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

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.

The 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.

Improvisation, Character Development, Critical and Creative Thinking

On Call

AVAILABLE Throughout 2017 and 2018

IDEAL FOR: particular focus Unit 3 suitable VCE Terms 1 & 2

Also suitable Levels 7 - 10

DURATION 90 mins

FEE

$341 + GST LESS Eligible Subsidy

Max 30 students

Victorian Curriculum Links: The Arts

VCE 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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The 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: 30th Jan 2017 to 22nd Dec 2017
Metro: 29th Jan 2018 to 21st Dec 2018
Regional: 30th Jan 2017 to 22nd Dec 2017
Regional: 29th Jan 2018 to 21st Dec 2018

Impro Melbourne
Duration: 90 mins
Artform: Drama
Minimum fee: $341 + GST LESS Eligible Subsidy
Suitability: Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 30
Booking info: Technical Requirements: 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.