When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code W23DNEC10A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Our new course The Marriage of Shakespeare and Flamenco a Performance Project will combine the development of acting and dancing skills as well as singing. Your tutors, Danielle Allan leading on the acting element and Fenella Barker leading on the dancing element, will collaborate with musician Juan Giraldo. Together, all three artist-facilitators will guide you through a creative workshop process leading to a live group performance at our end of academic year Dance Fusion event on Friday, June 28th. Combine your interests and skills in Shakespeare, flamenco dance and music as you enjoy this unique study opportunity. Important: students applying as actors will participate in all six sessions of the course (sessions 1-6); students applying as dancers will participate in sessions 5-6 only. Those interested in applying as dancers only should contact Fenella Barker (fenella.barker@morleycollege.ac.uk); as actors (who may also seek to dance), please contact Danielle Allan (info@flamencocongusto.co.uk) for advice and guidance about enrolment and participation.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Have a greater understanding of the use of flamenco song, Shakespearean speech and flamenco dance in a performance context
  • Have developed your core vocal, movement and dance skills
  • Perform a short excerpt from a music theatre play, combining Shakespearean text, theatre dance and song.

Class format and activities

Sessions 1 through 4 (May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th and May 24th), acting student participants will work with tutor Dani Allan to develop core vocal. acting and performance skills in readiness for the performance at the Dance Fusion event on Friday, June 28th. Sessions 5 through 6 (June 7th and June 21st), dancing (only) student participants will join the acting students to work together, supported by tutors Fenella Barker and Dani Allan, and with musician Juan Giraldo, to create a short music theatre play combing speech, song and dance. Please note that sessions 1-4 will run from 18.30 to 21.00 in Studio WA03; sessions 5 and 6 will run from 18.00 to 21.00 in Studio WA03.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those interested in acting, dancing and singing used for the purpose of live performance.

What you need to know before you enrol

Please contact Fenella Barker at fenella,barker@morleycollege.ac.uk (for dancing participation) and Dani Allan at info@flamencocongusto.co.uk (for acting participation) for information on enrolment and participation.

What you need

Tutors Dani Allan and Fenella Barker to advise.

What you can do next

Please speak to tutors about further study related to this course.