2015-2016 School Tour – A Series of Unexpected Events
Through our touring performances, we are bringing innovative ideas to schools. Our new performance, A Series of Unexpected Events, introduces students to ‘Immersive Theatre,’ a popular contemporary form in Europe. Based on the the topic of ‘Global Citizenship Education,’ students will have to make decisions and vote to affect the story’s development and ending. This fun and highly participatory way of engaging with a performance will help them to think critically and explore the topics in more depth. Launch is in the academic year 2015-16 with pre/post-performance workshops and teachers’ education packs for further discussion and exploration.
Drama and Musical Performances
We can guide your students through the process of creating a quality drama or musical performance for drama competitions or school events. This will impress your audience and give students a valuable learning experience in the performing arts.
Our OLE courses involve students in each step of the creative process. From helping them to create a script, to performance training, voice and movement training, and even backstage training, we give students all the tools to create a high quality theatre production with us.
We provide tailor-made short courses that use drama to teach presentation skills, storytelling, creative writing and literature appreciation, each of which can be adapted to suit your particular needs.
We also provide courses in a wide selection of contemporary theatre genres, such as Western and Chinese puppetry, site-specific theatre, physical theatre, devised theatre, song theatre, or a combination of all of these things. These extend students’ cultural awareness and let them think outside the box.
Previous Theatre in Education Work
In September, we were invited to hold two days of Chinese Puppetry workshops at the ESF Drama Conference at West Island School. These workshops introduced four types of traditional Chinese puppetry.
Fame Jr. was produced by Rooftop Productions for HKUSPACE Community College and performed at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall. Directed by Michelle Li. Photos by Ivor Houlker.
Rooftop Productions is dedicated to bringing innovative ideas to schools. In this programme, we are introducing “Immersive Theatre” to deliver Global Citizenship education.
While we were in Guangzhou, we also held some site-specific theatre workshops and a seminar at a local school (Guangzhou Tianhe Changle Elementary School), at the invitation of the teachers’ group of