Vanderful

/ Seeds of hope across Africa

 

Expressive Arts

We have witnessed first hand, the transformation of individuals as they increase their self-awareness, enhance their communication abilities, further their vocabulary, even reduce stress and anxiety.  As they explore inner experience, be part of a team and ultimately play a role in the creation of a memory they’ll never forget!

Through a series of expressive games and warm ups, we introduce the participating children to the creative power and therapeutic qualities drama has to offer.

Through community mapping, the children identify an area of interest or issue they wish to address within their creative process. This will then be built upon and be developed into a ‘play’. 

We believe in the contribution Drama can make to quality of life; in school and beyond.

Week 1

Introduction to Expressive Arts, Warm Ups and Icebreakers  & Physical theatre – (use of space).

  • Firstly we start to get to know each other, build trust and make relationships with the children. 
  • Introducing them to a variety of simple games which are fun, playful and interactive. 
  • These games focus on improving concentration, use of space and voice projection. 
  • The children have fun and without even knowing it, learn new skills and some english words too!

 

Week 2

Teamwork, Improvisation and Storytelling

Making structures and shapes with our bodies as individuals and as a team. 

The children learn how to create their own soundscape by experimenting with their voice pitch, tone and volume. 

We begin to use characterisation and practice showing different emotions.

Teams start to devise their own improvised scenes, adapting familiar stories and impersonating others. 

Through song, storytelling, mime and use of props, participants use their imagination and build confidence.

 

Give children a chance to play.

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