Through our partners Todd Energy, The TSB Community Trust and the New Plymouth District Council, we aim to make WOMAD accessible through workshops, concerts and artist interactions with select communities. This year’s events included music, song and dance workshops along with some of our WOMAD NZ artist’s, including some hip-hop workshops, as part of the ‘Make Every Move Count’ creative dance workshops for Taranaki primary and secondary school children and a free pop-up concert in New Plymouth’s CBD.
TODD ENERGY COMMUNITY PROGRAMME
Todd Energy is a long-term partner of WOMAD and through its valuable support WOMAD can extend its activities beyond the festival into local communities. This year, Todd Energy brought the international group Tuuletar (Finland) to Saint Patrick’s Primary School and Matapu School in South Taranaki, where they held some vibrant and interactive workshops with groups of students who enjoyed this once in a lifetime experience.
While select students from North Taranaki’s Huirangi and Tikorangi primary schools got an equally incredible and invaluable opportunity to spend time exploring their creative dance skills alongside the talented New Zealand and world-famous Hip-Hop dancers Kyra Aoake & Quinn Prendergast in conjunction with local dance teacher Tansi Williams of Tansi Productions, as part of the ‘Make Every Move Count’ Creative Hip-Hop Workshops.
TSB COMMUNITY TRUST ‘Make Every Move Count’ Creative Hip-Hop Workshops