VCE UNLOCKED: CREATING AS AN ENSEMBLE by Impro Melbourne
Touring as part of the 2023 Arts & Education Program (regional schools only)
Touring as part of the 2022 Arts & Education Program (metro & regional)
IMPROVISATION | DRAMA | CRITICAL & CREATIVE THINKING
VCE Unlocked workshops work specifically to VCE Drama Units 3 and 4, to galvanise the creative processes for students involved in working on their Ensemble and Solo tasks.
The workshops are designed as a starting point for work on these tasks; however, with sufficient notice, workshops can be tailored to your students if they have already received a stimulus and started work.
Impro Melbourne’s teachers are passionate, highly experienced professional actors who love inspiring creativity in students. Our instructors teach at various arts institutions, including the Victorian College of the Arts, Starlight Foundation, Trash Puppets, The National Theatre, NICA, and Malthouse Theatre.
CREATING AS AN ENSEMBLE!
Semester 1 workshops focus on devising Ensembles and would be suitable for students studying VCE Unit 1, 2, and 3 Drama.These workshops can also be adapted to suit the Victorian and Australian Curriculum Levels 7-10.
This 90-minute workshop builds an understanding of the conventions and dramatic elements that are used as part of the creation of the Ensemble tasks of VCE Unit 1, 2 and 3 Drama, and will give your students tools to use in their playmaking to help them develop their best possible work. Depending on the needs of your classroom we can run the workshop as a way to begin the devising process, or, if the students already have a stimulus to work on, we can tailor the workshop around that stimulus.
Using either pre-prepared stimulus material, or the stimulus you have already provided to your students, we use practical improvisation exercises that lead students through a process of play-making techniques: brainstorming, improvising through exploration of physicality and sound, editing, and refining. By the end of the workshop, students will have created a short piece of ensemble performance work, with ideas of how they can continue to use improvisation to develop more of their performance.
The focus of this workshop for senior students is around: unlocking creativity, being playful, exploring ideas through improvisation, how a sound or movement can have dramatic significance, and how to use constructive criticism and peer observation.
Online Version Available for both 2022 and 2023!
Please note: Councils, Venues and Community Presenters are welcome to book through the Arts & Education program. Contact the team [email protected] to confirm the program fee.