Holly and Emily have a wide breadth of training and experience across different theatre forms that feeds into their work, along with a network of other specialist contacts. Join the Dots are highly experienced at nurturing the skills of others and have previously led workshops on a variety of themes including devising; comedy & improvisation; mask; puppetry; voice & text. We are always happy to design a workshop specific to your needs so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Embark upon an exciting journey investigating how theatre began and how it has developed over time, exploring prominent theatrical periods in history and picking up important performance skills along the way.
1 – ORIGINS OF THEATRE – EARLY RITUAL PERFORMANCE
2 – ANCIENT GREECE – THE BIRTH OF THEATRE AS WE KNOW IT
3 – MASK & COMEDY – BODY AS EXPRESSION
4 – MUSICAL THEATRE – CHARACTER, SONG & MOVEMENT
5 – PUTTING SKILLS INTO ACTION – A SHARING OF THE WORK
Originally designed as a 5 stage course for year 6 students, this scheme of work can be adapted for different age groups or time scales. Each session can be delivered as an individual drama workshop as well as in a series leading towards a presentation sharing their discoveries.
Come and play with emotional full masks or character half masks and transform yourself into someone completely different. Students will learn basic mask technique including physical play, points of focus and voice to then move onto character creation using stories and improvisation. Perfect for building confidence, body awareness, physical expression, comedy timing, oracy and general performance skills. can be adapted for any length of time and age group from KS2 upwards.
In this interactive workshop designed for upper KS2 students the participants examine Dahl’s weird and wonderful language, create their own words and use Dahl’s storytelling techniques to distort and devise their own original fairy tales using language, voice and drama games. The workshop culminates in a presentation to peers. This workshop provides excellent links to literacy as well as developing speaking and listening skills.
Emily and Holly have been working in schools for two decades and in this practical workshop they will share their wealth of knowledge about how to use drama as an effective tool in the classroom to improve confidence, literacy, oracy, collaboration and self expression. Also providing ideas to use as an alternative way into exploring curriculum subjects and social issues. The length and specific content can be tailored to fit your needs.