Millfield dancers and actors have begun a series of workshops and projects as part of the bespoke Curiosity programme for the spring term. Devised by Director of Dance and Drama, Rhian Fox, students will be working with one of the biggest dance companies in the UK, as well Royal Academy of Dramatic Art mentors.
For Millfield Dance, the Curiosity programme for students started with a workshop with leading UK dance company Sir Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. Matthew Bourne is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer and director, known for his retelling of classical ballets such as his famous all male adaptation of Swan Lake. Working with New Adventures Resident Artist, the dancers explored storytelling through dance, learning repertoire from Bourne’s most recent work, Romeo and Juliet.
In Millfield Drama, students have begun a creative project with playwright Dougie Blaxland, looking at his audio play 'Unknown', which was listed as one of the Guardian's top 20 of 2020. They will now work on their own monologues to share with playwright Blaxland, who will offer feedback after half term. The students also have a session planned with screen and stage actor and RADA mentor Jordan Mifsud, who has most recently appeared in ITV's The Bay and Kingsman: The Golden Circle with Colin Firth. Students will also take part in comedy and film acting workshops later this term.
Practical and creative work continues in GCSE Drama, where students have been capturing their devising work on photo and video as part of their assessments.
Learn more about Dance and Drama at Millfield here.