Arts and culture
Classic Kiwi songs for your playlist
29 May 2020
In celebration of New Zealand Music Month, Godfrey de Grut, Professional Teaching Fellow from the School of Music discusses some of his favourite tracks by New Zealand musicians.
Language, identity and 'real' Samoans
27 May 2020
Opinion: The issue of language and identity haunts all Sāmoans who were raised in New Zealand, writes Patrick Thomsen.
Teaching East African dance on Zoom, from a West Auckland living room
26 May 2020
Dr Alfdaniels Mivule Basibye Mabingo is widely recognised as Uganda’s foremost dance educator, critic and choreographer, but has been teaching dance East African-style from his living room in West Auckland.
Lovable bear a social media star during lockdown
25 May 2020
A cheeky but lovable bear has attracted an international following since his adventures during lockdown have been shared daily on social media.
Anchoring the future – the role of universities
21 May 2020
Opinion: Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater discusses the benefits universities contribute to society.
The reunification of improvised dance and jazz
13 May 2020
An improvised approach to music and dance is being showcased in the dance festival, Tempo, made available online this week, featuring Krump dancers from Lighthouse Famz and jazz students from the School of Music.
Bass from the bubble
7 May 2020
Bassist, composer, arranger and educator Dr Olivier Holland, School of Music, has performed all over Europe and the US, but could recently be heard performing live from his bubble.
Book a date with top writers online
2 May 2020
Fans of the Auckland Writers Festival can still hear many of its big, international and local names in the new 2020 Winter Online Series, hosted by the University of Auckland’s Paula Morris.
Creative resource ready for teachers as schools go back
24 April 2020
In response to Covid-19, a project to support primary school teachers with a rich, arts-based set of resources when they return to school next week has been developed by a team at the University of Auckland.
The art goes on, with loo rolls
23 April 2020
These are hard-to-describe times, but Dr Mark Harvey of Dance Studies has explored them from the perspective of his Labrador, Lara, with humour and a sense of the absurd.
How the principles of gaming are being used in the remote Design Programme classroom
21 April 2020
Staff at the new Design Programme, University of Auckland, are drawing on the principles of gamification to teach students remotely during lockdown.
Forget about shovels
20 April 2020
Opinion: As New Zealand prepares to come out of lockdown, let's use this important moment to reshape the way we are living, writes Anne Salmond.