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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.

Artist Information

The Graduate Choir, NZ

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

Email: webmaster@graduatechoir.co.nz


Established in 2001, The Graduate Choir, NZ, is one of New Zealand's premier choirs. Known for the warmth and breadth of its sound, accomplished presentation of varied repertoire and the unique cultural blend of its singers, the choir consistently performs with high acclaim.

The Graduate Choir recently returned from an invitational tour of the UK and is touring the North Island in 2007.

The choir has strong ties with a number of Auckland schools, both through performances and the presentation of workshops, and its members were awarded Te Kupenga o Manukau Outstanding Adult Learner awards in 2006.

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Music

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Choral music

Languages Spoken: English, Repertoire sung in various languages, including Maori, Samoan, German, French, Latin.

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

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: Auckland, National

Space and Resources Required: Just time and ideas

Indicative Costs:

$500 + other expenses to be discussed

Mode of Delivery: Workshop, Performance, Presentation

Cultural Context: Maori, Pasifika, Asian, European


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


Copy and paste this url to listen/watch Henley School singing the song I wrote for their school http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_y43tV5b-w

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

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