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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.

Artist Information

Yaniv Janson

Website: http://www.y-artist.blogspot.com

Phone: 0272881949

Email: yaniv@egl.ac.nz


See my CV at: http://y-artist.blogspot.com/p/trial.html

Community arts experience.
Over 30 art exhibitions, in NZ and abroad; in schools and community galleries.

Skills and abilities:
Yaniv is an 18 year old artist who works together with Annick an Education Psychologist to create positive role models experiences for students with disabilities, their teachers and families.

Relevant qualifications:
2010 Diploma of Art and Creativity student (TLC: International School of Art and Creativity, Wellington).
2009 Certificate of Art and Creativity, TLC: International School of Art and Creativity, Wellington and Hillcrest High School, Hamilton, year 13.
M.A. Clinical Psychology

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Painting

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Large (20+)

Regions: National

Space and Resources Required: Computer, DVD player

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: Screening movie

Cultural Context: European, 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


Some Hamilton schools have indicated their interest in piloting this new programme and screening this documentary. The documentary was chosen by AutismNZ, Hamilton branch for screening at the Disability Pride Film Festival, Sept 2010.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes

Photos of Relevant Work by This Artist

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