Sat, May 29|
Kids -The Frogs Who Desired A King - Day 1 (of 2)
Over a 2 day workshop, the group will develop a non-verbal theatrical performance adaptation of the fable, “The Frogs Who Desired A King.”
Time & Location
May 29, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Brooklyn, 191 N 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA
About the Event
Together, the kdis will read, analyze, and ultimately adapt, pinpointing the most important or exciting elements of the story and building upon them. The main task of this workshop will be translating the story into a non-verbal performance. The aim is to expand the understanding of theater, and introduce dance as a theatrical tool. Dance will be the main means by which the story is told. With dance as their language, the kids will be guided by music and more generally, rhythm. The artist leading this workshop will stand before the performers and conduct their gestures and movements. Similar to the way a conductor directs her orchestra, the kids and will work together with the artist to form a gestural language, where her poses or gestures signal them to perform their given tasks.
The kids are essentially creating and performing a play in this workshop, with the condition that it may not include any words. Theater is so often understood as a sub-sect of literature, as something that is always written and/or spoken. They will break down this understanding of theater by limiting it, so to speak. Theater can live in a purely performative space, and call upon other means to generate meaning and narrative.
At the end of the workshop there will be a live performance for the parents and guest.
Target age group- 8-10
We have a suggested donation of $50 for this 2 day workshop to cover supplies and art teacher - We will never turn away a child who can benefit from a free art class. Please reach out for scholarship needs.
+$1.25 service fee
We have a suggested donation of $50 to cover supplies and art teacher - We will never turn away a child who can benefit from a free art class. Please reach out for scholarship needs.
+$1.25 service fee0