Do you ever feel like your students are always playing the same character or don't know how to break away from their own personality? In this workshop students will explore different techniques to help them in developing character for performance. Through physicality and voice exercises including Laban, Animal Characteristics, Elements and Body Gesture students will have an opportunity to devise characters and perform them in improvised scenes. Students will develop ensemble and improvisation skills and will complete the workshop with a "toolbox" of techniques to use to develop rounded characters for performance.
Nicole Jorgensen / Imaginaire Entertainment
Phone: +64275897474 or (09) 962 4257
Professional Actor and Children's Entertainer
BPSA Unitec - Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts, majoring in Acting.
Director of Imaginaire Entertainment, children's entertainment company.
Founding member of The Outfit Theatre Company.
Work in Schools:
2009- Artist in Residence- Pakuranga College
2009- Drama Tutor, Scholarship to Special Needs- Pakuranga College
Arts Coordinator- Pakuranga College
Arts Practice Medium: Drama
Topics or Genres of Expertise: Laban, Physicality of Character, Improvisation
Languages Spoken: English
Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary
Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)
Space and Resources Required: Large Classroom with no Desks
- $80.00 per hour
- Travel: Travel charge may apply
- Materials: $1.00 per student
Mode of Delivery: Workshop
Cultural Context: European, European, Asian, Pasifika, Maori
Student Comments: You are an awesome teacher. I have become less self conscious so I can do more in Drama and find creating a character a lot easier. ~Year 10 Drama Student. -------- Through these workshops I have gained a greater understanding into creating “off the cuff” characters. This will help me develop more interesting personalities which I can use in both scripted and improvised work. ~Year 13 Drama Student. -------- All the activities were explained in a manner which enabled us to understand and execute the task easily. The repetition of activities allowed us to get a greater understanding of what we were doing and how it should be done. ~Year 12 Drama Student. -------- I have loved learning from you. These things will help me to create and portray strong characters. ~Y10 Drama Student. -------- I have learnt lots of new skills that will help me be more convincing on the stage. ~Y10 Drama Student. --------
Programme Materials Provided for Schools: Yes