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Photo Credits: (Left) Kerrin Burns, (Right) Footnote New Zealand Dance Company.
Human Dance is excited to begin our dancing year of 2021 with a creative workshop series / intensives lead by emerging choreographer Georgia Beechey. This workshop series will delve, in real-time, into the creative process of 2021 New Zealand Fringe Festival dance piece ‘Wisdom of Waters’, a collaboration from Speaking Spines.
ABOUT GEORGIA BEECHEY / SPEAKING SPINES COLLECTIVE
Paekākāriki-based former Footnote NZ Dance dancer and emerging choreographer Georgia Beechey is embarking upon her latest adventure in dance – directing the collaborative dance work Wisdom of Waters. As a dancer Georgia has been described as “genuinely mesmerising” (Theatreview) who “effortlessly steals the show with her attack and speed” (Theatre Scenes), and Human Dance is proud to support her transition into choreography. Georgia leads Speaking Spines, an all-female collective based in Pōneke/ Wellington. A team of 11 multi-disciplinary artists have come to together to collaborate on this creation.
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Wisdom of Waters is a movement meditation on what weaves women together in a work collaboratively created by women. The work somatically explores ancient and modern feminine figures and ideologies, weaving together a new choreographic and serpent-like movement language inspired from visual art, rituals, the texture of clay, mythology and snakes. The 11 wāhine in the piece are a mix of creators from dance and non-dance backgrounds, each bringing their own experiences and histories into the collaborative creative process to explore what an embodiment of female imagery, identity and energy feels and looks like.
The first two 2hr workshops will take place in the creation studio (30mins rehearsal viewing + 90mins dance workshop led by Georgia), in the third week participants will attend the Wisdom of Waters performance, and the fourth week will be a 2hr practical dance workshop exploring the performance concepts and choreography. Speaking Spines is excited share their devising process for other dance lovers to experience from the inside.
Workshop Saturday 20th February, 4pm – 6pm Tarrant Dance Studios (125 Cuba Street)
Workshop Saturday 27th February, 4pm – 6pm Tarrant Dance Studios (125 Cuba Street)
Performance Saturday 6th March, 7pm – 8pm BATS Theatre (1 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria)
Workshop Saturday 13th March 4pm – 6pm Tarrant Dance Studios (125 Cuba Street)
PRICE: $75 (Price includes 3x workshops and 1x ticket to the 7pm performance on March 6th). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for concession option.
PLEASE BOOK BY 17TH FEB 2021 SUITABLE FOR DANCERS OF ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE.
We can'r wait for this uniquely orchestrated workshop and to be a part of the Wisdom of Waters choreographic process!
Discover Balfolk – new ways of experiencing old dances - directed by celebrated dancer/choreographer Michael Parmenter.
ABOUT MICHAEL PARMENTER
Michael Parmenter is one of New Zealand’s leading dancers and choreographers. He has choreographed consistently for thirty years in New Zealand and internationally. His works span the spectrum from innovative solo works to large-scale opera-house productions. He directed his Commotion Company from 1990–2008 and has choreographed numerous works for Footnote Dance Company and the Royal New Zealand Ballet.
During the 80s he studied in New York with Erick Hawkins and in Japan with Butoh dancer Min Tanaka, and was a member of the company Stephen Petronio and Dancers 1983-84. In addition to being a leading teacher of contemporary dance technique, Michael has recently been developing the partner-improvisation forms PILOTING and TACTICS.
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Balfolk is a popular dance movement that has re-invented traditional European social dance forms and music as a vibrant dance experience. Partner dancers like waltz, mazurka, scottish and polka sit alongside group contra-dances, circle dances and mixers (dances structured to rotate partners) that are simple to learn and invite improvisation.
Michael Parmenter, includes regional French dances such as the chain dances from Brittany, the bourrées from the Auvergne along with dances from the Basque and Bearn regions of southern France.
10am - 4:30pm, Saturday 28th November 2020, Wellington
Balfolk dance 1 (10am-12pm) – “The More the Merrier"
Balfolk dance 2 (1-2:30pm) – “It Takes Two…”
Balfolk dance 3 (3-4:30pm mins) - “May I have the pleasure”
PLEASE BOOK BY 24TH NOV 2020. SUITABLE FOR DANCERS OF ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENECE
We are so excited about this special opportunity to learn social dances that are both fun and rich in cultural history from a New Zealand dance icon.
Come dance, have fun and get inspired!
SUN 6th JUNE 3-5PM & 12/13 JUNE 7-8.45PM
TUE 20th & 27th of JULY
Sessions are to be held on 20th & 27th July, $15 per session
Human Dance is thrilled to be hosting Footnote New Zealand Dance for a Masterclass as part of their upcoming national tour of The Movement. This opportunity includes a ticket to their performance featuring new works by four of Aotearoa’s most exciting emerging choreographers and a masterclass workshop taught exclusively for Human Dance.
Choreographed by Jeremy Beck, Forest Vicky Kapo, Amber Liberté, Ooshcon and Jahra Wasasala. Join us at The Movement for an antidote to apathy and inaction! The Movement is a quadruple bill of brand-new dance work from Footnote New Zealand Dance that amplifies important conversations about our world. The ever rising tide, the future of biotech, an acknowledgement of painful experiences and our collective approach to change. In combination with inspiring conversations, each of these provocations are explored in The Movement through powerful performances by Footnote’s stellar company dancers. The Movement will stir you to embrace the collective momentum that is needed in our world to change things for the better.
Suitable for the Human Dance community of adult contemporary dance enthusiasts.
TO REGISTER please book here before 5:00pm on Monday 31st May.
Tarrant Dance Studio Wellington East Girls College
Sunday 6th June 12th June OR 13th June*
3pm - 5pm 7pm - 8.45pm
$55 Includes Masterclass + General Admission Ticket to performance*
$35 workshop only
*Please indicate upon booking which performance date you wish to attend. For concession price on Masterclass & Show Ticket nundle please email email@example.com.
KAPA HAKA WORKSHOPS 20th & 27th JULY WITH TANEMAHUTA GREY
Te Auaha Studios
Join this amazing opportunity to learn from Tanemahuta Grey - contemporary dancer, Kapa Haka performer and Director of the Maori performance company Taki Rua. Tane has extensive experience in dance and Maori performing arts & an incredible talent for teaching. These workshops are the perfect introduction to Maori performing arts and an opportunity to learn new practices for existing Kapa Haka students.
The Human Dance Kapa Haka classes will allow participants to learn basic techniques and beginner level waiata (song), waiata-a-ringa (action song), and haka. Each month will have a different learning focus, so classes are booked separately for each month. Our experienced tutor Krystal Clarke will share her knowledge behind each movement and break it down in a way that all types of learners can understand.
Human Dance is thrilled to be hosting Footnote New Zealand Dance for a Creative Workshop as part of their upcoming national tour of Undercurrent. This special package includes a ticket to their performance featuring new works by choreographers Rose Philpott (Aotearoa) and Kota Yamazaki (Japan), and a masterclass workshop taught exclusively for Human Dance by two of Footnote’s dance artists.
This is a unique opportunity to engage with the creative process of Footnote’s latest choreographies through a combination of contemporary technique and repertoire. Workshop participants will be able to delve deeper into the Undercurrent performance by gaining insight into the choreographic processes, ideas, and movement.
Suitable for the Human Dance dancers of all experience levels. Registrations close 10:00pm on Monday 2nd November. Please note spaces are limited.
State Opera House
Thursday, 12th of November 2020
Ticket collection from 7pm in the foyer
Performance Starts 7.30pm
Tarrant Dance Studio, Cuba Street
Saturday 14th of November 2020
MASTERCLASS + SHOW TICKET HD EXCLUSIVE PRICE $45 concession / $55 full
(Performance ticket only outside of this offer can be purchased via Footnote Dance website, tickets start at $42+booking fee)
BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO ATTEND THE MASTERCLASS PLEASE EMAIL DANCE@HUMANDANCE.CO.NZ