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

 


Cook Islands Performing Artist in Residence

/

For immediate release

Cook Islands Performing Artist in Residence

Whitireia performing arts programme leader, Tuaine Robati, has been selected as the Pacific Dance Artist in Residence for 2014. This artist in residence is offered to established dance practitioners of Pacific Island heritage and is the only one of its kind offered in New Zealand.

The working title of this year’s residency is Pureu; meaning blossom or bloom. The aim of the residency, which is workshop based, is to foster and enhance pride in being of Cook Islands descent – this is through engaging in heritage, dance and culture. Workshops are tailored for secondary school students who will be taught by Robati and guided by Whitireia Performing Arts graduates who will also be mentored as part of the residency.

This residency is a wonderful opportunity for students said Tuaine. “It will build confidence and pride in Cook Islands heritage as well as raise educational aspirations and achievement for students. I am excited to be given this opportunity.”

The residency will see Robati based in Porirua at Pataka Art + Museum, on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday. This is the fifth year of the residency and the second consecutive year that it has been hosted in Porirua.

In addition to teaching on the performing arts programme at Whitireia, Robati is also the Artistic Director and International Tour Director for the groups of students he leads to international festivals each year; he has been doing this since 1994. He is also a Cooks Islands Community Liaison at Whitireia. In 2013, he was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to Education and Pacific Communities.

The residency was launched on Saturday 26 April.

The Pacific Artist Dance Artist in Residence is supported by Pacific Dance New Zealand, DANZ (Dance Aotearoa New Zealand), Creative New Zealand and Pataka Art + Museum.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news