Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


NZ School of Dance scores a hat-trick

New Zealand School of Dance scores a hat-trick

The New Zealand School of Dance has produced another award-winning dancer, with second year student Christopher Rickert taking out the Supreme Award at the Alana Haines Australasian Awards on Easter Sunday.

Nineteen year old Chris was competing against 64 other competitors from throughout New Zealand and Australia and received $4,000 in prize money.

Chris will use this money to compete at the New York International Ballet Competition in June which culminates in a series of performances at the prestigious Lincoln Center home to the New York City Ballet.

Eleven dancers received cash prizes including two other students from the New Zealand School of Dance.

The prestigious Alana Haines Awards attracts dancers aged between 13 and 21, and was set up by two former New Zealand Ballet Company members in memory of their daughter. Judges for the event included Gary Harris, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Michela Kirkcaldie, Senior Classical Tutor at the Australian Ballet School.

Over the past twelve months the New Zealand School of Dance has secured top honours at three major dance events, The New Zealand National Ballet Award (Christchurch) won by Marysa Dalton, the Sir John Logan Campbell Ballet Trust Award (Auckland) won by Craig Davidson and now Christopher Rickert's success at the Alana Haines Australasian Awards.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news