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

 


Exhibition Celebrates Power of Arts

Exhibition Celebrates Power of Arts

The power of the arts to change lives is being celebrated in a photo exhibition.

The exhibition is held at the Albert-Eden local board office on Dominion Rd until 9 May. It comprises images drawn from The Auckland Dance Project, an annual event led by Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) with artistic direction from leading dance professionals including Atamira Dance Company’s Moss Patterson. The project features young people who rehearse for up to six months before giving a performance to a paying audience with the APO providing live music.

So far the Auckland Dance Project has featured nearly 400 dancers, drawn from north, south, east, west and central Auckland, encompassing schools from decile one to 10. Several of those participants have gone on to study dance or performing arts at tertiary level.

The images were taken by leading photojournalist Adrian Malloch, who has followed the Auckland Dance Project since its 2011 beginning. “At heart I am a documentary photographer, so I try to tell stories with my images,” Mr Malloch says. “Being able to follow this over time has been a wonderful opportunity to create a body of work that will have increasing meaning and resonance.”

Like the Auckland Dance Project itself, the photographic exhibition is collaborative, and is part of an ongoing series hosted at the Albert-Eden local board office, celebrating local artists and arts organisations and facilitated by Auckland Council’s Community Development Arts and Culture team. The exhibition has been curated by Raewyn Whyte and Dr Linda Ashley.

“The photographs capture exceptional moments of excitement, learning and achievement, when music and dance combine to transform an ordinary experience into something extraordinary,” says Dr Ashley.

APO Chief Executive Barbara Glaser agrees, and believes the greatest value of the Auckland Dance Project lies in what it contributes beyond the worlds of music and dance. “What’s even more important is that participants develop life skills they will carry for ever, and catch a glimpse of something inspiring that lies outside their experience or imagination. That is the power of the arts.”

WHAT: The Auckland Dance Project: Selected Images 2011-2013
WHERE: Albert-Eden Local Board Office, 135 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden
WHEN: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm, until Friday 9 May
COST: Free

Background
• There have been three dance projects: Sacre (2011), Fireworks (2012) and Takarangi (2013)
Sacre was choreographed by Berlin-based dance personality Royston Maldoom, Fireworks andTakarangi were choreographed by Moss Patterson.
• Schools and universities to have taken part include: Tangaroa College (2011, 2012, 2013), University of Auckland (2011, 2012), Pakuranga Intermediate (2011, 2012), Kristin School (2011), Mt Albert Grammar (2011), Hay Park Primary (2011), New Lynn Primary (2011), Wiri Central School (2012), Unitec (2013), Waitakere College (2013), Balmoral School (2013).
• The 2014 dance project, Te Manu Ahi, again features Moss Patterson as artistic director, and takes place at the Aotea Centre on 22 October.
• Adrian Malloch has made the images available to view on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/827551163926620/

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

EPMU: Fourth Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Werewolf: The Complicatist : Bob Dylan Himself, And By Others

Bob Dylan is about to release a six CD version of the entire Basement Tapes sessions he recorded with the Band 40 years ago. To mark the occasion, I’ve rustled together some favourite cover versions of Dylan songs, and a few lesser-known tracks by the great man. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

Philip Matthews: Three words to describe the David Fincher film Gone Girl: cynical, topical and ridiculous. Ridiculous isn’t a negative. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Peace Vigils

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More>>

ALSO:

Te Papa: Rick Ellis Appointed New Chief Executive

The Board and Chairman of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa are pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Ellis as the new Chief Executive for the museum. More>>

Couture: New All Blacks Jersey Gets Team’s Seal Of Approval

More than two years in the making, adidas has today unveiled the most technologically-advanced and blackest All Blacks jersey ever, four days before the highly anticipated match against England. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news