Workshops

Every year, from September to June, Théâtre la Seizième offers French Drama Workshops in Immersion and Core French classrooms throughout British Columbia.

INTRODUCTORY DRAMA WORKSHOPS

The workshops encourage students to develop their creativity and upgrade their French skills by using theatre games and techniques. The workshops encourage student participation and are specifically adapted to each class’s needs, level of French and knowledge about drama. Schools can book from 3 to 4 workshops a day and this for a period of one day or up to several weeks.

Examples of activities

Ice-breaker games
Improvisation
Role playing
Situational exercises
Vocal and corporal expression
Exploration of space

 


 

OBJECT THEATRE 

The facilitator introduces the object theatre to your students through a series of practical classroom exercises adapted to their age group.

The workshop steps

1. The facilitator introduces the object theatre with a demonstration and explanations of the basic principles of this artistic form.
2. Students warm up physically and vocally. They introduce themselves individually and perform some drama exercises on emotions, rhythm, the look, …
3. (Grades K-3) Students choose and manipulate objects according to the given instructions: how to make them appear, create an emotion, follow a musical rhythm. At the end of the workshop, they transform a napkin using the techniques previously seen and let their imagination speak.
4. (Grades 4-8) In pairs, they create sequences without words following the rhythm and play instructions given by the facilitator, with or without music. Finally, the pairs create a story with words based on a memory or a personal story.

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Pedagogical elements

In-depth training with a professional workshop leader
Develop group work and the ability to listen
Spontaneous French speaking in class
Discovery of the basic tenets of theatre acting
Stimulation of the imagination and creativity

GRADES From grade 1 to 12
COST  From $75 per workshop. Contact us for a quote.
DATES  From September to June
DURATION  1 hour per workshop / 3 to 4 workshops per day required
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS  25 per workshop

 

 

 

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Pedagogical elements

Practice their skills of expression and oral communication in French as part of an artistic activity and in front of an audience.
Build self-confidence through the expression of their imagination.
Develop their critical thinking and their own aesthetics, and express them in French.
Work on size scales.
Discover another artistic language, that of the object theatre.
Stimulate their creativity by looking at the objects of their daily life with another look: more creative, evocative and meaningful.

GRADES  K-8
COST  175 $ per workshop. 150$ the second workshop the same day.
DATES  From September to June
DURATION 2 hours per workshop / Max 2 per day
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS 1 class per workshop (25 students)
MATERIAL PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL 1 table, 2 chairs