Graduates of our Third Age performance programme, storming the stage and discovering the joy of being seen and heard. By a full house no less! The fundamentals of improvisation theatre (improv) were used to build a range of skills before participants embarked on a devised theatre process that begun with a blank canvas, slowly coloured by the histories and the idea of the people in the room.
As the graduates of our Third Act performance programme head into production week, the show’s Director chats with Jesse on RNZ National. Take a listen here.
Settle back with a cuppa and listen to this great podcast interview all about Voice Arts and what got us here!
Flick over to your Facebook page to check out this short video where members of our social drama classes speak to how applied improvisation stimulates the brain and heart.
Thanks to funding from the Lottery Minister’s Discretionary Fund, our Creative Director was able to attend the international applied improvisation / performance conference held in Avila, Spain. The theme of the conference was “From History to Our Story.” The conference was attended by over 100 delegates from 19 different countries and provided an opportunity for our Director to network with experts in the field and to hear first hand about the latest research and application of performance as a tool for development and wellbeing. We’ve shared our learnings in person and with our sector, and we share it here with you.
It was a pleasure to be presenting at this pacific rim webinar. You can watch the recording of this joyful event here:
In partnership with Dementia Wellington and the YODAT Trust we are researching the benefits of play and performance for those living with dementia. The evidence in so far indicates the experience is cognitively developmental!
Thanks to the fabulous team at Arts Access Aotearoa for casting the spotlight on our free Social Drama for Seniors programme.
We were online with the Alzheimers NZ Conference playing with delegates and showcasing our approach to supporting and developing those living with dementia. We have training available for caregivers who would like to learn how to bring more joy, more relationally and more curiosity to their work. Contact us!