This week we’ve explored and recapped on previous works and the ways in which we created them.
We aim to use a variety of ideas from a range of subjects that are close and inspirational to us. This includes the riots which happened and also the exhibitions in the gallery.
We did some improvisation tasks to get our brains working and then worked in small groups and duos to create chair duets. This consists of sitting side by side next to your partner and working out a phrase by moving each others body parts into different positions. Then to make it more challenging we were given a scenario to act out whilst doing the phrase and in turn performed back to the rest of the group.
We’ve had a lot of joke times over the past couple years that i’ve been a member and I know they’ll be plenty more to come.
Well helloo CTW. Obinna here with the weekly Blog from YARD Theatre Company about to give you the low-down on the sessions this week. On tuesday we spent the first hour doing a workshop focusing on bringing that energy and spark when you’re on stage or in a performance. Went down well as there was a lot of focus in the group. The next hour was followed by a vocal warm up and then working in pairs on an extract from Shakespear’s Romeo and Juliet. On Wednesday we did some warm up games that focused on working as a group & bonding with each other and also vocals. After, we finished up our Shakespeare work by adding our own take on the scene and preforming it to the rest of the group.
Then came the moment of truth. It was decision time on who will be going to visit our twin theatre company. Each canidate voiced there reason for why they should be chosen to the rest of the group then after that everyone placed they’re vote to be counted. It was very tense as everyone was unsure whether or not the winner would be revealed. But as the suspense became unbearable all was revealed…
Well thanks all folks
Till next time
Obinna ‘Obi-wan’ Springer-Williams
YARD Youth Theatre are excited to announce they have been selected to be part of Contacting The World 2012, Contact theatre in Manchester”s prestigious international young people’s theatre festival. YARD have been twinned for creative collaboration with Moradokmai Theatre Community in Thailand. The Contacting The World festival will take place at Contact from 9th to 15th July 2012.
Contact is one of the UK’s leading arts organisations for young people. Contacting the World is their pioneering, biennial festival and collaborative project for young people across the globe. Since the first Contacting the World in 2002, it has inspired innovation, creativity, inter-cultural dialogue and collaboration amongst hundreds of young people. In the last 10 years, 60 groups of young people from over 30 countries (including Syria, Pakistan, Trinidad, Nepal, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, New Zealand and Rwanda) have taken part.
Watch this space to find out how YARD get on with their creative challenges over the coming months leading to the creation of their show and the festival!