Performance Lab for Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington - Audition

NIDA is searching for 16 exceptional young performing artists in grades 7-10 to join the Performance Lab course in 2019. Performance Lab is a year-long program for young artists wishing to engage in a focused, practical performing arts training program. Collaborate with NIDA experts in a variety of disciplines and skills including movement, design, filmmaking and acting to create live and recorded performance. The 2019 course culminates in a presentation of devised work at NIDA at the end of Semester 1 and a scripted presentation at the end of Semester 2.

All Performance Lab students engage in a personalised feedback process with their tutor at the end of every semester, providing them with the support they need to decide the next step in their creative education.

Course dates and times

Sundays, 11am to 2pm

Semester 1, 2019: 10 February to 31 March and 5 May to 23 June
Semester 2, 2019: 4 August to 22 September and 20 October to 8 December

Audition

Sunday 13 January, 2019 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday 13 January, 2019 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Audition Preparation

Entry to the Performance Lab is by audition only. Audition information will be sent via a downloadable link within 2 working days of enrolment.

Semester 1, 2019: Devising – Let me Tell You a Secret

Secrets can unite us and secrets can divide us. What makes the mystery that surrounds secrets so thrilling and who can you really trust to keep hold of your innermost thoughts? Inspired by the Greek Mythology of Pandora’s Box, discover the high stakes consequences of unleashing secrets as you devise an original theatre work with your Performance Lab ensemble for presentation at the end of the course. Gain essential insight to the process of developing an original devised work for the stage. This course includes a masterclass in Writing for the stage.

Course components

  • Creative Voice : Assume a variety of roles in a creative process to generate new ideas for a live presentation.
  • Writing for Performance: Contribute to the written text of a new devised performance work through workshops and master classes with a writer.
  • Spontaneity: Explore plot, structure and narrative through improvisation.
  • Performance: Apply acting, voice and movement practice to a live presentation.
  • Evaluation: Learn and apply self-evaluation techniques. Develop supportive ways to provide feedback to others throughout the rehearsal process.

Semester 2, 2019: Text & Staging – Live on Stage

Realise your full potential as a theatre maker and performer in a Performance Lab production. As a company of actors you will collaborate with a NIDA Director on a scripted performance selected specifically for the 2019 Performance Lab ensemble. Participate in rigorous theatre and performance training as you learn how professional theatre is produced from page to stage. Participate in a design for the theatre master class to develop an understanding of the technical demands required to realise a production, then showcase the finished performance in a NIDA performance space at the end of the year.

Course components

  • Text Analysis: Interpret and bring to life a written text for live performance.
  • Stage Craft: Consider the elements that contribute to the physical realisation of a scripted, live performance.
  • Vocal Expression: Practise and apply vocal performance technique in a live presentation.
  • Character Development: Develop a fully realised character from a scripted work for live performance.
  • Technical skill: Understand and apply design skills to a scripted work.
  • Evaluation: Learn and apply self-evaluation techniques. Develop supportive ways to provide feedback to others throughout the rehearsal process.

Prerequisites

  • Entry to this course is by audition only.
  • This is a year-long 32 week course and you must be available to attend every session. Students can apply for attendance exemption in exceptional circumstances, applications must be made in advance to the supervising Course Manager. End of semester feedback and project participation is dependent on minimum attendance requirements. Students who are successful at the audition in January can opt for a 6 month only participation with the option to renew at the end of the first semester.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Children attending primary school grade equivalent holiday courses must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
  • NIDA staff will supervise students in courses for Grades 3–6 and Grades 7–10 years in their breaks. These students will not be permitted to leave the advertised venue without parental permission.
  • If you are running late to collect your child, please call NIDA reception on 02 9697 7600. NIDA will only provide supervision during advertised course times.
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Performance Lab for Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington - Audition

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$35 Limited inc GST
Performance Lab for Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington - Audition

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