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In theatre-making the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

In theatre-making the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

15 May 2018 Each month we're catching up with a different Head of Department at NIDA, to show you the artist behind the creative leader. May is the turn of NIDA’s Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies and Head of Technical Theatre and Stage Management (TTSM), Graham Henstock - a fervent collaborator.
NIDA’s Head of Movement to unleash King Kong on Broadway

NIDA’s Head of Movement to unleash King Kong on Broadway

14 May 2018 In November this year, King Kong the Musical will thump down onto Broadway. In his role as Kong & Aerial Movement Director, NIDA’s Head of Movement, Gavin Robins, will be responsible for conducting the giant ape’s actions as well as those of the performers around him.
VET students on stage at the Parade Theatre

VET Diploma students get up to speed with live production

8 May 2018 NIDA has welcomed its new Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services students, who will learn the technical skills needed to bring stories to life in productions throughout the year.
Cultural Leadership Sensate Studio

Empathy, imagination and neuroscience shape Cultural Leadership students

8 May 2018 NIDA’s Master of Fine Art (Cultural Leadership) students have been immersed in a wide variety of skills development and emotional contexts as they learn about empathy, imagination, neuroscience and research practice.

NIDA welcomes change-maker Tim Minchin

4 May 2018 The multi-talented musician, satirist, writer and actor Tim Minchin dropped by to talk to NIDA students as part of our ‘Change-makers and Innovative Story Tellers’ series.
NIDA Schools introduces June production workshops

NIDA Schools introduces June production workshops

4 May 2018 From 18–22 June, NIDA Schools will be running for the first time a series of dynamic workshops that complement NIDA’s renowned June Season of Student Productions.

NIDA Open launches Acting with English as a Second Language

1 May 2018 NIDA Open has launched a new acting short course, specifically designed for both beginners and advanced acting students, from any non-English language background.
NIDA MFA Directing students collaborate with ACA actors

NIDA MFA Directing students collaborate with ACA actors

27 April 2018 Last week, NIDA Master of Fine Arts (Directing) students presented the results of a two-week collaboration with Actors Centre Australia (ACA) third year Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Acting) students.
NIDA launches June production season with Director/CEO Kate Cherry directing

NIDA launches June production season with Director/CEO Kate Cherry directing

26 April 2018 From 13–23 June, the National Institute of Dramatic Art will be holding its annual June Season of Student Productions, with Director/CEO Kate Cherry becoming the first head of NIDA in recent years to be among a list of accomplished guest directors leading the productions.
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