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.