provide facilities. The technique of transfer printing will then be demonstrated, and students will have the opportunity to transfer their own CAD enhanced image onto fabric. Half or full day session.
The students will produce a series of still life drawings from a predetermined source. The still life studies will be contemporary and modern in outlook, taking inspiration from abstract artists. Background, mark making, texture, as well as use of acrylic, and collage. These works can be used as a starting point for a multitude of projects, and can lead the students in any direction! Or the workshop can be used to widen the student experience, and improve freedom in artwork. This will take either half or full day sessions - please specify.
Whenever Strike present "In The Cube" or their new show "Elemental", they invite schools to experience the magic of Strike in the theatre with 55 minutes from their full stage production.
Following the same process but in more detail. From the list of bone carvings Students will have progressed to No4 the the tear drop (Te Roimata)each bone carving has a meaning or a story of the symbol. Students will develop positive and negative space, symbols inside of symbols. To do this Students will learn the proper method of both hand and electrical tools.
In this part of the course Students will now focus on developing more detail, intricate carving into the bone forming kowhaiwhai patterning and its meanings, mixed media. inserts, plaiting & toggle making. This is a basic Introduction I will talk more indepth if my services have been booked. Things like health and safety need to be addressed.
Introduction: Students will become aware of the historical and cultural background as they learn the ancient skill of Maori Bone Carving. This course will offer and invite participants to research and practice bone carving, with its unique symbolsium and meaning, with a few simple hand tools, they will endeavour to experience the skill of what it was like for my ancestors to make symbols of representation and needs in those times from limited resources. Students will discover the historical context of these art forms,through a research task before the course begins. This will give them a strong background and knowledge of the 10 types of bone carving they will be studying.
Students are taught development processes and techniques through experimenting with paint, mediums, simple tooling and finishing processes to create unique works of art - paintings. The workshop is designed to suit learning capabilities and age groups from preparing supports such as canvas right through to signature and exhibition requirements in a informative fun learning environment.
Students are introduced to the basic principles of an air-dried sculpture medium. Each will be taught how to mix, mould and finish a sculpture work using a hypertufa medium. History and properties of the medium are discussed and how we used modern materials today. Individual style and product outcome is displayed by each participant and they are encouraged to make more works at home and for gifts. This workshop is suitable for a school fundraising event.
A demonstration of indigenous instruments from around the world including kōauau, pūtātara, didgereedoo, pahū and other drums from Africa and Egypt. An impromptu orchestra is formed with participants playing simple beats and rhythms.
A kinesthetic bi-lingual numeracy programme based on the kapa haka principle of putting actions to words and applying it to the world of basic mathematics. Fully interactive sessions using full-body movements while chanting numeric sequences in time to percussive rhythms. Arhythmatic has been taught in over twenty schools throughout the Central Plateau.
This is an ancient story of how the constellation called Matariki was formed. Matariki is a participatory show where children are invited into our papa-tu-nuku theatre to puppeteer handcrafted traditional karetao; a solar system is created by the audience puppeteering planets and stars, with the story directed and narrated by Jeffrey and Whaitaima. This show was premiered at Te Papa as part of their 2007 Matariki Festival, and most recently performed at the 2008 Nelson Winter Festival.
HakaHiva's vision is to provide opportunities for all New Zealand student to experience Pacific Island cultures by actively participating in a culture group, lead by a HakaHiva tutor within their school. The Program aims to 1. teach students about various aspects of pacific island cultures through song and dance 2. Provide a fun and interesting learning environment in line with the NZ Curriculum where each student is a valued member of the group and encouraged to be self-motivated and encouraging of others. 3. Implement a performance based programme where students prepare to demonstrate what they have learnt through a group performance at the end of the unit. The program is flexible and designed to meet the specific needs of each school. The program overview is comprehensive and includes links to the NZ Curriculums' key competencies, learning areas, a sample lesson format & overview, behaviour management & expectations. It also links to the Ministry of Educations' Pasifika Education Plan 2008-2012. The program is inclusive and encourages all students to participate in experiencing some the cultures that contribute to our multi-cultural society.
Dance Performance ideal for 5-8 year olds. Based on the book by Giles Andreae. Focussing on communication and storytelling through dance. Includes audience participation. The story has a positive message: 'celebrating difference'. Professional dancers bring the story of one unco-ordinated but lovable giraffe to life. Workshops are available to accompany the performance. Workshops focus on practical dance elements.
Dance performance bringing the 1940s, 50s and 60s to life. 'A Blast from the Past' combines social history, entertaining dance and communication through movement in one easy lesson. Practical Workshops are available to accompany the performance. These include the application of dance elements to choreography.
Co. Theatre Physical presents ‘Tricks of the Trade’ www.cotheatrephysical.co.nz Years 7-13 Duration-50 minutes Price-$4 per student Minimum Audience-120 students Free 1 hour workshop with booking for schools in Auckland region Extensive Teachers Notes available Two actors are devising a show in a school hall when an audience arrives unexpectedly! Their play is not ready to be shown in public but instead they decide to share their play-making process with the audience. Through innovative story-telling, humour and extraordinary physicality they:- Explore five starting points from which to make a play:-Theme, Script, Found Story, Personal Story, Issue. Demonstrate diverse theatrical styles by converting one scene into different genres-Shakespeare, Contemporary, Action Hero. Experiment with ways to create characters-inspired by a piece of costume, a voice or accent, a particular physicality, an 'inner action', a state of tension. Discover the techniques of Improvisation- making, accepting and extending offers. Physicalise a script- through a fusion of dance, circus skills, mime and movement. Play with theatrical transitions, props, musical score and possibilities for research. Co. Theatre Physical employs comedy, dextrous physicality and diverse skills to bring you dynamic, educative theatre! www.cotheatrephysical.co.nz
Ukulele tones Tuning the ukulele Working with numbers first Strumming Patterns Chord Charts Music improvisation Ukulele performance Repertoire Educational focus: Cultural awareness and understanding Learning to play an instrument Singing & playing Performance skills Developing musicianship skills
Introductions and Overview Description of the various drums and wood types Drumming Demonstrations Influences on Cook Island Drumming Chants Learning drum patterns Drumming Improvisation Drumming Performance Educational focus: Cultural awareness and understanding Learning to play an instrument Chanting & playing Performance skills Developing musicianship skills co ordination
Introductions Overview of Workshop Cook Island National Anthem Warm up phrases Entries and exits Repertoire Performance Eductaional focus: better cultural awareness and understanding Learning a new language singing & dancing performance skills dance improv
MOVEMENT AND VOCAL SKILLS DEVELOPED CONFIDENCE IMAGINATION TEXT INTERPRETATION COLLABORATION GROUP DYNAMICS ENSEMBLE WORK SENSE OF RHYTHM ABILITY TO PLAY DISCIPLINE CONCENTRATION
I can offer as a programme a workshop that can be used to strengthen the knowledge and use of Te Reo Maori, using traditional and contemporary Toi Maori as the medium.
Hindu Social Services Foundation is committed to assisting young people develop positive values, self-esteem, team work and leadership through its dance workshops. We hold regular classes for youth on every Saturday from 10.00 to 12.30 pm at Hindu Heritage Centre Hindu Social Services Foundation 2-30 Bukem Place Off Gadsby Road Mangere Phone: 09 275 1003 For culture, fun, making friends and learning new things..............We also provide 2 hour workshop with 10 instruments hire for a week at a cost of $250. Lezhim is a high intensity, high powered dance come exercise routine which is a cultural folk presentation of the people of Maharashtra, India. During Lord Ganesha celebrations it is a spectacle to watch as the lezhim team accompanied by the music of drumbeats and lezhim (a musical instrument made of a wooden rod and an iron chain full of metallic pieces) display an energetic dance performance in reverence to Lord Ganesha.
Hindu Social Services Foundation is committed to assisting young people develop positive values, self-esteem, team work and leadership through its dance workshops. We hold regular classes for Indian youth on every Saturday from 11.00 to 12.30 pm at Hindu Heritage Centre Hindu Social Services Foundation 2-30 Bukem Place Off Gadsby Road Mangere Phone: 09 275 1003 For culture, fun, making friends and learning new things..............We also provide 2 hour workshop with 10 instruments hire for a week at a cost of $250. The chief folk dance of Gujarat, the Dandia, is performed using sticks. Each performer holds two sticks, which they strike alternately to the right and left when the group dances. Dandia is a millennia-old celebration of the victory of good over evil celebrated specially by the Gujrati community through a nine-day celebration of music and dance.
Hindu Social Services Foundation is committed to assisting young people develop positive values, self-esteem, team work and leadership through its dance workshops. We hold regular classes for Indian youth on every Saturday from 11.00 to 12.30 pm at Hindu Heritage Centre Hindu Social Services Foundation 2-30 Bukem Place Off Gadsby Road Mangere Phone: 09 275 1003 For culture, fun, making friends and learning new things..............We also provide 2 hour workshop with 10 instruments hire for a week at a cost of $250. Both men and women perform the bamboo dance of Mizoram. While the men hold the bamboo, the women folk dance between the bamboo. In their performance, the sound of the bamboo hitting each other is the rhythm.
Having had a fair bit of experience teaching from 4-30 years of age I am able to cater for small groups or large groups and can cover many many aspects of dance from choreography, warmup, warmdowns, term programmes, day workshops etc. Group Performances depending on what you need give me an email and I will get back to you with how i can tailor the programme to fit your schools ideas for bringing dance to the students and/or teachers!
These programme are taylored to suit
To create and design their own mask. Children research masks, their function, historical and cultural significance. Children then design their own mask which they make out of reusable resources such as papier mache, and card. Children not only learn about the wide variety of masks that have exist over a broad spectrum of cultures, but they also engage in problem solving, design and construction. They engage key elements such as structure, harmony and balance.From here children team up to make various performances with their masks. Incorporating all elements of the arts curriculum.
Student devised workshops focussing on the students' own stories and experiences. Using variety of dramatic conventions to devise their own stories. This shows the students that they are able to create their own drama work easily and professionally.
Are your teachers tired and stressed when the words "School Production" is uttered. Take the pressure off your staff and get Tru Talent to direct and work with your staff and students to create a memorable, professional and learning-centred school production
Do you have linguistically gifted and talented students? Not sure how to develop these gifting and talents? Well, let Tru Talent help you! A fun, active, interactive and productive programme which includes movie making, working in and through drama, dramatic conventions, development of dramatic techniques, and creation of podcasts.
In this workshop we will explore the traditional and contemporary pinhole artists. Students will make a daylightloading reuseable 35mm panorama camera as well as others constructed from everyday objects.
The students will learn how to design a mural that is appropriate in concept and scale to the available site. They will then learn the painting techniques to accomplish the mural.
The students will learn how to devise an art project that is appropriate for their school. They will learn how to consult stakeholders, establish design ideas and access materials.They will also learn how to budget for a project.
The students will learn how to produce mosaic objects or a mosaic mural. They will learn how to source materials and produce a coherent result.
The students will learn techniques using fabrics to produce banners and flags. This workshop will focus on design for achievable results.
Create an original performance using a Story, Image, Object, Proverb, Poem, etc. as the Point of Departure
Teach a variety of polyphonic songs from around the world
Provide training in devised theatre, voice, mime, improvisation,, acting, directing, singing, mask work, puppetry, inter-cultural performance, culturally responsive pedagogy, inter-disciplinary work, leadership skills using the arts, presence.
School matinee performance of our award-winning interactive theatre show. Includes education guide as resource for teachers. Ideally suited for Years 9-13. Subject focus includes Drama, Science, History and English.
HEARTBEAT School Radio projects are all enabling radio and podcast amateurs to produce and publish meaningful audio content using microphones and easy to use free audio editing software. The educational focus is on the process of producing radio and podcast features. YOURMICONLINE ARTS4SCHOOLS has delivered podcasting projects, competitions and events all over the world including Russia, Greece, Senegal, Kenya, Belgium, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.
A variety of options are available from working within a particular medium, using an artist model, murals, sculpture, mixed media, text & art or working within a paricular curiculum focus.
Work with a small group of students to design and create an piece of visual art for the school.
A variety of workshops are available to provide fresh ideas and inspiration for classroom teachers, focus can be determined by the school in consultation with Anna. Workshops combine oral presentation, appropriate handout materials and practical components.
My educational focus with dance and butoh, would be to act upon the natural progression of the body and its usage of the mind. Whenever there is angst, love, anger or fear, our body reacts in a certain way to its deepest emotions. Dance therapy and butoh dance, which is from the avante garde scene in Japan starting from WWII, allows the body to express all of the emotions from the inside out. With my 23 years of dance experience, modern, ballet, and ethnic dance, I have been able to truly understand the body and how people can reconnect themselves through dance and remember why we have our bodies as a tool, in the first place.
Students work to a brief, learn the basics of using the camera and develop their understanding of editing photos using computer software. This is a vary creative process and gets them discussing the final printed pictures.
An opportunity to learn more complex aspects of exciting world of Musical Theatre incorporating Vocals,Choreography,Performance. This 3 hour workshop will consist of learning two songs from the Repertoire appropriate to the age-group. Then choreography will be taught by a talented and qualified dance teacher and then the two disciplines put together. Emphasis will be placed on character identification and communication. Learning outcome will be performance of two Musical Theatre numbers incorporating song and dance.
Learning practical skills for social dance primarily ballroom and Latin American. Programme can also be focused round Jazz Dance and creativity. Students gain skills and confidence dancing in a social context or creative group. Programmes can be designed or adapted for individual groups.
Circus Projects, from a one off skills workshop to a 60 hr circus project with devising a show. the educational focus is to raise the students self esteem by using circus as a non competitive, creative tool that raises all manner of skills i.e. hand eye coordination, balance, trust, strength, responsibility, creativity,determination and perseverance, communication, group processes, body awareness, integrity... and its diversity allows a diversity of students to find a particular skill that they can excel at.
Hands-on exploration of the nature of sound. Children have fun in this lively, fast-paced show while they discover basic science concepts about sound. These are demonstrated with a huge range of musical sounds with ample opportunity for pupil participation.
Music is everywhere in countless different forms and styles. Children visit a crazy music shop where orders are constantly mixed up. They discover that different music suits different situations.
The original vibrant, educational, fun, interactive introduction to the elements of music. Skilled musicians show how music works and give children opportunities to create music on a wide range of instruments, many of which children can construct in the classroom.
Environmental & sustainability issues are made memorable through story, humour and music. The performance highlights specific environmental issues such as recycling, clean water, pollution and endangered species. There are numerous songs to enjoy.
Master classes for advanced students of singing in classical and musical theatre genres. Particularly helpful for NCEA performance singers and those looking to further their abilities after leaving school. Students will present a song selection of their choice and then receive individual feedback and attention. Observers will benefit from the consistent feedback and professional industry standards presented.
A workshop for directors of choirs. Emphasis will be placed on conducting and singing technique, repertoire, and rehearsal strategies. Plenty of time for Q&A and hands-on demonstration of techniques.
This programme is a hands-on mentoring programme for choral directors. Ravil will come into your school and watch you rehearse your group. He can then recommend specific techniques, exercises, and strategies to help you build your programme. Areas of expertise include conducting technique, singing technique, vocal exercises, rehearsal techniques, repertoire suggestions, programme development and more. He can work directly with the choir or act as a consultant conferring privately with the director.
Ongoing education and learning of everything needed to be able to take better photographs, through to exhibitions, and sales. Students and Teachers will improve their knowledge of how to operate their camera/s and use of images.
A full days workshop in photography or Photoshop. From field shoot, camera technique, new technologies and computer photo software. Students and Teachers will achieve a broad understanding of Digital Photography (Film can also be covered), from conception of image, image taking, manipulation and through to final image print.
Dealing with the software aspects of photography. Students and Teachers will improve their abilities to develop uses for their images, after being manipulated or corrected on computer. Includes printing, archiving and emailing images.
I teach from a professional artists point of view (ie. non-commercial). I can travel anywhere in New Zealand, groups of no more than 10. You provide the venue and organise the group. Weekends are best, though can also provide service in term break or term time. Teachers will achieve a greater understanding of Photography and/or Photoshop, so as to be able to set more enjoyable and understandable lessons.
For over fifteen years I have hand ground my own paints. I do this by collecting local clays of varying colours and grind them using a granite stone tablet. For ver three years I have been offering workshops in this via the school of mines in Thames and in the Aro Valley - Wellington. To fit your time frame we source local clays make our paints with either egg, PVA or oil binders then work collectively or individually to create our own works of art. I like to have an output in the school and or community to show and exhibit the finished art as well. Participants gain self esteem, skills and have a wonderful time getting their "hands dirty".
I tailor my courses to fit the school's curricular and programme needs. I take all participants from concept through pre-production, production to post production and final release/ delivery to a designated audience(s. With my own film making kit in conjunction with school and community resources we use what hard and software we have to: INCREASE SKILL LEVELS CREATE TEAM PARTICIPATION/ WORK ETHIC MAKE FILM/ART FOR DESIGNATED AUDIENCES
A fifty-minute schools' programme devoted to NZ playwrights.
Workshop covers a selection of the iconic moves of Middle Eastern raqs sharki (a folkloric style of dance). Display is a performance of one or two dances to illustrate stylistic differences & to show how the moves can be included in a choreography
Written & Directed by Robert Gilbert. Huia and Johnny are “bored, bored, bored!” After being sent out to the garage to tidy it up, they somehow manage to create an amazing creature out of “nuts and bolts and stuff.” Their new friend, Frank, show Huia and Johnny the value of reusing, reducing and recycling rubbish. From the waste, they create a magic show and Frank’n’friends Great Magic Show is born. With a strong conservation message, this brand new production will educate and entertain in the best tradition and will undoubtedly delight audiences both young and young-at-heart. Duration: approximately 45 minutes including Q&A session. Key Competencies: Thinking; Using language, symbols, and texts; Managing self; Relating to others; Participating and contributing Curriculum links: Drama PK, DI, CI, UC; English Visual & Oral Language The cost for a performances is $4 per pupil, per performance. The maximum cost per family is $8. Teachers and parents are free. A flat fee may be negotiated for low-decile schools.
Research into images relating to a current topic being studied. Drawing and planning design. Working on site large scale. Confidence building. Personalisation of environment.
The programme is to educate and entertain students through dance-drumming. Students will have opportunities to learn the difference between African music dance-drumming and the music of other cultures. The main focus will be training the students to coordinate with the drum while they dance. The music is polyrhythmic in nature and that forces students to multi task by listening. At the end of the lesson students will be expected to sing a simple chant song and to be able to dance to the drum. With large groups of students, I always divide them into dancers, singers and drummers. The African dance-drumming is an ensemble piece and is more enjoyable when the groups are bigger so people can enjoy each others' energy.
Issues such as prejudice, bullying, team building and self-esteem can be explored through non-threatening drama activities that bring people together to solve problems and raise issues. By using Drama the group is propelled into another place where issues are less confronting and deep understanding can take place. We will customise the drama to suit your needs.
1 and a 1/2 hour session with your students. Observe a drama lesson with your own class designed to enhance opportunities for writing.
Yr 1- 8 3x 11/2 hour sessions How to use process drama effectively in your classroom. Tailored to your year level and curriculum needs. You will: experience a process drama; learn how to structure a drama lesson; receive examples of drama lessons that integrate curriculum areas; begin to plan your own process drama using your own curriculum plans
Yrs 4-8 3x 11/2 hour sessions Based on the ancient Japanese art of Bunraku, these puppets made simply from newspaper and masking tape (no papier mache), are easy to make and easy to use. In these workshops teachers will make a Bunraku puppet of a chosen character and explore some puppetry basics to take back to the classroom. (Puppet making workshops for children require 5 x 11/2 hr sessions with parent help and will culminate in a simple performance).
Interactive storytelling performance.During any given show Mary and Peter will do one or two performance pieces and the rest of the time is made up of stories that require the assistence of up to 20 volunteers. The children are given their costumes then it's 'Once upon a time...'the children are fed their lines and directed around the performance space by Mary with Pete providing mood and humour with his guitar. There are ample opportunities for positive feed back and delight in children who are shy and brave or outrageously talented! Programmes can be tailored to suit. Educational focus: the oral tradition/ drama/music/use of props and costumes/public speaking/confidence/fun
Another Dance Company create cross-curricular projects to engage young people in curriculum subjects through dance. Movement is linked to topics or subjects studied by pupils in class. Following on from two successful professional pieces using text A.D.C's main focus so far has been to bring literature to life through movement. Using a text that is being studied by young people at school A.D.C. explore the themes, characters and language of the book to enhance pupils literacy skills.
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. teach GCSE Dance provision for KS4 pupils. A.D.C deliver sessions in teacher PPA time taking responsibility for pupil welfare as well as session content.
Another Dance Company create performance pieces for young people. Projects range from choreographing dance with young people to planning, creating and managing performance events.
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.
After-school, breakfast and lunchtime clubs encourage young people to enjoy and achieve outside of school hours. Sessions can link to a theme or performance, or be just for fun.
We can offer chamber music coaching, cello and piano masterclasses, orchestral coaching/sectionals, choral coaching/choral conducting coaching.....in any combination.
Children work alongside myself as a children's book illustrator. The children illustrate their own personal creative writing endeavours. Developing skills that incorporate the depiction of narrative. The children learn about composition and experiment with a variety of media that helps build a mood for their work. Children become confident telling stories in both written and visual form. We look at existing works and discuss what makes them successful then apply it to our own creations.
Children will begin by researching existing representations of dinosaurs, dragons and mythical creatures. Inspired by their research, children will dreaft their own creature. From here they will make their creatures skeleton out of wire and tinfoil on which they will make their own 3D model out of top of the range oven baked polymer clays. During this project children will make use of essential elements such as line, tone, texture colour and space. They will discover the importance of balance and harmony within 2D and #D compostitions. Children will learn to participate and celebrate their own and others creative individuality, children will begin thinking conceptually using a wide rang of practices such as researching, drafting, drawing, refining,constructing, reinforcing, problem-solving,sculpting and painting. They will develop their own aesthetic awareness and style as they draft, evolve, transform and manipulate, spatial, tactile and visual ideas to make manifest their own creations
Children work alongside myself as a children's book illustrator. The children illustrate their own personal creative writing endeavours. Developing skills that incorporate the depiction of narrative. The children learn about composition and experiment with a variety of media that helps build a mood for their work. Children become confident telling stories in both written and visual form. We look at existing works and discuss what makes them successful then apply it to our own creations.
Social dance class suitable for balls or school socials. Also can be tied into school productions or French lessons. We are available to give performances and help out with fundraising.
Teaching hula to secondary students. Drilling the basic hula dance and teaching the ancient style of hula. The ancient hula requires the student to also learn the Hawaiian language and understand the poetry of their words describing the cultural ways, landscape and their deities. An intensive style of dance that is also been taught as a fun alternative to sports.
A storytelling way of teaching Hawaiian hula. The furry monsters, Princess Lafu and her best friend Nene are from the furry island, Aloha-Hula-Lei land. They discover that their hula land is under threat by the Sea Dragon Mo'o Pele and ask for help to chase the dragon away by learning the ancient powerful hula dance. The children are taught the basic hula steps through drama and are introduced to the Hawaiian implements.
The Dynamic Voice: For teachers and Drama students (Louise Britzman and Linda Cartwright are joint presenters of this programme)
The speaking voice is the fundamental mode of information delivery in a teaching environment. Its pitch range, intonation, diction and timbre can very often determine whether information is truly listened to and absorbed by the recipient or not. The Dynamic Voice Workshop is designed to train school teacher in the essential basics of extended voice delivery for the classroom. The content of this course can very easily be packaged to suit the needs also of school students studying drama. Emphasis would however be placed on the following additional areas - honesty in communication, feeding and receiving, accurate vocal portrayal of ideas in a given piece, accurate vocal portrayal of emotion in a given piece.
The book "Changing the world - One painting at a time" can be purchased for the school's library. Its last section is the Teacher Resource that can guide teachers in the implementation of in-class programmes. The book describes how special needs students can be inspired to develop an artistic career. The resource includes descriptions of how Key Competencies can be developed in class using arts media and how mainstream students can benefit from more interaction with students with disabilities in such a context.
We offer inspirational programmes including a documentary movie with a companion book showing how Yaniv Janson a teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder overcame communication disabilities by developing a visual language through art. He communicates in painting about environmental sustainability and climate change. The documentary includes interviews with Yaniv, his family and teachers and film of his shows and multiple awards. The companion book includes a teacher resource integrating the NZ curriculum into teaching about environmental sustainability both to students with disabilities and mainstream students. Special mention is made about developing Key Competencies teaching arts and environmental topics.
This workshop explores the Indian tradition of Henna body art. Participants will be given an insight into the history and culture of this ancient art, which is used in India to celebrate happy events such as Diwali and weddings. Students will then learn the practical skills of drawing traditional patterns free-hand, and applying the Henna paste to the skin. The designs will last up to a week on the skin, so participants will have a great souvenir from the workshop!
Quirky, highly original acoustic music for children (and grown-ups too)played by a three member group (guitars, ukulele, double bass, percussion and voice). Many curriculum links in song content.
ARRANGING: If your band/orchestra/ensemble requires specific instrumentation at levels to suit the abilities of the players, I will arrange any song musically and add improvised parts for soloists where necessary. Any level. Any style.
Exploring music that enhances the drama - either a short story/play the class has written or a library book that the class has summarised. Class interaction and class performance.
COMPOSING: An easy and fun approach to composing music. Techniques and instrumentation, style and moods are explored. Corresponding with the curriculum or tailored to suit individual needs. From traditional classical to modern methods. Media music and moods are explored.
Combining physical comedy and juggling with the subtle art of mime, Fergus Aitken presents thought provoking performances that enhance students' communication skills and stimulate social awareness, all while they are having a good laugh. Visual and verbal comedy shows engage the audience and powerfully demonstrate abstractions of important social values such as personal responsibility and self esteem while developing commonly- held notions of language and expression. Fergus has toured extensively throughout NZ schools, entertaining many thousands of students since the early 1990s with his award-winning Mr Fungus show. Shows can be 30-50 minutes duration.
Fergus is a leading teacher of mime and physical theatre. Workshops are designed to introduce students to a variety of movement forms, including illusionary mime; slow-motion; robotics. Physical comedy and characterisation is explored through a variety of exercises and improvisations. Personal movement analysis builds awareness of the individual's unique qualities. Basic juggling and object manipulation can also be covered.
Fergus is a leading teacher of mime and physical theatre. His workshops for Teachers are designed to cover techniques involved in introducing students to a variety of movement forms. Among the areas covered are illusionary mime, slow-motion and robotics. Access to physical comedy and characterisation is explored and developed through a variety of exercises and improvisations. Personal movement analysis builds awareness of the individual's unique qualities. Basic juggling and object manipulation can also be covered. Fergus's approach to teaching juggling ensures a thorough understanding of the factors required for successful tutoring in this area.
This award-winning visual and verbal comedy show engages the audience in a high energy blend of mime and juggling to amusing soundtracks. Fergus has toured extensively throughout NZ primary and secondary schools, entertaining many thousands of students since the early 1990s. Shows can be 30-50 minutes duration.
Strike performs a 45 minute show that introduces a broad range of modern percussion and draws on styles from around the world. Includes student participation, and interaction with the audience. Shows area tailored to different age groups.
The Strike Education Residency is tailored to suit the host school and it's community. Strike undertake a series of concerts, workshops, masterclasses and other initiatives over a week-long period. They develop the teamwork and leadership skills inherent in music performance and they inspire students to become active participants and audience members in the arts.
This is a NEW workshop that VDL has created and is a 'contemporary' spin to Pacific dance from years of experience being in the Pacific dance entertainment industry specialising in Samoan Traditional and Pacific Contemporary dance styles. During this workshop students will learn about dance technique, body movement, rhythm, collaboration amongst peers, group participation, different use of Pacific Traditional/Contemporary music and how it's incorporated into this EXCITING NEW workshop. A fusion of Pasifika movement at its best and a universal experience that VDL has created to cater to ALL that want to get in touch with the 'PERFORMER' within.
INFO: A contemporary spin to the Tradition Samoan dance piece SASA which is part of the Dance curriculum level 2 and 4. In completion of this programme students will know how to be confident in group settings, collaborate basic dance sequences with their peers, movement, dance technique, body posture, rhythm and body percussion which will be accompanied by LIVE pacific drumming. A great universal experience that has no limits on age, group numbers, location and time.
Belly Dance (Raqs Sharqi) is a sophisticated and complex dance form which involves a unique, identifiable dance vocabulary. To perform it safely and well requires specific body movement training and an understanding of the performance, cultural and musical concepts unique to Raqs Sharqi. Like most sophisticated dance forms it can take many years of study to develop both the technique and understanding required to master the dance. The complexity and number of branches within the genre means that specialisation is almost essential to become a master of any single aspect. Belly Dance Building Blocks is designed to give an introduction to Belly Dance movement and concepts. It is a program of workshops and classes involving a 2 hour introductory lecture and a minimum of 10 hours dance tuition; students build an initial Raqs Sharki dance vocabulary and are introduced to its unique cultural heritage and approach to performance and dance. The Introduction of a dance/choreography for performance in either Tribal or Balady style which encompasses the movements involved in the training, will allow students to focus and develop their dance understanding and ability moving towards performance standard. Belly Dance Building Blocks encompasses all of the curriculum strands in dance: developing practical knowledge in dance; developing ideas in dance; communicating and interpreting in dance and; understanding dance in context. The program is relevant in work towards AS9001 Compose Movement Sequence by expanding movement vocabulary and exploring aspects of movement composition and musical interpretation. The choreographies presented and taught in the sessions may be considered for use toward Dances AS9002 Perform Dance Sequences and AS9003 Performance of a dance as a member of a group. The program can be adapted to suit students at all levels from junior to senior secondary school.
Saiidi is the dance of Port Al’siiad in Egypt; the home of the Arabic horse. The legend tells that a true Arabic thoroughbred will dance when the Saiidi Rhythm is played. This is an energetic dance, often performed with an assaya (dance stick). It requires some precision of foot work and a lot of energy! The Saiidi short program covers: • Cultural Placement of Saiidi Dance • Rhythm identification and familiarisation • Movement training • Introduction of a short dance sequence for performance Saiidi short program encompasses three of the curriculum strands in dance: developing practical knowledge in dance; communicating and interpreting in dance and; understanding dance in context. The program is relevant in work towards AS9001 Compose Movement Sequence through expanding movement vocabulary and exploring aspects of movement composition and musical interpretation. The choreography presented and taught in the sessions may be considered for use toward Dances AS9002 Perform Dance Sequences and AS9003 Performance of a dance as a member of a group. The program can be adapted to suit students at all levels from junior to senior secondary school.
Kahleegy is the women’s dance of the gulf countries. This is a gentle feminine dance that can be performed by a wide variety of students with no particular dance experience. It is a dance developed for women by women in the segregated culture of the Gulf. Emphasis is on showing off the rich costuming, delicate hand and foot movements and displaying long healthy hair. The Kahleegy Short Program will cover: • Cultural Placement of Kahleegy Dance • Rhythm identification and familiarisation • Movement training • Introduction of a dance sequence for performance Kahleegy short program encompasses three of the curriculum strands in dance: developing practical knowledge in dance; communicating and interpreting in dance and; understanding dance in context. The program is relevant in work towards AS9001 Compose Movement Sequence through expanding movement vocabulary and exploring aspects of movement composition and musical interpretation. The choreography presented and taught in the sessions may be considered for use toward Dances AS9002 Perform Dance Sequences and AS9003 Performance of a dance as a member of a group. The program can be adapted to suit students at all levels from junior to senior secondary school.
Musical Interpretation for Dance encompasses two Dance Strands: developing practical knowledge in dance; developing ideas in dance and communicating and interpreting in dance. The workshop is relevant in working towards AS9001 Compose Movement Sequence through exploring aspects of movement composition and musical interpretation and expanding movement vocabulary. The program can be adapted to suit students at all levels from junior to senior secondary school.
Dance Creation encompasses the Dance Strands developing ideas in dance and communicating and interpreting in dance. The workshop is relevant in working towards AS9001 Compose Movement Sequence through exploring the practical requirements of creating a dance work. The program can be adapted to suit students at all levels from junior to senior secondary school.
Improvisation encompasses three Dance Strands: developing practical knowledge in dance; developing ideas in dance and; communicating and interpreting in dance. The workshop is relevant in working towards AS9001 Compose Movement Sequence through exploring the practical requirements of creating a dance work. It is also relevant to all aspects of Dance performance (AS9002 and AS 9003). The program can be adapted to suit students at all levels from junior to senior secondary school.
Colour and Energy in Dance encompasses the Dance Strands: developing practical knowledge in dance; developing ideas in dance and; communicating and interpreting in dance. The workshop is relevant in work towards all aspects of Dance performance (AS9002 and AS 9003 as well as AS9001 Compose Movement Sequence through exploring different concepts of dance performance. The program can be adapted to suit students at all levels from senior primary to senior secondary school.
This workshop is for teachers and support staff who are required to create dance or movement performance for students. No prior dance experience necessary; between 10 and 15 participants.
Art of Movement can provide direct assistance in the creation and tuition of choreographies to students involved in production. This may in include assistance with music selection or working with music as required and may cover a wide variety of dance styles.
My songwriting workshops are 2hrs and cover basic skills including getting started, rhyme and rhythm and song structure. Students don't have to play an instrument and they will write at least a chorus during the workshop, which they will perform to the group, individually, or in pairs if they prefer. I focus on lyric-writing but will help with melody/chords if time allows.
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)
Wouldn’t it be great to have your own school song? I can do that for you! I spend time at your school getting a ‘feel’ for the atmosphere, talking to staff and students and collecting ideas. I compose the lyrics using your Mission Statement, ideas from staff and students and include things that are particularly important to your school. The ‘finished product’ is up to you – e.g. backing track, chords to play along with, recording the song with selected students singing it/or the whole school. This and the method of teaching the song to the staff/students will be negotiated. Students feel extremely proud to sing their own school song. It’s a lovely way to bring students together as a whole school.
The Graduate Choir does not provide specific educational programmes on a regular basis, however we would be happy to hear from educators and artists who may wish to collaborate on various projects.
We perform electric ukulele concerts and workshops in schools . These inspire, are great fun and we have a great technique to educate budding musicians of all levels.
We can put you in touch with writers of plays you are currently studying (or considering studying), and help organise a visit, talk, or Q & A session on their life and work. Playmarket represents 90% of NZ's professional playwrights - many of whom are also actors and directors themselves.
A Playmarket staff member will visit and outline all the opportunities that Playmarket offers to young playwrights, which include several exciting competitions. We will explain how the organisation works both as a script developer and an agent to its client writers, how it can help teachers, and answer any theatre related questions. Playmarket represents 90% of NZ's playwrights.
Do you have a specific need related to practical theatre or film skills? Playmarket is a national organisation with contacts with most professional theatre and film practitioners - playwrights and screenwriters, actors, directors and designers of all kinds, who are often delighted to visit schools but need our help to make the right contact. We know who is touring where, when, and we can help put you in touch with just the right people for your students.
For a community event in your area from scrap to on the street. Using elements of programme 1,2,4 we can help you produce a spectacular procession. involves construction,dance music performance.
production of lighting structures using willow, paper and lit using tealights or battery packs. Alternative power source discussion. Coppicing and sustainable resource introduction with community use focus.
Creation of Giant Puppet structure from willow and/or junk.Sustainability - environmental impact.Teamwork and cooperation to achieve work larger than the individual. Myth story creation is available.
Mask making, costuming, prop production depending on needs. Creation of art from junk.
Using coppiced willow create a living structure with your class. Provides a great source of shade in the summer. Sustainabilty. Teamwork.
Our members have expertise in school visits and we can arrange visits for schools wishing to have a writer attend your school to deliver a workshop or talk. Our focus is on creative writing and literature and the key message we hope students will learn is that New Zealand writers and their writing is important and that creative writers can help them gain a facility with creative language.
“Circus teaches kids how to take calculated risks rather than dangerous ones,and it will even help them develop skills to survive right throughout life.” "Learning to juggle takes perseverance, learning to walk on stilts takes courage, learning to get back onto a unicycle after you’ve fallen teaches you to bounce back”. Worldwide research shows benefits of circus arts programs in schools; how it’s being used as a vehicle of delivering physical skills and attributes, developing values, virtues and life skills, acknowledging that circus is a positive alternative especially for youth deemed “at risk”, and for those looking for an alternative to the more traditional options available.
Share the artists passion and experience with wall art. The how's the why"s . Design through to application.
We touch on the history of wall arts. The complexity's of making murals , problem solving, teamwork.
This is as simple or challenging but always rewarding, Developing skills confidence and improving visual perspectives.
Murals can tell a story, aim for an ideal or raise awareness in society or environments.
A selection of age appropriate stories is present for the pupils. These stories involve the audience interacting with sound and actions. The stories are presented to engage the minds eye (imagination of the listener) so props are not used and the backdrops and costuming are kept simple to add to the experience while not distracting the listener from the thinking/imaging. The junior show is 40 minutes long and the other shows (middle, senior and whole school) are 60 minutes. Workshops on Oral language development and public speaking are available for pupils over 7 years of age and a Staff professional development workshop (SPD) is also available. See www.gordonhall.co.nz for more info on shows, workshops, SPD and the stories synopsis.Also see http://www.gordonhall.co.nz/primary.htm
Both the Senior Primary and Junior High School shows or a combination of these are available for intermediate schools. See http://www.gordonhall.co.nz/intermediate.htm
See the Primary School and High School (programmes 1 and 2) above for details. A whole school show is available for Y1 to Y12 students. See http://www.gordonhall.co.nz/area.htm
A selection stories is present for the pupils. These stories can all be used just for fun and as an example of oral language in use or some can be used to look at issues such as ‘world and domestic violence’ will other look at the human dynamic as in ‘you can be anything you what’. The stories are presented to engage the minds eye (imagination of the listener) so props are not used and the backdrops and costuming are kept simple to add to the experience while not distracting the listener from the thinking/imaging. The shows are 60 minutes long and workshops on ‘Oral language development’, ‘public speaking’, drama basics’ and ‘improvisation’ are available for pupils and a Staff professional development workshop (SPD) is also available. See http://www.gordonhall.co.nz/high.htm for more info on shows, workshops, SPD and the stories synopsis.
This is a Drama/Storytelling workshop that is designed to allow Drama Queens to soar and Shy Bunnies to take a step into the light...and quite like the experience! The workshops, which can range from 3 hours to three days are full of dress ups/games/ challenges,/ fun/ awareness of others and their feelings/ improvisation/play productions/producing their own fairy tales/story structure/theatre disciplines and respect for others/public speaking/ breathing techniques etc During the sessions photos are taken and the school recieves a DVD storyboard of the work the children/young people produce. Workshop is presented by Mary Kippenberger
Wintergreen Creative offers workshops in devising, physical theatre (Viewpoints & Suzuki Method of Actor Training), Laban, character creation, warming up/ down, approaching text, creating an ensemble and improvised theatre. The one-woman show, 'Rapanui- the song of stone,' is available for in-school performances. Lisa is also available for artist residencies.
A workshop exploring storytelling traditions of the world. An opportunity for students and teachers to see, use and replicate various storytelling artifacts including the Japanese 'kamishibai', Indian 'patua' and African 'storytelling nets.' An opportunity to experience the diversity of the storytelling experience.
A workshop culminating in the production of Aesop Fables as filmed animations using shadow puppetry. This programme needs to take place in several parts over the course of weeks.
A workshop in the traditional art of Japanese 'kamishibai' storytelling theatre. Students will have the opportunity to see and hear a kamishibai performance before making their own. Workshop culminates in the sharing of students work.
An opportunity for an audience to experience the art of traditional storytelling. Programme includes a variety of traditional stories including myths, legends, folktales, fables and wondertales. Bookings can be made with or without the addition of a musician.
Workshops using process drama of varying durations developed in consultation with teachers to reflect specific curriculum focuses.
A selection of evening, half and full day workshops for adults in the areas of arts education. Specific areas of focus include storytelling, drama and integrated arts.
A workshop encouraging student's own storytelling. Students will have the opportunity to tell a story. Areas covered include: choice of material, presentation style and audience/storyteller relationship.Workshop culminates with the telling of students stories.
We highlight taonga - treasures which are valued by the Maori people of today and long ago, e.g. mountains, rivers, pounamu, tribal areas and canoes. This programme is available as Bi-Lingual or English
Popular Myths and Legends of the Maori people are portrayed in this programme, ranging from the launching of the Takitimu Canoe to Maui and his fish. This programme is offered with Maori, Bilingual or English narrations.
Basic Maori movement skills as defined in the Physical Education and Nga Toi Maori syllabi for schools. One hour, hands-on-workshop, students will participate in Maori movement with the use of music and traditional Maori implements.
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People of the Pacific is a dazzling, rhythmic spectacle, bringing to life the traditional songs and dances of New Zealand’s Maori and neighbouring South Pacific cultures. In addition to pieces from New Zealand, students will be thrilled by the choreography, music and colourful costumes from Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa and the Cook Islands.
To design and paint a mural includes a massive shift in scale, composition, colour harmony, drawing and painting, painting workshop practice, and design especially including much thought on what the mural says or means to the viewer which is the element we might call culture..
Contemporary Lyrical dance - to inspire what seems beyond range, ability. The work stretches and strengthens the body, mind, soul, spirit. It will renew, revitalise, recover, rehabilitate injury, fatigue, frustration, boredom. Works with tension, hyperactivity, lack of focus. It cultivates discipline - focus - flow. Choreography and repertoire for performance can be included into the classes, especially a block of classes. A dance therapy aspect can be included if desired. It is beautiful work. Designed for working with body, mind, soul and spirit.
The students will learn about the different families in the orchestra and explore the topic of sound.
The children will learn to express themselves through song, dance and playing. They will learn about the violin; what it is made of and how it sounds.
Students will learn strategies for coping with performance anxiety so that they can perform at their best with confidence.
Students will learn to work as a team, gain confidence and embrace new skills through learning a musical item. The item could be performed for the whole school at their next assembly.