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Japanese Noh Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Theatre of dreams, theatre of play runs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until September 14. Richard Emmert will give a lecture and demonstration, Rhythms of nō: music, chant, dance, on Sunday June 29.

Six essential aspects of Japanese Noh 

THEATRE OF DREAMS THEATRE OF PLAY opened this week at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), a new exhibit giving a fascinating glimpse into one of Japan’s great theatrical traditions (Noh) through 165 rare costumes, masks, musical instruments and paintings.

Author Jeff Janisheski – Head Of Acting at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

I trained in Tokyo for more than three years in Noh and Butoh. Both have had a deep influence on my directing work and teaching. As Head of Acting at NIDA, my training is grounded in Stanislavski yet weaves in elements of these Japanese forms to allow an actor to find physical rigour, contained energy and stillness.

There are six essential aspects of Noh that I took from my time in Japan and incorporate into my teaching at NIDA, which I’ll outline below. Theatre artists worldwide – from Brecht to Brook to Bogart – have been inspired by these dynamic elements of this rich theatrical form.

Read more: Japanese Noh Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Dance, Theatre and Visual Art: Engaging Students with Disability is a NSWIT Accredited Professional Development conference. Sydney Opera House is a NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at levels of Proficient Teacher/Professional Competence. Read more: PD from Operahouse ED September 2014

Congratulations to the new DramaNSW Committee 2014

At the AGM we elected a new committee for the year ahead. We have an energetic and

enthusiastic team of people who will be working for you.

We want to hear your requests for professional development and resources you may

need and we would love to have your suggestions for how we can improve Drama NSW

for its members.

We are volunteers and will devote as much time as we can to this wonderful venture.

Below is your new team for 2014 - 2015.

Margo Bowen, Julian Kennard, Wendy Kon, Hannah   Brown, Bronwyn Mason, Kurt Duval,

Frauke Huhn,Priscilla Jackman,Aya Jarvis, Kelly Freebody, John   Saunders, Sue McKintosh,

Emily Kaufling, Daniel Dunlop and Therese Bean.

The Arts Curriculum Research 2014

The role of arts participation in students’ academic and non-academic outcomes:

A longitudinal study of school, home, and community factors.

Martin, Andrew J.; Mansour, Marianne; Anderson, Michael; Gibson, Robyn; Liem, Gregory A. D.; Sudmalis, David

Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol 105(3), Aug 2013, 709-727. doi: 10.1037/a0032795

This longitudinal study draws on positive youth development frameworks and ecological models to examine the role of school-, home- and community-based arts participation in students’ academic (e.g., motivation, engagement) and non-academic (e.g., self-esteem, life satisfaction) outcomes. Read more: The Arts Curriculum Research 2014

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