Voice and Movement

Ref: C3840676

Through experimental movement and mime workshops the group will research, explore and devise several projects for performance throughout the year. Using the chosen topics we shall conduct research inside and outside of the classroom environment. The learner will be expected to share their findings using a variety of different methods. We shall work to performance using presentation, demonstration and looking at implementing different styles of theatre. This will give the learner the opportunity to express their creativity and contribute to all aspects of each performance process. The course will be participating in performances in: December 2017 and the 2018 TBC. Please expect 3 performances. These are part of the assessment criteria for the course. Our Umbrella theme is World War 1 - The Home front.

Course aim

The course aims to enhance the learners interaction and communication skills. Providing community engagement and essential technical skills required for movement in performance.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is suitable for learners with disabilities.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • The learners will research The story of the War Horse using primary and secondary sources.eg, books, dvds, ICT, using smart devices etc.
  • The learners will present the research using a variety of different methods including promoting literacy and English language, maths and ICT in order to support discussion and critical analysis. Evidence to be recoded via a workbook and video.
  • The learner will work part of a team or individually to develop a specific area of research using WW1 as a theme. This research will help to provide the basis for a creative performance.
  • The learner will participate in the devising and rehearsal process by planning, using timed targets and specific outcomes to be given with every new project undertaken by the group.
  • The learner will participate in a group or individual performances which will be presented in public. Specific dates to be arranged. We shall aim for the end of each academic term.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Voice and Movement


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