Hutt News : May 17th 2011
25 HUTT NEWS, MAY 17, 2011 ABOUT TOWN Station Village Complex 3Bars-1Venue 3628130AG MEALS/FOOD From homemade cakes & sandwiches to burgers, toasties, lamb shanks and steaks. We've got the lot on this site! MUSIC Live music every Friday from 7pm to Midnight Bands: Dandylager & The Dufraines TAB 3 terminals/best social TAB in the Valley! • FREE Function rooms - ask at the bar for details • HEINEKEN QUIZ NIGHT EVERY TUESDAY Get your team of 4 together and be in to win tickets to the RW Cup Final. • POKER EVERY THURSDAY from 6.30pm $10 Buy in. Weekly Prizes COME ON DOWN AND TRY OUR AWARD WINNING BEEF AND LAMB DISHES. www.theempire.co.nz 175 Jackson Street Petone Tel 04 589 5502 Huge car park at rear FRIDAYS BAND IS: NOODLES "THE MOST POPULAR BAND IN THE HUTT" 'ROCKIN GOOD BAND DONT MISS THIS ONE" 3628094AG NEW "KIDZONE" Face painting, kids T.V, drawing, colouring arty stuff for kids 4+ (conditions apply) SAT and SUN 11-2PM Mondays STEAK AND EGG MONDAYS scotch fillet pan seared and topped with cafe de paris' butter, fries, crisp salad and 2 fried eggs $15 Tuesdays THE CURRY CLUB Choose your classic curry, with steamed rice and naan bread served in a traditional indian tiffin tray $15.00 from 5pm Wednesdays GET PRETTY SPOILT AT THE EMPIRE Choose 1 from a mini manicure, an eyelash extension or a neck and shoulders massage - FREE from 6pm till 8pm*. PLUS a $5 Bubbles and Chambord Thursdays PETER SHAW & NEHA GATE award winning acoustic blues 7pm Fridays LIVE MUSIC BEST BANDS AROUND $12 LUNCH ANYONE? MON-FRI Saturday/Sunday BRUNCH MENU FROM 10AM TO 3PM Including The Exclusive Stonegrill Big Brekkie "The full english" EMPIRE COMEDY CLUB SAT 28TH MAY - With stars Gish and Cohen Holloway and local talent Nick Rado and James Nokise - Tickets $12 pre sale $15 door. You will laugh till you drop guaranteed SATURDAY NIGHT BAND: HOWZAT FROM 9.30 The Immigrants Son Coffee - An Exclusive Blend From The Empire Available Now All Day With Complimentary Chocolate Fudge. HUTT PARK HOTEL 9-11 RANDWICK ROAD, MOERA 920 0246 OR 920 0241 No charge for hireage of bar FREE Juke Box or hire Karaoke Large kitchen available - organise your own catering or ours Liquor licence to 1am Two RTD specials available Function Room FREE Hire 3723980AA 3624272AA 298 High Street, Lower Hutt (opposite Countdown) Ph: 569 2281 www.topjade.co.nz Traditional Chinese Food Open 7 Days • 5.30pm -- Late • BYO Book now .... For your Family or Business Special Occasion Band brings back swing Local dancers of ballroom, Latin and swing styles will be glad to learn the X7s Dance Band is returning to the Hutt after a per- formance season in central Wellington. They are presenting one of their popular Tea Dances on Sunday May 22, from 4pm till 8pm in the Petone Working Men s Club pri- vate function room. Sue Greenham said the band has been together now for many years so their reper- toire is huge, and includes popular Glenn Miller numbers . They are all excellent musicians, and there is a strong brass section, she said. The band plays every tempo, including tango and rock n roll. The new venue has plenty of space to get into the swing of things and the $15 entry includes tea, coffee and muffins -- with a full bar for those who want something stronger. It is not necessary to be a member of the Petone Workingmen s Club to attend as this is a privately held and run function. To book, phone Gay and Ron on 478 6920, or email Sue: firstname.lastname@example.org. Exciting work by students By LEE-ANNE EDWARDS NEED TO KNOW Sketch, NZ School of Dance Choreographic Season. May 20-28 at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre, Newtown, Wellington. Tickets $20 adults/$16 students & seniors/$12 under 12, book online at www.nzschoolofdance.ac. nz or phone 381 9254. Evening shows 7.30pm (matinees Sat & Sun/no performance Mon) Dance line up: Hutt dancer Emma Dellabarca (19), second from left, and fellow students from the New Zealand School of Dance pictured in a contemporary class. Photo Stephen A'Court Flying: Yan Hao Du and Samantha Hines in rehearsal for Sketch, the New Zealand School of Dance Choreographic Season 2011 on May 20-28. From Highland dancer to con- temporary dance student, Emma Dellabarca has spent most of her 19 years develop- ing her abilities. This week she joins fellow dance school students taking part in a collection of new con- temporary dance works in the schools choreographic season, Sketch, at Te Whaea National Dance & Drama Centre in Wellington. Dellabarca started as a five- year-old in the highly com- petitive and technical world of Highland Dancing. I continued with Highland dancing until I was 13, mixing in a bit of ballet, jazz and hip hop and finally found contem- porary when I was 15, she said. The former Sacred Heart College pupil studied dance at the Lynda Rose Dance School and the Chilton Dance Cen- tre. Dellabarca was a junior associate of the New Zealand School of Dance when she auditioned and was accepted into the full-time course. She is currently a second year student majoring in contem- porary dance. The biggest attraction for me with contemporary style is the freedom. I like how it s really physical . . . I find it s the best dance form to com- pletely lose yourself in. School spokesperson Celia Jenkins said the Sketch season combined choreogra- phy and performance by NZSD students with lighting and costume design by students of Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School and projected animation by Paul Bradley. The annual event is a plat- form for final year contempor- ary students of the NZSD to explore their own choreo- graphic ideas. The 10 most exciting concepts were selec- ted for development and are now being fine-tuned in prep- aration for the opening night on Friday, May 20. The students have been mentored during the dance- making process by artistic co- ordinator Victoria Colombus, a graduate of the New Zea- land School of Dance who has a successful dance career in Australasia and Europe. A student choreographer whose work is already gener- ating excitement from the critics is Thomas Bradley. Last year, while only a second year student at the New Zea- land School of Dance, Bradley won the award for Best Emerging Male Performer and was nominated for Best Choreography by An Emerg- ing Male Artist at Tempo, NZ s Festival of Dance. This year he is choreog- raphing a piece for Sketch as well as performing in several of the works. Choreography is personal. It stems from an idea or thought, created by your mind. It is something of you, and from you, so when you re asked to put that in a public arena it is exciting, he said. Dellabarca will appear in an all-female dance piece called Shredding Strands choreographed by third year student Jono Selvadurai. There are five of us in the work and Jono has taken us through some thought- provoking tasks. I think the movement style he s devel- oped is really quite beautiful; I m really excited to be performing in it.
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