VCE Drama Unlocked: Creating as an Ensemble (Unit 3 Drama Ensemble) by Impro Melbourne

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IMPROVISATION | CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT | CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING

Available online in Term 4 2020 & throughout 2021

When faced with the prospect of creating performance, many students become ‘blocked’, trying to work out every detail before even getting onto the floor. Unlocking creativity, being playful, understanding how a simple exploration of one idea can lead to further discovery, how a sound or movement can have dramatic significance and how constructive criticism and peer observation can be helpful is the focus of this workshop for senior students.

Improvisation is a key tool in performance creation and used as a rehearsal process globally by theatre practitioners and directors. This 90 minute workshop uses a stimulus and, through practical exercises, takes the students through a process of how to use brainstorming, improvisation, editing and refining towards creating performance.

This workshop builds an understanding of the dramatic conventions and theatrical elements that form part of the Ensemble and Solo tasks of VCE Unit 3 and 4 Drama and will give your students a process to follow to develop their best possible work.

Impro Melbourne's teachers are passionate, highly experienced professional actors who love inspiring creativity in students. Their instructors teach at various arts institutions, including the Victorian College of the Arts, St Martin's Theatre, The National Theatre, NICA and Malthouse Theatre. They bring their unique understanding of creative performance and theatrical skill to open up and demystify the VCE Drama tasks for teachers and students alike.

Curriculum Links: Drama and Theatre Studies with a focus on VCE Unit 3 and 4 Drama.

Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, Ethical.

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Image: James Penlidis

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This workshop builds an understanding of the dramatic conventions and theatrical elements that form part of the Ensemble task of VCE Unit 3 Drama.

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Metro: 5th Oct 2020 to 17th Dec 2021
Regional: 5th Oct 2020 to 17th Dec 2021

Impro Melbourne
Duration: 90 minute livestream workshop
Artform: Drama
Minimum fee: $400 + GST
Suitability: Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 25
Booking info: This is a live-stream workshop and can be delivered through the platform your school is most comfortable with e.g. Zoom, Google hangouts, Windows teams, etc. Require space large enough for all students to be standing and moving freely around. Workshops can be noisy so need to be in area that will not disturb other classes.