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Masquerade - Mask Making

Teaching, encouraging and assisting students to devise, design and create their own masks - to a specific theme, era, purpose. Could be for a school production, masquerade party, cultural exploration. Children will learn many creative techniques around mask-making and decorating, the masks can be worn and/or displayed to wider community, and there is a large creative element involved. And lots of fun. Children will gain ideas and skills to be able to create their own masks. I will provide the masks and resources.

Artist Information

Sally Blyth

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

Phone: 09 5201199 or 021 480323

Email: sally@beyondlimits.co.nz

Qualifications

Self-taught practising artist.
Trained facilitator, working with variety of groups from community to business, children to adults. Workshops offered range from creative through to business and strategy.
Have worked regularly with primary school groups.
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Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Designing, creating and hand decorating masks

Languages Spoken: English, Some French, German

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

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Auckland

Space and Resources Required: I will supply masks, but any decorating embellisment resources available through the school would be good, Materials

Indicative Costs:

  • $100 per hour
  • Materials: $150

Mode of Delivery: Workshop

Cultural Context: European, European, Asian, Pasifika, Maori

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:

Victoria Avenue School, Remuera (have run numerous mask making classes/workshops with great success and wonderful masks created)

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

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