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The Myths of Aotearoa

Drama workshops that explore Maori myth and legend. The students work within dramatic conventions to create a performance piece focusing on Maori myth.

Theatre Devising Class

Extension class for senior students or offered to school leavers as development of creative theatre participation after graduation.

Band Poster

Design a poster for the school band. How to use Photoshop or Illustrator and take awesome digital photos to use in your design. Learning skills that are relevant to youth.

Cardboard Sculpture

Use this cheap resource to create massive sculptures. An introduction to recycled sculpture. Students will learn to work together to create a huge temporary structure.

Multi Media

Using differEnt media to create an artwork. get out the spray can and stencil an artpiece. Throw paint around or use computer manipulated images. Using contemporary technologies.

New Media Art Workshop

New media workshop will help kids to learn how to integrate the elements of audio, video, still images and text for an exciting production with an interactive content. Investigation into the interaction between the audio and visual genre. The focus is on concept development, creating scenes with an emphasis on improvisation and stimulating imagination.

Schools to Strike

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.

Global Percussion-Indigenous Instruments

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.

Arhythmatic-Kanikani Pangarau

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.

Interactive Puppet Show called Matariki

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.

Giraffes Can't Dance

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.

A Blast from the Past

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.

STORIES ALIVE: Interactive Storytelling and Drama Worshops for Junior Classes

Through storytelling, drama and movement Helen Moran models drama taching practice and introduces your class to the world of a story of your choice in a colourful theatrical event.Every child participates, exploring elements, techniques and conventions of drama, experiencing at least 3 snd sometimes 4 of the learning strands.

IMAGinE Stories

IMAGinE Stories Told by Helen Moran Helen Moran, storyteller and actress has captivated and intrigued children as a performer and performance facilitator for 15 years. Fresh from the Storytelling as a Healing Art 2-week master class in Melbourne with US Storyteller and Psychotherapist Nancy Mellon, Helen offers a range of exciting storytelling programmes to enrich your classroom work. Her aim is to empower, inspire and fire the imaginations of children, and in her storytelling sessions there is opportunity for children to participate as actors or musicians, or be drawn in as listeners and watchers. Theatrical, eclectic, interactive, she blends poetry, percussion, costumes and props with storytelling. Passionate about the riches and wisdom inherent in folk sources, Helen focuses on traditional stories from a wide range of cultures. Helen tells stories all around the South Island, from preschool to adult audiences. She offers special seasonal programmes, and will source and tell stories around topics of your choice. Session time 45 –50 minutes, Yrs 0-8, Maximum Audience 100 Sessions $160 plus GST Helen Moran: hellnhighwater@hotmail.com, PH: 3655 227, Fax 03 3655 262, 027 453 5727

GETTING INTO DRAMA: Workshops for Primary and Intermediate Classes

Fast-moving, engaging, challenging! In all of these 45–minute workshops Helen Moran works with your class, sharing simple dynamic fun activities that you can use with confidence and apply to your own classroom drama teaching. Classes will explore elements,techniques and conventions of drama, fulfilling aspects of all 4 learning strands of thecurriculum.Rata and the Totara Tree (NZ) Years 3 – 8 Respect for nature, and a lesson learnt! Movement, freeze frames, role play. The Four Clever Brothers (German Grimms) Years 4 – 8 A fun story about a dragon, a princess, and 4 fine lads learning a trade. An impossible task, but success is won through working together. Movement, characterisation, freeze frames and storytelling. Maui and the Sun (NZ) Years 5 – 8 Movement, characterisation, creating simple choreography, choral movement and speaking, role play. Stone Soup (Trad European) Years 3 - 8 A smart kid! Grethel’s courage and optimism pays off, and she runs rings around the adults! Storytelling, drama games, facial expressions, body language, mime, group work, improvised role play, and a celebratory dance! Tinirau and the Whale (NZ) Years 4 – 8 An action-packed myth about the first Whale Rider, Tinirau. It’s a tale of family breakup, reconciliation, courage, compassion and respect for animals, treachery and justice. Exploring body language, expression, storytelling and freeze frames. The Magic Drum (African) Years 3 – 8 An African tale about relationships and the consequences of selfishness. Role play, storytelling, movement, characterisation – fierce warriors, a wise chief, mysterious magical beings and a kermudgeon of a turtle! One Good Turn Deserves Another (Mexican) Years 3 – 8 A Mexican story about Coyote the trickster, highlighting fairness and what is means to be a friend. With movement activities, role play, and fabulous costumes, this story also offers great opportunity for follow-up role play. The Seven Ravens (Grimms) Years 4 – 8 A baby in danger, an angry father, boys who want to be heroes, a terrible enchantment, a little sister going on a quest to save her brothers! Movement, freeze frames, colourful costumes, role play, storytelling. Schnitzle, Schnotzle and Schnootzle (Austrian Christmas Story) Years 4 - 8 A lively heartwarming tale about a poor cobbler and his three sons, and that trickster, the King of the Goblins. Storytelling, characterisation, role play, dance, and Christmas props! Your Choice With notice Helen will design a workshop to explore a book or topic you are studying. SKILLS-BASED WORKSHOPS Robots and Rhythm physical improvisation Years 3 – 6 Photos! And Action! using freeze-frames Years 4 – 8 Mime Time mime games and skills Years 3 – 8 Cool Moves exploring movement Years 3 – 8 Mirrors, Masks and Magic! Introduction to mask Years 4 – 8 Intermediate Melodrama introduction to melodrama Years 6 – 8 Intermediate Scriptbuilding playmaking Years 7 – 8 All of these workshops are designed either to stand alone and give students a fun action-packed drama experience that can be extended by the teacher, or as starting points for larger drama units in line with the New Arts Curriculum. The story-based workshops are designed around stories that offer a wealth of material for primary and intermediate students to explore. The skills-based workshops are focused on different skills and can be tailored to explore a theme of your choice or to fit into a unit you are working on.

"Tricks of the Trade"

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

Basic Introduction to the Ukulele

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

Basic introduction to Cook Islands drumming

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

Basic Introduction to a Cook Islands Dance

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

Theatre Drama

MOVEMENT AND VOCAL SKILLS DEVELOPED CONFIDENCE IMAGINATION TEXT INTERPRETATION COLLABORATION GROUP DYNAMICS ENSEMBLE WORK SENSE OF RHYTHM ABILITY TO PLAY DISCIPLINE CONCENTRATION

Te Toi Maori

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.

Pacific Contemporary Dance

These programme are taylored to suit

Magical Masks!

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.

Our Stories

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.

Direction of School Productions

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

Gifted and Talented extension programme

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.

Photography and Pinhole

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.

Mural painting

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.

Consultancy Project

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.

Mosaic Workshop

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.

Fabric Workshop

The students will learn techniques using fabrics to produce banners and flags. This workshop will focus on design for achievable results.

Devised Theatre

Create an original performance using a Story, Image, Object, Proverb, Poem, etc. as the Point of Departure

World Song

Teach a variety of polyphonic songs from around the world

Professional Development for Teachers

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.

Heartbeat School Radio

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.

Student workshop

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.

Art Project

Work with a small group of students to design and create an piece of visual art for the school.

Professional Development Workshop

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.

Butoh Dance and Dance Therapeutics

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.

Dance in the Community

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 Works

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.

The Sound of Science

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.

Bandwagon 2

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.

Bandwagon 1

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.

A world of our own

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.

Singing Performance Master Class

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.

Choral Methods Workshop

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.

Choral Mentoring Programme

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.

Cameracraft - Digital &/or Film

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.

Photography & Photoshop Workshop/s

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.

Photography - The Computer Bits

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.

Education Teachers in Photography and Photoshop

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.

Paint making and painting

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".

Digital Film Making

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 Baker's Dozen

A fifty-minute schools' programme devoted to NZ playwrights.

FRANK'N'FRIENDS GREAT MAGIC SHOW

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.

Mural or sculpture in concrete

Research into images relating to a current topic being studied. Drawing and planning design. Working on site large scale. Confidence building. Personalisation of environment.

African Dance, Singing and Drumming

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 Based Drama for the Classroom or Workplace

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.

The Reluctant Writer – Using Drama as a Stimulus

1 and a 1/2 hour session with your students. Observe a drama lesson with your own class designed to enhance opportunities for writing.

Process Drama

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

Puppetry

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).

Storytelling Interactive 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

Cross Curricular Dance

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.

Dance P.E.

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.

Performance Projects

Another Dance Company create performance pieces for young people. Projects range from choreographing dance with young people to planning, creating and managing performance events.

Dance for children with Special Educational Needs

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.

Extended Schools and Community Dance

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.

Cello, Piano and Choral Coaching

We can offer chamber music coaching, cello and piano masterclasses, orchestral coaching/sectionals, choral coaching/choral conducting coaching.....in any combination.

Illustration

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.

Design a Dragon (or other mythical creature)

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

Illustration

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.

Ceroc French Jive

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.

Sway classes

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.

Princess Lafu

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.

Teacher Resource - Focus Special Needs

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.

Changing the World - One Painting at a Time

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.

Concert

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.

MR FUNGUS Intermediate/Secondary School Show

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.

Mime & Physical Theatre Workshop for Intermediate/Secondary School Groups

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.

Mime & Physical Theatre Workshop for Intermediate/Secondary School Drama Teachers

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.

MR FUNGUS Primary School Show

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 to Schools

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.

Strike Residency

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.

Pasifica (Pacific Drum Workshops)

COMING SOON....

Vision Dance Pasifika Workshops

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.

Vision Dance Rhythm Dance Workshops

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.

Dance Programme: Belly Dance Building Blocks

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.

Short Programme: Ethnic Based Dance Form

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.

Short Programme: Ethnic Based Dance Kahleegy

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

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 (Choreography)

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

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.

Colorus and Energy in Dance/Performance Dynamics

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.

Teacher and Staff Tuition for Dance

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.

Choreographic and Direction Service

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.

Songwriting workshop

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.

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)

Your own School Song

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

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.

PLAYWRIGHTS IN SCHOOLS

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.

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS - info and inspiration

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.

ALL THEATRE & FILM skills and events

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.

Carnival Creation

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.

Lanterns

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.

Giants

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.

Recycled Art Workshops

Mask making, costuming, prop production depending on needs. Creation of art from junk.

Living Structures

Using coppiced willow create a living structure with your class. Provides a great source of shade in the summer. Sustainabilty. Teamwork.

Writers in Schools

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 Skills

“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.

Mural projects/ workshop

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.

Storytelling ~ Primary Schools

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

Storytelling ~ Intermediate and Junior High Schools

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

Storytelling ~ Area Schools

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

Storytelling ~ High Schools

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.

Drama Queens and Shy Bunnies

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

Allan, Lisa - Wintergreen Creative

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 World of Stories

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.

Fabled Films

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.

Picture This!

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.

Performance Storytelling

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.

Imagined Worlds

Workshops using process drama of varying durations developed in consultation with teachers to reflect specific curriculum focuses.

Professional Development for Staff

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.

Tell me a Story

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.

Taonga

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

Maori Myths & Tribal Legends

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.

Te Reo Kori Workshops

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.

Please see the flyer here: Te Reo Kori Workshops ( 1 MB)

People of the Pacific

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.

Contemporary Lyrical Dance

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.

Learn about the Orchestra

The students will learn about the different families in the orchestra and explore the topic of sound.

Pre-primary Musical Fun

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.

Play Your Best Workshop

Students will learn strategies for coping with performance anxiety so that they can perform at their best with confidence.

Music in the Classroom

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.

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