Roodepoort Theatre Youth Development Programme: Performing Hearts
Starting Date: 1 May 2018
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14h00.
Saturday from 9h30
Venue: Roodepoort basement Theatre
Classes offered: Acting, Physical Theatre/Movement, Contemporary Dance and Creative Writing.
ACTITOUT Mini is an interactive acting class for children aged 6 to 8. Activities will include theatre sports that will begin introducing children to the world of theatre. Workshops will predominantly use games and play and explore fun and exciting storytelling. Students are encouraged to use their imagination. Warm ups, both vocal and physical are included before each class to begin preparing the body for performance.
ACTITOUT Junior is an interactive acting class for children aged 9-12. As well as play and games, workshops begin to explore character, dialogue/speech, plot and space through various acting exercises, sketches and improvisation. Warm ups, both vocal and physical are included before each class to begin preparing the body for performance. Students will begin exploring performance through short text.
ACTITOUT Senior is an interactive and more advanced acting class for teenagers aged 13 to 18. Like ACTITOUT Junior, these workshops explore character, dialogue/speech, plot and space through play and games, however become more detailed and advanced when it comes to each component. Workshops include acting exercises and different types of performance, namely realism, improvisation, absurdist and comedy. Warm ups, both vocal and physical are included before each class to begin preparing the body for performance. Workshops will include in- depth analysis of a chosen script. Students will work on individual monologue or scene performances.
MOVE-MNANDI Mini is a physical theatre/movement class for children aged 6-8. In this class we begin to articulate the body through various exercises integrating the spine, head, torso, pelvis and limbs. Workshops are a combination of contemporary dance technique exercises, physical theatre exercises, yoga and body conditioning and resistance training to begin preparing the body for movement. Students will also learn choreography each week to enable coordination, rhythm and memory.
MOVIE MNANDI Junior/Senior is a physical theatre/movement class for children and teenagers aged 9-18. Workshops will continue to engage all body parts in integrated exercises to increase full body articulation. Workshops will include contemporary dance technique, physical theatre, yoga and body conditioning and resistance training to prepare the body for movement. Alongside taught choreography, students will be introduced to creative movement and will be taught devices to create their own movement /choreography.
CREATIVITEENS is a creative writing class for teenagers who have a love for words or who wish to improve their writing skills. CREATIVITEENS will introduce children to the world of literature, but simultaneously allow them to develop their own creative voices through their writing. Workshops will include poetry, short story, monologue and one act play exploration in which students will start writing their own material. CREATIVITEENS will also provide students with skills to assist with creative essay writing for school.
Performing HEARTS believes in creating a safe, exciting and positive environment in which youths are able to play and learn. Workshops are facilitation based and conducted in an accessible manner. Workshops also allow space for failure as an opportunity to learn and grow. Lead facilitator Francesca Matthys wants to encourage each participants with positive re-enforcement and constant motivation.
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