Primary Drama Workshops
WW1 Through Poetry and Dance
This is a series of workshops that can be used as an 8 week programme of poetry and dance, or schools can pick and mix as they desire. All workshops will provide participants with an opportunity to explore words in a dynamic and exciting new way with the added bonus of movement and dance.
The Magic Carpet
Guided Fantasy, Music & Movement
Magic, mystery and adventures beyond your wildest dreams! Travel to new lands on a magic carpet in search of Fairy Bubbles and the Evil Joker. Make your own ultraviolet sea creatures that guard the crystal caves and dance with them as the culmination of this dramatic adventure.
An Introduction To Physical Theatre
If wardrobes could talk, what would they say? If televisions told you what to watch, what would they choose? Without the use of set, props, costumes or magic trickery you can become the answer to these questions and more. Push the boundaries of theatre to the 'final frontier' with this surreal workshop.
Drama Through Music
This short workshop uses music as a basis for exploring, creating and presenting dramatic story. Simple but effective methods - including mime, mirroring and role-play - lead pupils from basic musical interpretation through to presenting music-inspired improvisations. Forges excellent links between drama, music, PE and dance.
Aimed at: Key Stage 2
Duration: Half day (morning or afternoon)
Provider: Arts On The Move
WW1 Dance and Literacy
Soldiers' Poems and Diaries
The workshop uses the poems and diary extracts written by British soldiers in the trenches as a way of having an insight into their lives, losses, day-to-day duties, their feelings, worries, and war on a ground level. Students of all ages will use these poems and extracts to create movement that best captures the mood of the texts.
WW1 Movement Workshop: War Letters
A movement-based workshop which uses war letters from soldiers to their families to generate movement and dramatic scenes. The workshop gives pupils the chance to characterise movement, work with others to convey stories and work with real letters to inspire contemporary dance theatre sequences.