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Theatre and movement courses

Performance from movement students

Introduction to Theatre

Autumn term

This course provides an introduction to staging and performing to an audience. No previous experience of theatre is necessary.

During the course you will explore lighting, character, devising and script. The course is largely practical in nature and held in a drama space at York St John University. 

This course leads on to the Working Towards Performance course.

Working Towards Performance

Spring term

To take part in this course you must have completed the Introduction to Theatre course.

On this course you will use your theatre skills to create an original piece of theatre. Starting with an idea, we will work to create characters, devise a script and stage our production. 

You will get the chance to perform your work as part of York St John University's Arts Festival.

Playback Theatre

Monthly during term time

On this course you will learn the basics of performing this exciting improvisational theatre form.

Playback theatre brings together theatre-makers, improvisers and storytellers. It focuses on creating a unique experience for performers and an audience by collaborating to tell a shared story. 

Creative Movement

Course length: 2 terms

This course provides an opportunity for creative expression through movement. It is for all abilities.

The course will focus on increasing body confidence and self-esteem. You will express yourself through different styles of movement, including contemporary dance. Exercises will focus on improving posture, stability and dance technique.

During the course you will collaborate with other members of the group. The course is supported by York St John dance students. 

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