Total Theatre Training
Coventry-based arts company Omeetoo Combined Arts believe that musical, physical and dramatic expression is an essential part of a young person’s development. We are now offering performing arts tuition for children aged 4-15 years at the Green Lane Club, Leasowes Avenue, CV3 6BH.
Class Age Range, Times and Prices
Both Sessions will run on a Monday and a Wednesday
4-8 year olds, 4:30 -5:15pm, £4 each
9-15 year olds, 5:15 -6:30pm, £6 each
Please note payment for participation is best made using the online payment facility on the local giving website https://localgiving.com and type in omeetoo or the CV3 6DA postcode.
What is Total Theatre Training?
Total Theatre Training develops the complete performer by maintaining the integrity of the physical, musical, and dramatic elements of expression. At the heart of this training is the belief that learning is fun and should seek to respect and encourage the unique qualities of each individual person. The learning environment is always therefore patient, safe and positive.
Through drama games students will celebrate difference and character, making room for self discovery and expression. Through focused warm up exercises, we will learn about how the body and voice actually work, with particular attention to anatomical knowledge, breath awareness and external focus. Through physical and vocal exploration of a song, we learn about composition, story telling, intention and ultimately artistry in performance.
What will we work toward?
These classes will follow a simple process of learning a song. Each time we approach a new song we will do it differently depending on the song and the ideas from the group.
Early on, children will learn about:
- rhythm, melody, and harmony of music;
- articulation, coordination, and balance of physical expression.
The older children will progress further into:
- thematic and textual analysis and emotional journey of a song
- musical analysis, music visualisation and choreography skills
- improvisation and composition techniques
- solo and group performance skills
Using the skills developed in the Total Theatre Training approach, the song will get interpreted, translated, reformed and finally performed before we move on to the next one, every 2-3 weeks. Over time, the students will gain a sensitive, considered and confident approach the physical, vocal and dramatic performance a song.
Students will have the opportunity to work towards nationally recognized certificates through the Arts Awards/Trinity College London.
see this link for more info on Arts Awards http://www.artsaward.org.uk
What do I need to participate?
Will all students please wear loose clothing, with both long sleeves/legs and short sleeves and multiple layers are good to best regulate body temperature. Bare feet are used for movement work but please bring socks to avoid ‘cold feet’ for the acting and singing work. Please also bring a labelled water bottle for short thirst breaks. We will not be working with musical instruments during the initial 6 week course so please leave them at home for now.
or Bruce: 07766562028.