26 Mar 2012
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In 2012 the New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) marks its 45th anniversary. Established in 1967 to provide professional training for dancers in New Zealand, the school now has graduates dancing with ballet and contemporary dance companies around the world. There will be a number of events held this year for people to experience the school and to celebrate the NZSD’s 45 years. They include two upcoming performance seasons by students of the school.
New Zealand School of Dance, Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Wellington
One-hour performances of classical ballet and contemporary dance performed by the students of the New Zealand School of Dance. These intimate studio performances of new dance works and traditional classics are performed in the studio, where the students train and rehearse. This is a chance to see behind the scenes at our national dance school and get up close to this physically demanding and technically precise art form. Performances: 6pm Tuesday 3 April, 1.30pm and 6pm Wednesday 4 April. Entry by koha/donation, no booking required.
Te Whaea Theatre, 11 Hutchison Road, Wellington
This year's New Zealand School of Dance Choreographic Season titled 'On the Other Hand' introduces ten new works of expressive dance. Examining conversation through movement, this intriguing show is created by final year contemporary dance students of the New Zealand School of Dance. The choreographers have collaborated with set designer Oliver Morse and lighting and costume students from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School to build a multifaceted theatrical experience. Revealing elements of the set as the show progresses and the individual voices of its young protagonists, 'On the Other Hand' is dance that's impulsive yet enchanting. Bookings at www.nzschoolofdance.ac.nz