DVDs

DVDs

 

Down the Back of the Chair

The Ministry of Education's catalogue of teaching and learning resources for schools.

Contemporary Dance 

Interviews with choreographers to help students understand the contexts of the dances and the choreographic process. Contains excerpts from Maui by Stephen Bradshaw; This Way Up by Catherine Chappell; and Queen Camel by Ann Dewey. Suitable for years 11–13. Order online or by phone 0800 660 662, or fax 0800 660 663. 

Ihi Frenzy Kit

Takes students behind the scenes of Ihi Frenzy by the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Te Matarae I Orehu. Includes interviews with the choreographers, designers, performers and technical staff. Suitable for years 9–13. Order online or by phone 0800 660 662, or fax 0800 660 663. 

Dancemakers 

Showcases contemporary dance by six NZ choreographers from Footnote Dance's 2005 season: Quintet by Moana Nepia; Kura by Moss Paterson; Outside the Square by Deirdre Tarrant; Plumage by Katharina Waldner; Mursh Mellow by Jeremy Nelson; and How Ugly is that Duckling by Raewyn Hill. Suitable for years 1–13. Order online or by phone 0800 660 662, or fax 0800 660 663. 

Top Shelf Productions

A production company specialising in documentaries. Copies of these DVDs are made on request. Costs vary. For more information on each of the documentaries. To order, email Topshelf@top-shelf.co.nz  or phone (04) 382 836

As It Is – Fragment (Douglas Wright)

Gloria (Douglas Wright)

I am a dancer (Douglas Wright)

Lullaby (Mary-Jane O'Reilly)

Red Herring (Mary-Jane O'Reilly)

Tide (Michael Parmenter)

Weightless (Michael Parmenter)

 

Royal New Zealand Ballet

A selection of resource material of performances by the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Order online or for more information contact the Education Manager on (04)381 9001, or email pascale@rnzb.org.nz

 

 Milagros 

Educational Resource ( 2 DVD's and booklet) 

The two disc set contains:
A documentary of a six minute extract from Milagros for use in the external assessment AS 90297 / AS 91211, choreography filmed in rehearsal and performance and interview footage with choreographer Javier De Frutos. The booklet contains comprehensive written analysis of Milagros designed to thoroughly prepare students for the external assessment. 

 

The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud

Educational Resource ( 2 DVD's and booklet)

The two disc set contains:
A documentary featuring interviews with choreographer Javier De Frutos, ballet mistress Turid Revfeim and RNZB dancers. The 2nd DVD has been prepared for use in the external assessment and contains a six minute extract of The Anatomy of the Passing Cloud followed by 10 minutes of black screen and the extract again (as per external assessment specifications).
The workbook contains comprehensive written analysis of The Anatomy of the Passing Cloud designed to thoroughly prepare students for the external assessment


    

What is Ballet?

An education resource for schools. Company dancer Shannon Dawson teaches some of the basics of ballet, together with extracts from RNZB repertoire. Students are then guided to make their own choreography.

 

Gibson Group Limited

A production company who make TV programmes and feature films. Copies of DVD's are made on request. Costs vary. For more information on each of the documentaries. To order email info@gibson.co.nz or phone (04) 384 7789.

50 Years on Their Toes

Royal New Zealand Ballet 

A behind-the-scenes look at the RNZB's preparation for their 2003 production of Romeo and Juliet. It cuts between the rehearsal process and interviews with the dancers. Ideal for studying ballet as a dance style, and to see how a production is put together. Suitable for years 5-13.

Tutus and Town Halls

Royal New Zealand Ballet

A behind-the-scenes documentary following a hectic five-week road trip as the Royal New Zealand Ballet takes its unique brand of dance out to small-town New Zealand. Dancers brave tiny stages, dodgy wiring and rickety town halls to entertain audiences in the heartland.

Jean, The Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet / Mary Jane O'Reilly

A television version of the ballet which celebrates the life and achievements of New Zealand aviator, Jean Batten. 'Jean' was commissioned by the RNZB to mark New Zealand's Sesquicentennial in 1990. This resource includes footage of the ballet plus teacher's resource by the choreographer. Suitable for years 5–13.

Choreographers

A selection of DVDs of dance works available for purchase directly from the choreographers.

Break

Fly

Hurtle

Mono Nuovo

 

Human Garden Productions

Films by Shona McCullagh. Order online or email films@humangarden.co.nz

Poi /Canopy

Jean, The Ballet (with Royal New Zealand Ballet)

Mary Jane O’Reilly

Works by Mary Jane O’Reilly. For more information email maryjaneoreilly@gmail.com

Beauty

Bronwyn Hayward

A compelling semi-autobiographical short film. A woman dreams of becoming a dancer but is told she cannot. Suitable for years 9–13. Email bronwyn.hayward@clear.net.nz

Move It

Anita Hutchins

A warm up, dance class, several choreographies and a warm down, taught by Anita Hutchins, winner of So You Think You Can Dance TV show 2006. Based on Ballet and contemporary dance techniques, the exercises and sequences are appropriate for anyone 10+. The DVD can also be used as a starting point or inspiration for movement based activities in schools. Order Online   

Carillion Dance - Peace Movements

Susan Jordan

A site specific work choreographed by Susan Jordan in 1991 around the National War Memorial Carillon Tower which soars above Pukeahu (Mt Cook) Wellington and whose music rings out over the city. The choreographer encourages the study of Peace Movements as a way of acknowledging WWI and subsequent wars NZ has been involved in. Teacher's resource contains DVD, workbook with links to the curriculum and NCEA, teachers notes about the dance, music, costumes and biographies.To order email: susan@jordanandpc.co.nz / 021 206 1835   

Run

Touch Compass

Touch Compass has produced a comprehensive NCEA dance education resource based on international choreographer Marc Brew's engaging and challenging work RUN. The resource includes DVD with full length work, exam excerpts, and interviews with dancers, composer and rehearsal director. To order email: info@touchcompass.org.nz / Ph: 09-550 64   

 
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