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

 


Black Grace eyes Whitireia students

Black Grace eyes Whitireia students

Black Grace founder and Artistic Director Neil Ieremia and one of his dancers carried out a workshop with Whitireia Performing Arts students in Wellington recently.

Students were treated to a two hour workshop by New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance company. “This was a wonderful experience for our students” said Pip Byrne, Programme Manager, Whitireia Performing Arts. “This workshop was the first we have held with Black Grace, it’s a new initiative. We are currently discussing the idea of providing these on a yearly basis with some of their dancers.”

Black Grace has become internationally renowned for its artistry, creative excellence and innovation, while also being the world’s leading exponent of Pacific contemporary dance.

Two students have an opportunity of a lifetime coming up as a result of the workshop. Black Grace has offered two Whitireia male Performing Arts students an internship. Andy Tilo and Callum Sefo will train and rehearse during December with the world renowned troupe and may then be selected to travel to America to perform with them.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for these students” said Byrne. “Our students are having the opportunity to further train with some of this country’s most talented Pacific, contemporary dancers. We are proud of the success of these students – this success endorses the quality of our students, our programmes and tutors.”

The Whitireia Bachelor of Applied Arts (Performing Arts) programme teaches students extensive knowledge of dance genres and artistic endeavour in Māori, Samoan, Cook Islands and New Zealand contemporary dance. Performance and touring forms a significant part of the Performing Arts programme at Whitireia.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

TV3 Video: NZ Praised For Sportsmanship After Cricket World Cup Final Loss

New Zealand may have been outplayed in the Cricket World Cup final by Australia, but received praise worldwide for their graciousness in defeat. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Werewolf: Finding Love In Hell

Will it really be 25 years in May since David Lynch’s Wild at Heart won big at Cannes, nabbing no less than the Palme d’Or? Amazing but true, and yet the film that was briefly Lynch’s most feted, now seems to be his most forgotten. More>>

ALSO:

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news