In April, Performing & Production Arts students from Stratford-upon-Avon College took part in a workshop led by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Motionhouse, as part of Shout Out for the Arts.
They learnt all about the RSC and Motionhouse and also heard about our scheme and its mission.
“It was very informative and I am very excited about Shout Out for the Arts and I’m interested to get involved.”Stratford-upon-Avon College student
In the session, Motionhouse took students through a warmup, and this was followed by an exercise from the RSC that used Romeo and Juliet to explore language and performance.
Finally, they took part in a physical activity that explored contact performance.
“It was great as an actor to do more movement work and experience a different art form.”Stratford-upon-Avon College student
The group was able to contribute to Shout Out for the Arts and answer questions as a group about:
- What is important to them about the arts?
- What needs to happen for more young people to access the arts in Warwickshire?
- What art meant to them?
“It’s important that young people develop a sense of their own agency and are actively engaged in shaping decision-making around the sorts of arts experiences and creative opportunities on offer to them locally. That’s why we want [Shout Out for the Arts] to be youth-led; for young people to use their passion and knowledge to have the impact that is needed.”Sophie Hobson, Royal Shakespeare Company