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Archive for July, 2014

Theatre to help firms deal with workplace bullying

  ‘In the Red Corner’ is a play about workplace bullying written by Dr Margot Edwards. Feelings and emotions are often marginalised in the rational world of business, but Massey University’s expressive arts and business programmes hope to change all that with the development of a play about workplace bullying. Dr Margot Edwards, a senior […]

New creative activism paper launching 2015

Massey University’s School of English & Media Studies will lead the way in Aotearoa/New Zealand arts education by launching a new paper in creative activism in 2015. Launching simultaneously at Wellington and Auckland campuses in first semester 2015, 139.333 Creativity in the Community will immerse teams of students in the art and science of creative […]

Cinephile: Simon Sigley

Transnational Film Culture in New Zealand is a niche publication, written because its author loves film.  Film was the most important medium of the 20th century, Simon Sigley says, “a protean cultural phenomenon with huge industrial and aesthetic ramifications”, and he is fascinated by its changing cultural status in his native New Zealand, the more so […]

Loops + Splices Symposium: Changing Media Technologies, August 1st

All scholars and practitioners interested in film and media are welcome to attend the Loops and Splices symposium on changing media technologies on Friday 1 August at Victoria University of Wellington. The symposium has been organised by Media Studies lecturers Radha O’Meara and Alex Bevan with colleagues from Victoria University.  It will feature a keynote […]

Naomi Richards accepted for PhD in Creative Writing, Lancaster University

Naomi Richards, former creative writing student at Massey, has been accepted for her PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.  “I really enjoyed studying  creative writing at Massey University. Now I’m very excited about starting a PhD in Creative Writing at Lancaster University, in England in October 2014.”  

June 2014: New Zealand stage director, Dione Joseph, heads to NYC for the Lincoln Centre’s directorslab!

Seven years ago budding theatre director and third year Massey University student Dione Joseph left New Zealand to go on a six month exchange to study theatre and film at one (if not the most) iconic college destinations in the world, University of California, Los Angeles. It was an experience that would change this young kiwi’s path forever. […]

May 2014: Kiwi artist joins The Clipperton Project to journey down the mighty Usumacinta River in Tabasco, Mexico

  Artists have always been an eccentric bunch. We expect them to take new risks, venture into the unknown and essentially take the proverbial bull by the horns when it comes to their art. New Zealand writer and director Dione Joseph is doing just that. Well, not literally wrangling with el toro but she is in Mexico and […]

Full house for compelling performance

  The audience for Violeta Luna filled the Massey University Wellington Museum Building theatrette to capacity on Friday for her mesmerising performance of NK603. Members of the public joined Australasian Drama Studies Association conference delegates to watch open-mouthed as Luna transformed in front of their eyes from a traditionally-dressed Aztec woman planting seeds by hand to […]

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