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Performing Arts e-Bulletin

Performing Arts e-Bulletin

Welcome to the return edition of the Colour My World’s e-Bulletin. The team here are eager to kick off the fall term, so included in this issue are the most essential Performing Arts programme and staff updates. We look forward to seeing some familiar faces over the coming months, and of course some new faces too. Are you ready to pursue your artistic adventures?

 

 

Sep-Oct 2019 

 

Performing Arts e-Bulletin

Intro2Drama

(4-6.5 years)

Building confidence and learning through movement, song, dance and play!

Intro2Drama is especially designed to develop life skills and boost your child’s confidence.

Taught by experienced dramatists and theatre professionals your little one will develop a unique creative awareness and art through storytelling, movement and songs.

Focusing on key areas of improvisation, staging and vocalization, performances will be based around engaging thematic stories.

Share ideas. Become an active listener. Build a sense of pride.

Classes available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Call for Audition

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(5-14 years)

Shakespeare’s classic love comedy returns to the Colour My World stage

We’ve modernized the 16th century dialogue, curated pop songs that complement each scene, and all we need now are the players!

If you have a talent for song, stylised dance and delivering lines with emotion, we want to put you on stage!

Come along to the open auditions and see if you have what it takes to star in this contemporary take of the Bard’s tale.

Auditions for Colour My World’s next smash hit will take place on Fri, 30 Aug 4:00-5:00pm, Fri, 6 Sep 4:00-5:00pm and Sat, 7 Sep 2:30-3:30 or 4:00-5:00pm.

Lead Cast 8-14 years old Supporting Cast 5-7 years old

Rehearsal workshops on Wednesdays OR Saturdays (with some Fridays) from September 2019 to Performance dates of 14/15 March 2020.

Speak Aloud

(8 years +)

Speech, Debate and Effective Communication

Hone your public speaking skills and ability to critically interpret information.

Be inspired by current events, articles, speeches, news, media and photographs.

Write well-structured and persuasive ideas that engage your audience and boost your confidence.

With a focus on core skills, such as:

Interpretation and Analysis
Creative and persuasive writing
Practical performance and presentation
Teamwork and effective listening

Themes covered will include:

Personal Branding & Video Journalism (Sep-Oct)
The Modern World (Nov-Dec)
Technology & Science (Jan-Mar)
Trinity Term (Apr-Jun)

Classes held on Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Trinity College London Graded Exam

(6 years +)

Exam seasons December and June

(Enrolment deadline September & February)

Delve deeper into the study of performance skills and receive credentials from internationally recognised, Trinity College London.

Enhance your self-esteem, sense of achievement and support your future goals.

The Trinity syllabus main categories are:

Communication Skills: speeches on personal experiences and opinions

Speech & Drama: character performances from a range of material and a showcase of self-expression.

Acting Skills: techniques in vocalisation, mime, improvisation, characterisation, staging and a study in dramatic literature.

Musical Theatre: disciplines in singing, acting, and movement are examined through integrative performance from a range of classic and contemporary pieces.

Colour My World’s experienced facilitators provide in-depth training and personalised instruction. Small groups of students will be supported through material selection to final polishing.

Staff Updates

Colour My World would like to wish Gabor Zsóka (Fashion Design) a successful farewell.

And a warm welcome to Mark McPherson, Jonathan Daly (Speech, Communication and Creative Writing) and Kelvin Yu (Painting, Illustration) to the team.

 

Contact Colour My World for more

information, dates and times.

@colourmyworldhk

colourmyworldhk

info@colour-my-world.com

(852) 2580-5028

Our Audition Tips

Our Audition Tips

Hello Everyone!

This is your friendly neighborhood theatre director and since it is audition season, I just wanted to pass along some tips to help you get the part.

Tip 1: First Impressions are EVERYTHING!! When you walk into the room you have to exude confidence! Hold your head up high and “own” it. Make sure you don’t shuffle your feet and try to speak as clearly as possible and make sure you are heard.

Tip 2: Show your personality. Speak in complete sentences and try to be as likeable as possible. Directors can always sense a little bit about your personality by how you interact with them in an audition.

Tip 3: Do your research. Make sure you know what you are auditioning for and prepare all the required pieces. If it is a musical, make sure you have a song with the accompaniment. Never go into an audition without at least reading the play/musical that you are auditioning for.

Tip 4: Loosen up! Relax your body before you walk into the room. Do a few stretches in the waiting area and try not to let your nerves get the better of you. If you walk in relaxed, the person watching you will automatically relax as well.

These are just a few tips to get you going. Don’t forget we have auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Pop Musical August 30 and September 6 at 4:00-5:00 and September 7, 2019 at 2:30-3:30 and again at 4:00-5:00.

Think Like an Artist’ by Will Gompertz

Think Like an Artist’ by Will Gompertz

Recently I finished reading a rather inspiring book called ‘Think Like An Artist’ by Will Gompertz which I bought from Kelly & Walsh during Art Basel HK 2018.

Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with fresh, brilliant ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile?

Will Gompertz is a BBC’s art editor. Previously director of Tate Media, Gompertz has written extensively for The Guardian and The Times newspapers. He is the author of What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye. In Think Like An Artist, Gompertz doesn’t just comment on the artist’s finished work itself, he also tells the life stories of the like of Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bridget Riley and Ai Weiwei etc., trying to guide his audience to get into the artist’s mind and explore where their inspirations and creative ideas come from, getting into the artist’s habits and their path to success.

Interesting quotes from the book are :

‘One eye sees, the other feels.’ – Paul Klee
‘I proceed by trial and error.’ – Bridget Riley
‘When bankers dine together they discuss art, when artists dine together they discuss money.’ – Oscar Wilde

Jennifer Lee

Buying vs. Creating: What’s more valuable?

Buying vs. Creating: What’s more valuable?

Can’t think of the perfect birthday gift/Christmas present for your parents, relatives or friends? Don’t know what store to start with? Then maybe consider creating something, as opposed to buying it. Although you might not always think it, there’s great value in putting in the work to both think of and make something of your own, something designed only for that one person you intend on giving it to.

After having made

many drawings to my parents and relatives as a child, there was a long period of time where I felt that giving them one of my artworks was “cheap” or not a “real investment”. But lately, I’ve come to realize that giving someone your artwork can actually be a lot more valuable than something you bought at a store. Think of the amount of time you put aside for making it and the reason you had for doing it. It’s the greatest example of the phrase “It’s the thought that counts” — except you also have something to look at for decades to come. And isn’t it more common for your parents or older relatives to show you a drawing that you made for them a long time ago, rather than something that you purchased?

I’d say it is.

(The illustrations below were made as a Christmas gift for my stepfather last year and a recent birthday gift for my mother. They both portray they’re old summer houses back in Sweden.)

Andreas von Buddenbrock,
Programme designer/
facilitator of Ready Set Draw at CMW

Fun for all Ages?

Fun for all Ages?

At my recent visit back to the UK, I experienced a rather fun art installation by Superflex, a group of Danish artists (founded in 1993) who is best known for their playfully subversive films and art installations. At Tate Modern, Superflex installed an orange line of swings woven through the Turbine Hall.

Each swing has been designed with three people on the same seat; specifying that swinging with two other people has greater potential than swinging alone, thus the work is called One Two Three Swing! Swinging in group of three’s, creates a collective energy that resists gravity and challenges the laws of nature, as claimed by Superflex.

By taking part in this collective installation, you are bound to enjoy the company of many other visitors of all ages! This brings people casually together in a relaxed ambiance to have a good laugh and excitement!

So, if you are heading to the UK sometime in the next few months, do drop by the Tate Modern, London. This installation has extended its exhibit period to 2 October 2018. So try experience One Two Three Swing! first-hand!

Vivien Thumb

Play in Two Days

Play in Two Days

We are offering something totally new this summer at our visual and performing arts workshops. For starters, we are introducing ‘Play in Two Days’. A Play in Two Days is the name of our new Drama Festivals where the participants will come in and plan, write, produce, and co-direct a small performance over two days with the Performing Arts practitioners. It’s something that’s really fast-paced and fun for all. In addition to the new Drama Festivals we will also roll out Visual Arts Festivals where the participants will work with two practicing artists-educators on two very different media and conceptualization direction. Of course we are also running our every popular ActOut! and Specialised Art workshops as well as new Music & Lyrics workshops!

Daryl Walker,
Head of Performing Arts /
Director of CMW Centre Stage Production 2018