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Evans Bay Intermediate

Region: Wellington

Art form: Dance / Ballet

Project name: Get Dancing

Creative name: Lauren Byrne

Project information: This project will provide students with authentic learning experiences through opportunities to collaborate with Royal New Zealand Ballet dance educators and create their own dance to perform to an audience. Students will also get to go behind the scenes of the Dance Centre (seeing the costume department and dancers in action) and go to a couple of live performances.

We want students to get involved and express themselves creatively. We intend to focus on developing practical knowledge: exploring movement with a developing awareness of the dance elements of body, space, time, energy, and relationships. We want to get more students involved in dance, participating and contributing and experiencing the magic of ballet. The project’s activities would be relevant and accessible to all students, no matter their background. The live Royal New Zealand Ballet performances would inspire students to engage in their own performance, whilst the tour would give students a taste of what the dance industry looks like.

Project starting: February 2021

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