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Thu 27 Mar 2008, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: South Library Learning Centre, 66 Colombo Street, Christchurch

Ticket Information:

  • Non CAGCY members: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Kate Coleman

Thursday 27th March is World Theatre Day and the date for the CAGCY March Adult Education seminar.

We are very pleased to have Dr Sharon Mazer, Head of the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Canterbury, speaking about "Thinking Theatrically”.

Sharon has an extensive and international background in theatre. She writes about popular performance and its relationship to contemporary cultural identities. While her book, Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle, has launched a new field of performance studies internationally, her current research is focused on Maori performance from kapa haka and the work of artists such as Mika and of Atamira Dance Collective, to touristic shows such as can be found at Ko Tane (Willowbank) and the Tamaki Heritage Village.

Exceptional students often gravitate towards theatre. Theatre is often recommend to parents for the multitude of benefits, which include the development of social and emotional intelligences, higher levels of expressive communication and alleviation of frustration that drama can bring to children and youth.

Drama offers the scope for undertaking multi-faceted tasks that students often need to challenge themselves and spark their drive and imagination. Proficiencies in these areas can facilitate further success in life and future employment opportunities. The benefits continue to cross traditional subject specific boundaries. Those who participate in the dramatic arts experience flow on effects in other areas such as Science and Mathematics.

CAGCY Members - No charge. For information call Sue on (09) 352 7566 or email or TEXT Kate on (027) 555 9535.