Dance and Performance Workshop
When and Where
- 22 Apr 2020 - 1 Jul 2020 (20 hours, 10 weeks)
- Days and times
- Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00
- Morley College London
- Full fee
- Concession fee
- Concession Fee discount not applicable
- Senior fee
- Senior Fee discount not applicable
- Corali School
- Course code
What you will learn
This course provides an exciting opportunity for people with and without disabilities to work together to develop a performance piece for the end of the summer term. During the ten week programme, as participants learn about the fundamental skills of group work and the principles of inclusive and integrated practice, they develop the performance piece together. Performers from Corali Dance Company with learning disabilities and its tutor team will deliver the course, alongside guest artists. Corali is a professional performance company that works in collaboration with dancers that have learning disabilities and artists that do not. Corali is a leader in innovative dance intervention and site-specific performance - www.corali.org.uk
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Learnt transferable communication and social skills
- Begun to explore creative ideas physically and to communicate ideas to others
- Understand the principles of inclusive practice
- Understand group and self-assessment
- Have gained performance confidence and taken part in the final group performance
- Gained personal responsibility and appreciation of creative choice
Class format and activities
The course will divided into sections: introduction; inclusive practice fundamentals; generating performance material; performance skills; rehearsal; performance.
The class will include physical technique and creative improvisation. Classes will build skills progressively throughout its duration. Ideas will be generated through group discussion and improvisation exercises and these will form the basis of the final showing. The course will also include specific training in working inclusively and use workshop and discursive methodologies to explore these ideas.
In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning.
Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Some previous performance experience will be helpful, but not essential. A commitment to the 10 week course.
What you need to know before you enrol
It is a two hour class with a short comfort break. You will need to participate in the full class.
Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.
What you will need for your class
Comfortable, easy to move in clothes.
What you can do next
The course will provide a basic understanding of how to devise original performance work in an inclusive setting. Students may be interested in pursuing their own creative ideas, or becoming group facilitators themselves. Some participants may be interested in taking up placements with other existing inclusive companies.