Dynamic workshops give performing arts students new creative energy

Dynamic workshops give performing arts students new creative energy

High energy Performing Arts workshops by leading contemporary theatre practitioner Frantic Assembly brought a new dimension to students’ learning.

The dynamic workshops took place at New City College, involving students from Ardleigh Green and Havering Sixth Form campuses, and concentrated on the physical theatre style of performance.

Experienced tutors from Frantic Assembly took students through various exercises and scenarios to get them thinking about how creative movement can impact their stage presence.

They worked on technical skills, such as lifting, as well as creative expression through movement and how to use the body to tell a story.

The students benefited from the experience of working with practitioners from a highly-respected professional company and were inspired by the training exercises and engaging tasks.

Performing Arts teacher Viccki Beck said: “The workshops were really appreciated by our students. They found them engaging and confidence-building. They also learned new technical skills which will be useful for their upcoming performances.”

The Frantic Assembly theatre company is based in the UK but works with schools and organisations in the US, Canada, Australia and throughout Asia and Europe. New City College students are studying the company’s ethos and performances as part of the coursework for their Performing Arts course.

The company aims to unlock creative potential in young people, empowering them to participate, build skills and collaborate.  They pride themselves in producing thrilling, energetic and unforgettable theatre.

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