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Win tickets to the dance documentary AILEY


Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist and activist who found salvation through dance. The ground-breaking and influential choreographer founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958—a haven for nurturing Black artists and expressing the universality of the African-American experience and heritage through dance.

Ailey, directed by Jamila Wignot, is screening as part of the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival. which kicks off in Auckland from 5 to 25 May at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket.

Ailey is screening Sat 14 May 12:45pm and Sun 22 May 7:30pm and the festival is giving away a double pass to the 14 May screening - to enter, email [email protected]  and tell us what you love about dance!  Entries close 5.00pm Tuesday 10 May.  

Pointy Dog Auditions - Friday 11 February 2022 at TAPAC

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AYA Auditions - Saturday 12th February 2022 at TAPAC


For future drama students aged 10 - 18 years, wanting to go further with their creativity 

Acceptance to AYA Drama School Sundays at TAPAC is by audition only. If you are a drama kid who wants to find your tribe apply HERE.

AYA Directors and busy industry professionals, Jacque Drew and Jeff Szusterman, create, alongside guest tutors, a nurturing environment for young drama artists to find their tribe. Established in 1994, AYA Drama is an independent drama school that provides training and professional opportunities for talented child actors.

Students are prepared in all aspects of performance including voice, movement, improvisation, stagecraft, script analysis, character development, monologue and scene work. Students develop their own creativity, authenticity, and confidence, earning AYA a reputation in the industry for training young professionals. We cultivate relationships with acting and casting agents, theatre companies and training institutions seeking young performers. We are looking for motivated young actors who want a challenge, working and playing alongside like-minded peers.

Classes are grouped by age and maturity, and class sizes are limited to ensure individual attention. Each student's progress and artistic development is nurtured in a collaborative and supportive environment. AYA graduates have gone on to professional careers in acting, tertiary study at NY University, Yale, Paris Institute of the Arts, as well as Toi Whakaari, Unitec, and The Actors’ Program. To find out more about the school and pass on to your students check out the AYA Drama School website.

Auditions will be held at TAPAC on Saturday, 12th February, 2022 and applications are open now. APPLY HERE Please share this info with any young actors-in-the-making you may know.


Work in our Wilderness - Apply now to be Auckland Regional Parks Artist in Residence 2022 

This residency…

  • is an 8 week one, to be taken up in Oct-Nov 2022
  • is based at Anawhata (Waitākere Ranges Regional Park)
  • is for artists working in any or multiple media – it’s for makers and creators
  • is for mature and adventurous artists eager to work in our Waitākere wilderness

Free accommodation is offered and a weekly fee for materials and equipment and living costs is provided.

Work created is shared back with park visitors/public

Applications close 18 February 2022 - APPLY HERE