Helen Balfour

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Helen Balfour is a freelance teacher of Performing Arts. She has taught dance and drama in schools worldwide for 30 years.

Helen holds a Diploma of Arts, majoring in Contemporary Dance and Theatre Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University). She has worked in schools, community and professional theatre in Australia, NZ and Europe.

Having established herself in Wellington, Helen teaches part time, runs an Airbnb, works with mature students teaching yoga and meditation and dances with and is presently choreographing for Crowsfeet Dance Collective.

 

Helen Balfour's reviews

Rituals of Similarity

Auckland, Wellington, Whangarei

01/08/2023 - 23/03/2024

"A must see..

"Artistic motivation, mentorship and marinading..

Jungle Book re-imagined

Wellington

23/02/2024 - 25/02/2024

"How prescient was Kipling..

"Glorious dance artists..

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Lick Off My Tears, Death is Also Dying

Wellington

21/02/2024 - 24/02/2024

"It’s a beautiful madness..

"Expresses the issues of our time..

NZ School of Dance Performance Season 2023

Paraparaumu, Wellington

16/11/2023 - 02/12/2023

"Young and optimistic mood..

"Classical season: a joy to see their talent..

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HANSEL AND GRETEL (RNZB)

Wellington, Palmerston North, Napier, Christchurch, Auckland, Dunedin

06/11/2019 - 29/10/2023

"Serious themes at the heart...

"Vale Jon T. Thank you...

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The Impossible Has Already Happened

Wairarapa, Wellington, Taupo, Auckland, Nelson

18/03/2023 - 05/04/2023

"Each dancer has a solo which is revelatory in defining their various identities. As an ensemble the company merged effortlessly…..

"It’s wonderful to note the liaisons between countries, makers, creators and performers coming together to collaborate. ..

FADE The Art of Dissociation

Wellington

10/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"A sleek, sensitive, informative, impeccably crafted and performed dance/theatre piece...

The Retreat

Wellington

07/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"Patriarchal dominance, the power of a cult and the weaknesses of humankind all wrapped up together in musical form...

DAUGHTERS OF WILLOW

Wellington

28/02/2023 - 02/03/2023

"Sense of anticipation, revealing mood and inquiry..

LIFT-OFF! 2023

Wellington

21/02/2023 - 25/02/2023

"Slick hour long show...

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

Wellington

09/09/2022 - 10/09/2022

"The Emperor’s New Clothes - investments for life, high-risk, high return ventures..

UNDOING

Wellington

07/04/2022 - 30/07/2022

"Undoing - a plethora of dance conventions..

"Raises laughs, opens emotions, alerts us to human possibilities and frailties..

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Decodance Classical on Cuba

Wellington

23/07/2022 - 24/07/2022

"Decodance..

Dry Spell

Auckland, Hamilton, Hastings, Wellington, Whanganui

30/04/2022 - 18/05/2022

"The ego excesses of a Freddy Mercury..

"Playground for the audience...

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The Movement

Palmerston North, Porirua, Dunedin, Auckland, Havelock North

01/05/2021 - 19/06/2021

"Serendipitous rather than extra-mortal..

"Brave and thought provoking programme,..

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The Burdened

Wellington

16/03/2021 - 20/03/2021

"Commanding physical presence..

I’M NOT GOING TO LIE TO YOU

Wellington

10/03/2021 - 30/10/2021

"A wild gorgeous creature..

"A fabulous, intimate, memorable exploration..

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Wisdom of Waters

Wellington

02/02/2021 - 06/02/2021

"Rituals and symbolism feature in subtle and overt ways...

A Floor, Some Thoughts, and Us

Wellington

25/02/2021 - 28/02/2021

"Fabulously nimble, proficient dancers..