SAT 9 JUN 10.30 - 10.50AM & 12- 12.20PM (DURATION 20 MINUTES)

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition of butterflies with this free performance. Dance students aged 8-13 from TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre) will delight audiences with performances representing a butterfly transformation. A video featuring students of Rose Philpott’s Contemporary Dance class will be followed by a live performance from Jessie McCall’s Pointy Puppies Dance class. 

About TAPAC - The Auckland Performing Arts Centre 

TAPAC offers high-quality performing arts classes for Aucklanders of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. From dance and drama to circus arts, singing, musical theatre and voice, TAPAC courses are led by practising industry professionals who support, nourish and develop students’ creativity whilst building their confidence.

Teaching artist – Rose Philpott 

Rose Philpott is a dancer, choreographer and teacher who holds a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts from Unitech. A founding member of Foster Group and the 2016 recipient of the Eileen May Norris Dance Scholarship, Rose recently choreographed and performed ‘HEALR’ with Jessie McCall after receiving the first Wellesley Studios Summer Residency. 

Teaching artist – Jessie McCall 

Jessie is a dancer, choreographer and producer with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts in Contemporary Dance. The Founder of All You Can Eat Productions (‘The Way We Fall’ 2014, ‘Tassel Me This’2015, Best of Fringe at Dunedin Fringe Festival, ‘Cover Lover’ 2016, ‘HEALR’ 2016), she was selected to choreograph for Footnote Dance Company’s 2016 NOW season. 

Pictured: Rose Philpott (top right) and Jessie McCall (bottom right)

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