African drumming is all about dance music. We will create and support a funky dance vibe by learning to drum in a way that creates contagious joy and makes people want to dance. Drumming technique, patterns and various rhythms will be covered and explained. Let’s make people dance to your drumming beats! No prior experience needed.
Learn fundamental moves and techniques for Tribal Style Belly Dance, a modern style of belly dance utilising group improvisation. With a powerful, earthy aesthetic with its roots in traditional belly dance and folkloric styles of dance from around the world, this style allows dancers to co-create performances together!
This workshop is for musicians who want to expand their rhythmic vocabulary. By drawing on 1000 year old poetry meters of Moorish Spain, musicians can access odd time signatures in a very natural way. Because these are originally poetry rhythms, they flow very in human, natural way despite being in unusual time signatures.
Come along for a fun time playing theatre games, improvising, devising and learning some basic theatre skills. We will start with some icebreakers and theatre games then move onto some theatre exercises such as mirroring and tableau’s then onto some group devising. You will have an enjoyable time making new friends and connections. Suitable for all ages.
This is a taster of the Pochinko Technique; a clown training technique created in Canada by Richard Pochinko. Definitely not limited to performers, the exercises in this workshop explore your inner creative impulse and help to create vibrant imaginary worlds. Perfect for any human with a love of imagination!
Music, song, games and exercises to attune young people and their families toward the wholesome power of mindfulness. Neuroscience has shown us that mindfulness supports positive changes in the structure of the brain and nervous system. Together in a supportive group we will explore mindfulness in a fun and playful way. For children 7 years and upwards, parents must attend.
Let’s ring the school-bell on normality and fling open the doors for PlayTime, a fusion of laughter yoga and song. Learn this ancient shortcut to joy and antidote to the stress of modern living. Laughter guaranteed. We will also engage in collective singing and dancing as an expression of the joy that is generated.
Diving into exploring the construction of present day mainstream Time. Deconstructing Time by looking to the long-term effects of following a Time that does not follow order and how it affects our collective consciousness on this planet. We will look at how the Gregorian Calendar and the Mayan Calendar were constructed. Creative experimentation with order and disorder.
Intermediate level te reo Maori class. It will involve a waiata, storytelling and a memorable high energy ‘work out’ where we create meaningful sentences to create a base knowledge of different grammatical structures (active, passive, negative, emphatic). If you want to extend your reo Maori or just want a place to korero, tena hara mai!
Join us as we go on a rhythmic journey through the Middle East. We’ll learn three popular rhythms and the playing technique. At the end of this workshop, will be joined by a Tribal Belly Dance Workshop, so that drummers and dancers get the chance to showcase their learnings and experience a co-creative live experience. No experience required.
Drawing from our ground, ancestry, roots and allowing the song to move up and out. The singer as a channel, resonance chamber, instrument. The song as a vessel, form, sequence, to be filled with presence and gifted outwards. Human song trees as a metaphor that bring resilience, fluidity and connection to the singer and performer.
From the big bang to the speed of light, rhythm defines our world. This workshop explores how rhythm permeates everything in our universe and how musicians can start to think differently about time, rhythm, and groove. A drummers most important job is to make time feel good, a big responsibility! Come along to learn some tools to do this.
Explore the rhythms of West African culture through songs, drumming and dancing. This is an opportunity for people to experience the joy of moving together and connecting with the drum, doing so to traditional West African rhythms. You’ll leave feeling connected to your body and the your community. All experience levels welcome.
Whakaraka are forms of Maori traditional games, using implements such as Ti Rakau (long stick) to demonstrate co-ordination of upper and lower body movements, attention to breathing and sound vibration in a collaborative environment for all ages. Come and participate in an encompassing and earthly experience using one of the many art forms of Maoridom.
Women gathering in a Circle to listen and share, building trust and confidence to share our heArts. Whether through song, prose, dance, stories, channelling. All women are welcome and encouraged to share. Embodying different Art forms, in order to heal the past, reclaim our present moment, and be strong for the journeys to come.
In this workshop we will explore a process called ‘Mining the Gold.’ The purpose of this process is to develop listening skills in distinguishing the ‘gold’ in another’s speaking. Developing our listening skills is an important part of ‘holding space’ and is practiced by Zenergy Global on training programs such as ‘The Art of Facilitation.’