The NZDC Youth Spring School 2018
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Mon 08 Oct 2018, 09:00 am
8 days ago, Sat 13 Oct 2018, 04:00 pm
113/115 Wellesley St West
Dance, Teaching, Workshop, Professional Development
For more information and to register for NZDC Youth Spring School 2018, please visit: nzdc.org.nz/seasonal-schools or call 09-378-7361
NZDC YOUTH SPRING SCHOOL 2018
Dates: Monday 8 – Saturday 13 October 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Wellesley Studios, 113 Wellesley Street West, Auckland
Age: 12+ years
Cost*: $350 each
*There is limited opportunity for financial assistance, which is based on hardship and need. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please email Tammi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESPECT: Perspectives in Motion performance
Date: Saturday 13 October 2018
Location: Atrium, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Free to watch
This is a unique opportunity for young dancers to train and perform with The New Zealand Dance Company during a week of their school holidays. Running 9am – 4pm from Monday 8 October, the programme has levels to cater for both new and experienced movers. Participants will learn techniques and explore choreographic processes at Wellesley Studios, the central Auckland world class dance house where NZDC is resident company.
Together the students and professionals will create a performance entitled ‘RESPECT: perspectives in motion’, responding to Auckland Museum’s ‘Are we there yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa’ exhibit. The piece, for male and female dancers, will be showcased at 1pm on Saturday 13 October to close the powerful exhibit that celebrates the 125thAnniversary of the first Women’s Suffrage in Aotearoa. In a unique and inspiring intergenerational programme, the performance will also include the talent from NZDC’s Feisty Feet Senior Dancers programme, expressing NZDC’s philosophy of all being young at heart.
Leading the 2018 Youth Spring School is NZDC’s Katie Rudd, one of New Zealand’s elite contemporary dancers. A Company member since 2015 and full-time since 2016, Katie has performed in many national and international tours for NZDC’s celebrated works including Rotunda, Lumina, The Absurdity of Humanity, Kiss the Sky, and OrphEus -a dance opera by Michael Parmenter. She is highly sought after as a tutor, leading many of the Company’s Youth and Community Engagement Programmes including other Seasonal Schools and school workshops.
Katie sees it as a privilege to help young talent discover their passion for dance:
“I hope to challenge them physically with a range of movement styles and techniques, as well as stimulate their creativity through research, improvisation and choreographic tasking,” says Katie about the upcoming Spring School. “The studio will be an open space where we can have fun, experiment and learn, and ultimately enjoy a week of creating exciting contemporary dance together.”