Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Opera and Dance Workshop | 24th July 2012

Last Tuesday we has a very contrasting double session - Dave led us to see the conclusion of the opera CARMEN -we learnt a lot about the unpredictability of operatic stories - whic always makes for good drama! Unfortunately most of us don't have within our vocal chords those contralto and tenor voices to act it out of stage...if only!

In our second half, we learnt to improvise dance sequences to that well-known hymn Shine Jesus Shine...the words and tune might be familiar, but try acting it our with foot, arm and body movements…no mean feat! Sue ably led us in this session, ably assisted by Elisa, well-versed in ballet movements as a professional, and a most enlightening and liberating time was had by all. We are looking forward to our next Dance session!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Singing and Goon Show Script Reading Workshop | 17th July 2012

On Tuesday StageOne had another very successful singing workshop with the two Ians where StageOne sang old musical favourites including “Consider Yourself”, “Has Anyone Seen Kelly”. Dave Hellens lead a hilarious Goon Show script reading workshop in which StageOne read “The Affair of The Lone Banana” script with sound effects.  

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Drama Games and Core Skills Workshop | 10th July 2012

On Tuesday Paul lead a very successful drama games workshop and got us all thinking very hard. StageOne divided into two teams and the games included “What’s My Mime”.  Shelly lead a core skills workshop that focused on characterisation and required each member to adopt a particular character. What fun we had.