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The double-edged sword

September 1

A play is real but not real... It's a fiction but it's true. I recently had the pleasure of being ensemble leader for one of the ensembles at The Hague bonsai high school festival at the British School in The Netherlands. The theme of the...

Interdisciplinary literacy and empowerment in schools

September 1

There is a freedom of personal expression and openness to interpretation that we afford to the visual arts that we rarely afford to theatre. As teachers and students of any subject it’s important to remind yourself of the limitations of...

Colours and shapes

September 1

In my experience very few students are aware of the need for thinking from the audience’s perspective. I suppose it is true for many of us. I look over a unit that I have been teaching for some years and wonder where the various bits of it...

Wonderful intersections

September 1

the relationship between theatre and opera is clearly connected by the use of recitative What a great topic to think and then proceed to write about. As an applied theatre practitioner for over 30 years who creates theatre an opportunity to...

Words and pictures: using art and text as a tool for exploration and performance

September 1

It is a different way of exploring and seeing. It is an experiment. Much of my work is in primary schools, using drama as a tool to engage children in their learning. Over the years my practice has developed to include a wide range of creative...

Tableau luminescence

September 1

The contrivance of pencil and performers proved to be a productive session. This was a mini adventure of collaboration that crossed grade levels and curriculum. It was a combination of grade 5 art students from elementary and grade 6 theatre...