February 4, 2011
The Great Mountain cast led two workshops for elementary school and highschool students at The Aeolian Performing Arts Centre in London, Ontario. The first workshop consisted of 15 high school students in Grades 11 and 12 who learned the importance of proper warm-ups for their bodies and voices and how to work as an ensemble using techniques taught and practiced by theatre actors. They also learned basic Aboriginal dance steps and “free-styled” to music using these steps. The second workshop consisting of about 55 elementary school students in Grades 4 and 5 were also taught the basics of warm-ups and basic Aboriginal dance steps and were further encouraged to improvise, play theatre games and learn about the challenges of theatre and scenework through play.
The Aeolian Performing Arts Centre