INTERIM, CHALLENGE & FOCUS WEEKS:During this tailored week, students come together as a team to create their own theatre company, thinking about why they’re performing and who their audience is. From this information the groups then work to create a performance that’s suitable for their desired audience of parents, friends or younger schools/years. From here the students work on performance skills such as voice and movement, learn how to block scenes and rehearse together. Through continued support and constructive criticism from their peers, the students develop their own performance and have the opportunity to experience the magic of performance.
STAGE COMBATWant to know the safe ways of showing fights in performance? This workshop introduces the basics of unarmed stage fighting. During the workshops students are lead through a variety of punches, kicks and other strikes, as well as learning safe reactions and falls. Students have plenty of time to practice these moves and build them into their own stage fights. From tavern brawls to supernatural quests, all genres are covered. Each group learns the golden rules of stage fighting, combining safety with the ability to generate a convincing and safe stage fight.
SHAKESPEARE, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT!Shakespeare isn’t all about complicated language and dusty books. The themes in Shakespeare’s works are just as relevant today as they were in Shakespearean times. Together the students will work to create their own contemporary version of a Shakespeare classic, combining their performance skills with some creative thinking to make fantastic and suitable pieces of theatre to perform to their peers, friends, family or younger audiences.