Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
About the Course
The Joan Autumn Holiday Theatre Workshops (13 – 17 years)
This April’s Autumn School Holiday Workshops at The Joan provide specialised theatre making workshops for young performing artists around the Penrith region.
Date and Times
- Monday, Apr 23 2018 10:00am
This April’s Autumn School Holiday Workshops at The Joan provide specialised theatre making workshops for young performing artists around the Penrith region. It’s an excellent opportunity for young artists to dive deep into their imaginations and explore new techniques in performing arts creation, as well as sharing the experiences with new friends in the April school holidays.
PROGRAM: Basics of Stage Combat, Ages 13-17
One day course, Monday 23 April
For the Autumn School Holiday Workshops, Karin Kennedy from local stage combat experts Swordplay returns to The Joan with more theatre techniques in stage combat to sink your teeth into! This full day course provides introductory training in the safety aspects, rules of engagement and basic skills for armed combat (AM) and unarmed combat (PM) for the stage.
Fees: $60 for 1-day package
Schedule: Monday 23 April – Stage Combat Course
10am – 10.30am Registration
10.30am – 12.30pm Armed Stage Combat with Karin
12.30pm – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 3pm Unarmed Stage Combat with Karin
3pm – 3.10pm Exit, Parents arrive and collect children
Who are the workshops for?
The Joan Holiday Theatre Workshops are for young artists aged 8 to 17 years who have some previous experience with theatre. Please take into consideration that the majority of students who attend these workshops have been participating in theatre or drama classes for at least one year.
Who will be teaching the workshops?
The Joan engages professional teaching artists with years of experience as practitioners and as teachers with a passion for teaching young people. Many have performed with professional and independent theatre companies across the state, the nation and internationally. Sharing their expertise and unique style, teachers along with our class assistants will provide support and guidance to all students.
What do I wear?
Wear casual theatre rehearsal wear, something that you already have and feel comfortable in eg. dance tights and top, leotard and tights with skirt or shorts over the top, or track pants and t-shirt/singlet top. Comfortable close-toed shoes are required.
What do I bring?
Please bring your own lunch, snacks and your own bottle of water. Students with any allergies should take appropriate precautions.