Dance celebrating diversity

The Healing Through Arts and Action Trust was founded in 1994 and ran Storybook (above) as its first show in Warkworth.

The show Perfect Gift, directed and choreographed by a top New Zealand dancer, will be presented at the Warkworth Town Hall on September 5 at 11.30am.

The event is being organised by the Healing Through Arts and Action Trust (HTAAT) which gives people with mental and physical needs direction through the arts.

Show director Justin Haiu was a finalist on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance and a cast member of the Disney theatre production Lion King, in Australia and Shanghai.

The show’s professional cast will be accompanied by people from Adults in Motion, Kaipara Flats School and Gaya Tree, a homestead in Mangawhai that practices wholesome living.

HTAAT founder and drama therapist Maxine Axford hopes that it will be an enjoyable performance, involving diverse people from the community.

“We want to give children from outlying areas a chance to be involved in a community event, so we are also looking at getting Tapora School and Tauhoa School on board,” Maxine says.

“The Healing Through Arts Trust is all about empowering people through arts and this is a great opportunity to do that.”

A lunch, prepared by Gaya Tree, will be served at the HTAAT studio, in Neville Street, following the production, which will also be presented at Warkworth School and Snells Beach School.

Info: Phone Maxine on 021 343 193.


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