One Hunger set to open

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - HUGH COLLINS

For Ju­lian Har­ri­son drama classes shouldn’t be all about turn­ing peo­ple into su­per­stars.

The long­time ac­tor and per­form­ing arts teacher of over 20 years is set to open One-Hunger, a new com­mu­nity arts cen­tre in One­hunga on Au­gust 1.

Spring says he wants the school to get away from a fo­cus many drama classes have in which they over-em­pha­sise the idea of turn­ing chil­dren into stars.

‘‘For the very young drama is about play, it’s about build­ing so­cial skills and con­fi­dence, self-ex­pres­sion and these sorts of things… be­ing able to be creative freely with­out be­ing judged.’’

Har­ri­son wants to com­bine this with a fo­cus of giv­ing ac­tors a proper ground­ing as far as what the in­dus­try is like. ’’The arts is not some­thing many peo­ple be­come rich out of, re­ally those who make it have a very grounded out­look as to what the in­dus­try is about.’’

One-Hunger is open to all ages with the youngest reg­is­tered stu­dent just 5 years old and the old­est 72, Har­ri­son says. One-Hunger classes kick off in the first week of Au­gust and take place at the Dol­phin The­atre, 12 Spring Street, One­hunga.

Visit one­hunger­per­formin­garts.com for more in­for­ma­tion or con­tact 571 2343.

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