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 2022. 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 and acting to create live performance. The 2022 course culminates in a presentation of an original work devised by the Performance Lab ensemble at the end of Semester 1, and a scripted work 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, 2022: 6 February to 27 March and 1 May to 19 June
Semester 2, 2022: 24 July to 11 September and 16 October to 4 December

Course fees

$785 per Semester

Auditions

  • Sunday 12 December, 2021 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 9 January, 2022 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday 9 January, 2022 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Audition Preparation

Entry to the Performance Lab is by audition only. Audition information will be sent via a downloadable link upon enrolment.

Semester 1, 2022: Devising: Creative Collision

Visual Art meets Contemporary Theatre. Create a live performance piece inspired by street artists including Banksy, Miss Van and Phibbs. Collaborate with peers, develop vocal, physical and visual storytelling skills, and participate in a rigorous creative development process. Work with a NIDA director to devise an original theatrical work to reflect your world, make a statement and engage an audience.

Course components

  • Creative Voice: Assume a variety of roles in a creative process to generate new ideas for a live presentation.
  • Spontaneity: Use improvisation in live performance. Apply improvisation techniques to the development of a new rehearsed work.
  • Writing for Performance: Contribute to the written text of a new devised performance work through workshop activities.
  • Performance: Apply acting, voice and movement practice to a live presentation.

Semester 2, 2022: 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 2022 Performance Lab ensemble. Participate in rigorous theatre and performance training as you learn how professional theatre is produced from page to stage then showcase the finished performance for your invited audience 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.
  • Character Development: Develop a fully realised character from a scripted work for live performance.
  • 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.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • 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.
$36 Limited inc GST
Performance Lab for Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington - Audition

<p><div class="flexslider">{image name:“2020_Photo call_7-10 (26)”}</div></p><p>NIDA is searching for 16 exceptional young performing artists in grades 7-10 to join the Performance Lab course in 2022.

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$36 Limited inc GST
Performance Lab for Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington - Audition

<p><div class="flexslider">{image name:“2020_Photo call_7-10 (26)”}</div></p><p>NIDA is searching for 16 exceptional young performing artists in grades 7-10 to join the Performance Lab course in 2022.

...
$36 Limited inc GST
Performance Lab for Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington - Audition

<p><div class="flexslider">{image name:“2020_Photo call_7-10 (26)”}</div></p><p>NIDA is searching for 16 exceptional young performing artists in grades 7-10 to join the Performance Lab course in 2022.

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