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Strictly NextGen - The MTNZ Youth Boot Camp
19 - 21 August 2016, Berwick Camp, Mosgiel (Dunedin)
Friday 19 August
- 5pm - All attendees to be in camp
- 6pm - Welcome, housekeeping, weekend structure, introductions, Group allocations advised
- 6.15pm - Dinner
- 7.15pm - Knowledge Café - interactive around the table group forum on ideas, topics, etc. that NextGen would like to discuss
- 8.30pm - Wrap up Knowledge Café - supper and networking
Saturday 20 August
- 8am - Breakfast
- 9am - Session One commences
- Group One - Master Class - Flying Solo with Jennifer Ward-Lealand
- Group Two - "In Sync" which embraces the use of syncopation to heighten, bring variation and excitement to even the most basic of dance steps with Teesh Szabo
- 10.30am - Morning tea
- 11am - Session One continues
- 12.30pm - Lunch
- 1.30pm - Session Two commences
- Group One - "In Sync" which embraces the use of syncopation to heighten, bring variation and excitement to even the most basic of dance steps with Teesh Szabo
- Group Two - Master Class - Flying Solo with Jennifer Ward-Lealand
- 3pm - Afternoon tea
- 3.30pm - Session Two continues
- 5pm - Dinner
- 7pm - All come together and practice group dance
- 8.30pm - Supper and networking
Sunday 21 August
- 8am - Breakfast
- 9am - Q&A with tutors
- 10am - Get dressed for showcase and practice dance
- 10.45am - Showcase of group dance and a selection of the solo song performances
- 12.15pm - Close training school
- 12.30pm - Lunch and departures
FLYING SOLO Telling the Story in Song
In this workshop each participant is directed in a musical theatre song of their choice. There is a strong emphasis on identifying and developing the inner monologue, and how this focus serves the greater goal - that of engaging at a deeper level with the story of the song and, consequently, with the audience. Participants receive individual detailed direction and have the opportunity to observe their fellow classmates and engage fully in the process.
Since training at Auckland's influential Theatre Corporate, Jennifer has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, musical and radio for over 30 years.
In 1989/90, Jennifer toured NZ and internationally with THE FRONT LAWN and in the early 90s moved to Australia to appear in the comedy TV series FULL FRONTAL, and played Viola in the Adelaide International Festival's production of TWELFTH NIGHT.
On stage her work includes THE GOAT, THAT FACE, BERLIN, BREL (Metro Magazine's #1 Cultural Experience 2012), THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING (Best Ensemble & Excellence Awards, Auckland Theatre Awards 2015) for Silo Theatre, TWELFTH NIGHT, LE SUD, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, THE HERETIC and LYSISTRATA for Auckland Theatre Company, RITA AND DOUGLAS for Armstrong Creative and BETWEEN THE SHEETS and LUNCHEON at the Basement.
Jennifer's film work includes THE FOOTSTEP MAN, DESPERATE REMEDIES, THE UGLY, FRACTURE and LINDA'S BODY. Television includes FULL FRONTAL, XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS, SHORTLAND STREET, DUGGAN, INTERROGATION, AUCKLAND DAZE, THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS and THE GOOD WORD.
Theatre directing credits include. JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS and THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP for Silo Theatre, TIC TIC for Strata Creative, THE LAST FIVE YEARS and FALLOUT: THE SINKING OF THE RAINBOW WARRIOR for Last Tapes Theatre Company and most recently THE CHOICE for The Blue Baths in Rotorua.
Jennifer devised and performed the cabarets FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN featuring the songs of Marlene Dietrich, and THE LOOK OF LOVE which she has toured extensively throughout New Zealand, and in Australia. She works regularly as a voice over artist and can be heard as the character of DORABLE DUCK on the children's television series BUZZY BEE.
Jennifer was a founding board member of the Watershed Theatre and a co-founder of The Large Group and The Actors' Program. She is currently President of New Zealand Actors Equity, Patron of Q Theatre, and serves as a trust board member of Arts Regional Trust, Silo Theatre, Clarence St Theatre Trust, and Actors Benevolent Fund. In the 2007 New Year's Honours List, she was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to theatre and the community.
"In Sync" which embraces the use of syncopation to heighten, bring variation and excitement to even the most basic of dance steps.
Bringing together movers of any level, participants will develop skill and an understanding of how a company can move cohesively around a stage rather than the need for split choreography for dancers versus non dancers. We will experiment with basic dance steps bringing together spatial awareness including shapes, musical phrasing and patterns while embracing the often underutilised beats when setting musical numbers while working towards a showcase performance on the last day.
Trained both here in NZ and the UK, Teesh's varied career has seen her working as an Educator, Choreographer, Musical Stager and Performer in theatre, productions and television around the world and back.
Since returning to NZ after a 12 year departure, her choreography work has included MAMMA MIA, RENT, SPRING AWAKENING, CHESS and ASSASSIANS to name just a few. She has been fortunate to work as associate choreographer with Arlene Phillips in the UK and has extensive experience with showcasing new works at the Edinburgh Festive, various trade shows, TVC's with her work receiving numerous awards over the year. Equally comfortable on stage, highlights include performing alongside some of the greatest legends in musical theatre - Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Rita Moreno, Cyd Charisse, Russ Tamblyn and world renowned Illusionist Vince Carmen. Adding to this is working along-side the outstanding casts of Martine Guerre, Whistle Down the Wind as well as the Original London Cast of Mamma Mia and sailing the high seas as part of the entertainment set up teams for Princess Cruise Lines. A passionate educator, she has written various movement curriculums for early childhood centres in NZ and is Movement Specialist for the Junior Theatre Project NZ in conjunction with Hal Leonard Australia and Amici Trust. Development credits include Destination DANZ, a reference book soon to be published for the performing arts and when there is time she also works with some of NZ's National/International figure skating stars Teesh is truly excited to work alongside and inspire the participants of NextGen.