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

 

Wellington celebrates International Dance Day

MEDIA RELEASE

5th April 2019



Wellington celebrates International Dance Day with dance workshops and performances.



Mudra Dance Company. Photo: Garside Imaging

Movement is a language spoken by us all. Movement is a universal language that belongs to everybody. “ - Karima MANSOUR (https://www.international-dance-day.org/messageauthor.html)

As part of UNESCO’s global celebrations for International Dance Day, YouthDance Education Trust is presenting a FREE programme of dance activities at Te Papa in Wellington on Sunday 28th of April.

Opening, 10.45am

Favourite nineties pop bands battle it out on the soundtrack of the opening performance by Shut Up and Dance. After trying out a few moves on the Te Papa forecourt head up to the level two foyer where renowned dancer and choreographer, Tanemahuta Gray, will give the welcome.

Workshops, 11.10am – 2.45pm

Have-a-go and learn a new dance - with nine workshops to choose from there is something for all ages and abilities, from Hip Hop to West African dance. Grab a partner and join in the Scottish ceilidh with traditional Celtic music from Victoria University Folk Club. It’s the last day of the school holidays and we have some workshops just for kids including Hawaiian dance, ballet, Capoeira and jazz dance.

Performances, 3.00 – 4.00pm

We celebrate the diversity of dance in Wellington with a performance on the Te Papa marae. Enjoy the percussive rhythms, sounds and dances of Africa, with Moringa Dancers and Kubatana; experience Indian classical dance from the vibrant Mayur Dance Academy; Polish children’s dance ensemble Orleta present traditional folkloric dances; and Mirian Caberlon’s Belly dancers join us for the first time; other cultural performances include Samoan Sasa and Israeli dance, plus a variety of dance genres - contemporary dance, hip hop and jazz.

International Dance Day

UNESCO’s International Dance Day was created to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together with a common language - dance. YouthDance Education was formed in 2000 in Wellington and every year we produce a free International Dance Day event.

Links:

www.internationaldanceday.org.nz

https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDanceDayWellington/

https://www.instagram.com/internationaldanceday_wgtn/


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland