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South Craven drama students get some expert advice
1:19pm Friday 25th October 2013 in Keighley
Senior drama students at South Craven School took advantage of an opportunity to receive expert advice on all aspects of acting.
The year 12 and 13 students, who are taking BTECs in acting and A-levels in performance studies, enjoyed a three-hour ‘physical theatre’ workshop, which had been arranged by drama teacher Clare Adley.
The pupils were directed by visiting actor, Mal Smith, of professional theatre company Splendid Productions.
A spokesman for the Cross Hills school said: “The students spent the morning in The Fells Theatre. The workshop focussed on two leading physical theatre pioneers – Steven Berkoff and Jerry Grotowski – whose work the students are exploring in lessons. In one of the activities, following a demonstration by Mal, the students had to show their reactions in slow motion as they approached an imaginary situation in front of them.”
BTEC acting student Will Blackie said: “The workshop was really helpful and helped me develop as an actor. It opened my eyes to a different aspect of acting.”
Livvi Sheryn, a performance studies student, said: “It was really fun and extremely useful. We’re looking forward to taking part in another workshop with Mal.”