Schools workshops during coronavirus

We're here to give teachers and students all the support you need during the current pandemic. We’ve adapted our most popular workshops to run online, and to suit social distancing and remote learning. We are more than happy to adapt our learning programme to suit your needs wherever we can.

Choose from our LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS and WEBINARS FOR TEACHERS

"In a time when theatres are closing and drama programs are going dormant, Vamos Theatre gives me hope that we will not only get through these difficulties, but also come out having grown as creative people and members of the global arts community. I look forward to the day when we can meet in person and explore our masks together.”
Michael Calderone, Hopkins Drama, Hoskins School, Connecticut, USA
(online mask workshop)

Live online workshops

Mask, devising and non-verbal theatre workshop

Presented live by Vamos Theatre creative practitioners, this workshop can be streamed straight into the classroom and to students who are self-isolating.

Whether you are looking to kick start a project or hone an existing piece of theatre, this workshop guides you and your students through the essential skills you need to be confident in creating devised, non-verbal and mask theatre.

We will cover:
•    the basic rules of performing in full mask, focusing on physical clarity, a key element of many performance styles beyond mask
•    developing students’ understanding of specific performance elements such as movement, gesture and pace, and how this helps in creating character and communicating intention in any non-verbal theatre
•    teaching students key mask techniques such as internal monologue, clocking, punctuated movement and stillness
•    building  students’ confidence in the devising process, and encouraging them to think creatively and clearly in terms of structure, and when working from stimulus

All the content is relevant to mask or non-mask performance and we can adapt the workshop to suit.
Length: 2 hours or 4 hours
Age suitability: KS3 to postgraduate
To book: please contact our Learning department

This workshop will also available from Jan 2021 as a pre-recorded workshop. Please get in touch to express your interest...
Length: 1 hour
Age suitability: KS3 to KS5

Webinars for teachers

Mask, devising and non-verbal theatre CPD webinar

Join Rachael Savage and members of the Vamos Theatre creative team for a two-hour webinar, full of drama and devising exercises and ideas taken straight from Vamos Theatre’s professional rehearsal room. During the session, we’ll discuss how we approach mask, character development and devising from stimulus techniques, and show numerous practical examples - with plenty of time for you to ask questions and address specific issues.

Exercises have been adapted in line with coronavirus restrictions and can be taken straight back to the classroom and applied to your own work, whether in mask theatre or the devising process of any non-verbal characterisation and storytelling. There’s no need to make notes, as we’ll provide a comprehensive pdf resource pack to support the webinar.

Length: 2 hours
How to book: this webinar is run on a regular basis for teachers. If you would like to find out when the next one is, get in touch

Reviews

 

I have been a teacher for 10 years and it was by far the most dynamic and worthwhile workshop I have ever seen delivered to students. I feel after your workshop they have the best possible start for their practical exam.

Kate Fonseca, Head of Drama, Uffculme School, Devon - Full Mask Performing for Students

 

What an amazing morning!! Our kids absolutely adored the workshop and would have carried on the whole day if they'd been able to....Thank you so much.

John Plant - Bishop Perowne College, Worcester

 

The workshops were a brilliant experience for the children, and staff who had never seen mask work before. The staff were blown away by the things that the children achieved. Every school should try it!

Louise Fulwell - Batchley First School, Redditch

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