Autumn Workshops - "The Beggars' Wedding"

Autumn Workshops - "The Beggars' Wedding"

In our Autumn workshops we have been working on a traditional Dorset tale using different media (drama, singing & music and sound recording) to explore the story’s key themes of love and betrayal, cruelty and kindness.

Taking the text as a starting point Tony Horitz led an enjoyable theatre workshop, followed by Karen Wimhurst’s music workshop in which we composed a song based on lines of the text and learned a lot about how music can be used to reflect emotions.  Finally Adrian Newton took us on a sonic journey through the story using sounds made by found objects as a story-telling device.

This has started us thinking about a future project involving different media.  On February 22nd we held our first workshop when we explored the possibilities for performance in the Leigh Common area.


 

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