Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Graceful dancer turns up the tempo

Graceful dancer turns up the tempo

Grace Woollett is a year-three dance student at Unitec, doing a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts and majoring in contemporary dance.

"I became interested in contemporary dance at around the age of 10," says Grace.

She is also in her third year teaching contemporary dance at Marian McDermott School of Dance Tutors, where she shares her passion and innovative ideas for dance with her students.

She began her teacher training with Collete Arnold in 2009, and enrolled in full time study at Unitec in 2010.

In October this year, Grace represented Unitec at Tertiary Colours during the Tempo Festival of New Zealand Dance, which is a competition between the top dance schools in the country.

Grace has learned an array of dancing skills on top of contemporary, including jazz, ballet and hip hop. From 2008 to 2009, she became a member of One Step Beyond Dance Company and has since been invited to choreograph works for them, as she has a keen interest in choreography as well.

In fact, One Step Beyond performed one of Grace's works at the Tempo Dance Festival in 2010, called Anonymous and was a great success.

This November, Unitec unfolds the next wave of graduate talent. You're invited to come and get a new perspective as we celebrate the creative minds of the future. Gradfest 2012 brings together the very best work by our Creative Industries and Business graduates. Be inspired by fresh talent, see new ideas in action and watch where the industry is heading.

Gradfest will celebrate more up-and-coming dance performers like Grace. It will also showcase a variety of dance students who have made a difference through Unitec, and are great representatives of the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts programme.

Join us at the opening night for the Unitec Dance Showcase on Thursday, 22 November at 7pm at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls.

For Tickets: Book now at iTICKET.co.nz or call (09) 361 1000. Booking fees apply. http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/nov/mmxii-the-future
Cost: Adults $15, Concession $10, Students/Unitec grads $5 * 25% discount for pre-bookings of 4 or more.

For more information and the full programme of events for Gradfest 2012 go to http://www.unitec.ac.nz/current-students/gradfest-2012.cfm


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Prue Hyman On ‘Hopes Dashed?’

For Scoop Review of Books, Alison McCulloch interviewed Prue Hyman about her new book, part of the BWB Texts series, Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Chuck Berry (And James Comey, And Bill English)

Back when many people were still treating rock’n’roll as a passing fad – was calypso going to be the new thing? – Chuck Berry knew that it had changed popular music forever. What is even more astonishing is that this 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis could manage to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented. More>>

Howard Davis Review:
The Baroque Fusion Of L'arpeggiata

Named after a toccata by German composer Girolamo Kapsberger, L'Arpeggiata produces its unmistakable sonority mainly from the resonance of plucked strings, creating a tightly-woven acoustic texture that is both idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable. Director Christina Pluhar engenders this distinctive tonality associated with the ensemble she founded in 2000 by inviting musicians and vocalists from around the world to collaborate on specific projects illuminated by her musicological research. More>>

African Masks And Sculpture: Attic Discovery On Display At Expressions Whirinaki

Ranging from masks studded with nails and shards of glass to statues laden with magical metal, the works are from ethnic groups in nine countries ranging from Ivory Coast to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More>>

Obituary: Andrew Little Remembers Murray Ball

“Murray mined a rich vein of New Zealand popular culture and exported it to the world. Wal and Dog and all the other Kiwi characters he crafted through Footrot Flats were hugely popular here and in Australia, Europe and North America." More>>

ALSO:

Organised Choas: NZ Fringe Festival 2017 Awards

Three more weeks of organised chaos have come to an end with the Wellington NZ Fringe Arts Festival Awards Ceremony as a chance to celebrate all our Fringe artists for their talent, ingenuity, and chutzpah! More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Wellington Writer Wins $US165,000 Literature Prize

Victoria University of Wellington staff member and alumna Ashleigh Young has won a prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature Prize worth USD$165,000 for her book of essays Can You Tolerate This? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: We’re All Lab Rats

A couple of years ago, there were reports that Silicon Valley executives were sending their children to tech-free schools. It was a story that dripped of irony: geeks in the heart of techno-utopia rejecting their ideology when it came to their own kids. But the story didn’t catch on, and an awkward question lingered. Why were the engineers of the future desperate to part their gadgets from their children? More>>

  • CensusAtSchool - Most kids have no screen-time limits
  • Netsafe - Half of NZ high school students unsupervised online
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Education
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news