We’re pretty excited at Mixit right now. Starting this Saturday a couple of key members of the incredible Red Leap Theatre Company are set to start tutoring the weekend workshops, showing us just how happy the marriage between dance and drama can be.
This follows on from 4 weeks working with the beautiful Gaby Thomas from Atamira Dance Company. With Gaby we started to create our own dance choreography, learning how to use everyday actions and words as a jump off point to find movement.
First up on the programme we have Tama Jarman, who (as well as smashing it as four square champion) will be showing the Mixer’s how to find some sweet characters through physical movement.
Tama recently performed in Red Leap’s ‘The Arrival’ in the mighty ASB Theatre at the Aotea Centre. As well as being a professional actor on stage and screen, Tama is a wicked break dancer. Here he is showing us how it’s done.
After Tama has shown us the ropes with physical characterisation, Justin Haiu will take over, direct from his stunning debut as part of the New Zealand Dance Company. Justin will take the characters we have created and use them to form some stylish physical sequences. Here he is busting some moves on a recent photo shoot.
Before you know it, we will all be amazing dactors doing mind blowing dacting (dancer + actor = dactor). We can’t wait.