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EDUCATIONAL MIME BASED CIRCUS/THEATRE SHOWS AND WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS

INSPIRATIONAL LEARNING THROUGH CIRCUS AND MIME

It is naturally important for children to explore the world through the creative arts, giving them opportunity to express themselves.

To do this successfully, it is essential to give them engaging, inspiring stimuli, making learning fun.

Nothing can be more stimulating for children than the personal experience of a creative, novel, and unique art form which is new to them.

MIME is a great example of this, and a most effective way to inspire children to creativity. Children being profoundly aware of their own bodies, are fascinated by the magic of mime.

THE CIRCUS SHOW

Suitable for key stage 1 and 2, and of course the staff

“AN ISSUE OF GRAVITY” ¬†Wolly's new silent comedy show, draws inspiration from Chaplin, Keaton and the stars of early cinema.

In a thrilling, fun packed, 45 minute show the children will remember fondly for many years to come, Wolly helps to solve the big issue of gravity by using his endearing skills in Mime, Clowning, Acrobatics, Magic and Dexterity, along with lots of audience participation. Guaranteed to capture the imagination.

MIME AND MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

Suitable for the older year 5 and 6 students

MIME is a dramatic tradition which reaches back in history at least to the theatre of ancient Greece.

It has survived safely well into the last century with the art of stars of silent film, and has had a recent resurgence with the film “The Artist”.

Mime is a basic form of language. Being able to express oneself non verbally, is a challenge. Most of us have gone through the experience abroad when not speaking the language, of making motions to try and be understood. In doing so we become mimes.

A one hour workshop will provide an informal and fun setting for students to explore various mime techniques, and learn that the body can be used to tell a story to great effect.

The workshop will also provide opportunities for group discussion, as students are encouraged to perform a “mime scenario” in front of the class.

To explore how this could work in your school, please contact John Wainwright (“Wolly”) by phone or email.