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Drama in Action 2021: Seeking Youth Educators
Drama in Action returns in Spring 2021 with new workshops for youth educators and teachers!
Led by professional theatre artists and educators Lindsey McAlister, Juliette O’Brien and Neil Harris, the dynamic and informative workshops explore scriptwriting, directing, performance skills, drama games and more – providing youth educators with professional development, as well as tools and techniques to help infuse drama into their teaching. The workshops are particularly suitable for local primary and secondary school teachers who work with young people in English.
*Registration Deadline: Four days before workshop begins
Workshop 5: Inspiration is Everywhere
Artist: Lindsey McAlister
26 February 2021 (Friday), 6:30pm – 9:30pm
27 February 2021 (Saturday), 10am – 5pm
Registration Deadline: 22 February 2021 (Monday)
*Participants must be able to attend all workshop dates.
If you’re keen to create a theatrical performance for your students but not sure where to begin, join Lindsey McAlister and discover new ways to stimulate your work. In two workshop sessions, participants take part in hands-on activities that explore how props, music, images, poetry, improvisation and more can feed the imagination and inspire creativity.
Workshop 6: Shakespeare Without Fear
Artist: Juliette O’Brien
26 March 2021 (Friday), 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Registration Deadline: 22 March 2021 (Monday)
Teaching Shakespeare can be daunting. In this workshop, professional artist and educator Juliette O’Brien shares tips on how to demystify Shakespeare’s language and highlight the universal concepts and themes that make his works relevant to modern classrooms and students of all ages. Through fun activities participants explore new ways to help students understand the texts and creative ideas for staging dialogue and bringing characters to life. All activities are suitable for a range of English language and age levels, and can be easily transferred to other texts teachers might be using in class.
Workshop 7: Bringing Words to Life
Artist: Neil Harris
16 April 2021 (Friday), 6:30pm – 9:30pm
17 April 2021 (Saturday), 10am – 5pm
Registration Deadline:12 April 2021 (Monday)
*Participants must be able to attend all workshop dates.
Discover how to make English and literature classes fun, engaging and impactful by getting your students up and moving with drama activities! In this workshop, educator and performance artist Neil Harris shares techniques, tasks and ideas that can help students enhance their understanding of character and plot. Participants also explore how to play with voices, learn to storyboard and lead hot-seating and other spin-off activities that make text and literature classes fun for everyone.
Jockey Club Community Sustainability Fund – Art out-of-the-box Project: Make and Play Your Own Ukulele (FULL)
*Please note that the programme is currently FULL.*
Learning a musical instrument is a great way to help youngsters relieve stress, build self-confidence and bond with people with similar interests. Being able to create an instrument and play it, makes the experience even more memorable. Our new, upcoming music programme, part of The Jockey Club Community Sustainability Fund – Art out-of-the-box Project, helps young people learn how to make and play their own ukulele!
Specially designed for youth groups and communities working with youngsters aged eight and above, the flexible six to eight-week programme can be held remotely at your youth or community centre. Working via online videos and Zoom tutorials, a group of professional artists will virtually guide participants to assemble, decorate and play their own ukulele. All materials will be sent directly to your location free-of-charge.
If you’re interested in applying on behalf of your organisation, please read through and send the to Mag at on or before 22 February 2021.
#hashtag – Live Recording for Schools
We are now pleased to offer a free-of-charge recording of the live performance of #hashtag to schools interested in sharing it with their students. Through theatre, dance, music and video the performance brings to life the powerful and sometimes deceptive world of social media, and shines a light on issues facing many young people today, such as cyber bullying, abortion, suicide and self-harm, that are often considered taboo.
Jockey Club Community Sustainability Fund – Art out-of-the-box Project: Visual Arts Education Pack
Make online learning a fun and creative experience with this collection of Chinese language resources that help provide enriched online learning experiences for primary school students.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2021 “Why on Earth?”
Why on Earth? features a series of original dance, music and spoken word creations that highlight the issues posed by climate change, the challenges we face in our daily lives, and what we can do to help preserve our planet in the best way possible.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2021 – #BeTheChange
Journey to the Top and Haste Makes E-waste are two new original spoken word dance films from the #BeTheChange film series that encourages young people to address social issues that impact them through the arts.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2021 – Exhibition
Join us at our exhibition of visual and performing art pieces created by 500 local youngsters and 20 professional artists, inspired by their personal reflections on climate change, to learn more and help us take a stand to protect our planet.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2021: Free Online Activities
Join us in a new series of free-of-charge online activities to help primary and secondary school students explore climate change through the arts at home or in the classroom.
Miller Performing Arts: #BeTheChange: 16 Beats, 1 Song
The experimental short film 16 Beats 1 Song celebrates the bold individuality and future prospects of Hong Kong’s young people through dance.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2021 – Youth Singer-songwriters Workshop
We are now seeking aspiring singer-songwriters aged 14 to 25 looking to showcase their talents!
Drama in Action 2020: Seeking Youth Educators
If you work with young people and would like to learn more about how to include drama into your teaching, join us for the Drama in Action workshops this autumn!
The Jockey Club “Project Silver” – Intergenerational Arts Project Exhibition
This November, join us for the launch of the first public exhibition and sharing event that features a range of intergenerational creative projects.
Miller Performing Arts: Youth Assistant Choreographers Summer Online Dance Programme – Team Ailey
This summer, our emerging young dancers enhanced their dance and choreography training in the Youth Assistant Choreographers Summer Online Dance Workshops – Team Ailey.
Miller Performing Arts: Youth Assistant Choreographers Summer Online Dance Programme – Team Bausch
This summer, using frames as props, a group of talented HKYAF dancers explored the topic of social media and enhanced their dance-making training
Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2020: Auditions for Youth Dancers
Join us as a youth dancer at Standard Chartered Arts in the Park 2020 this November as the city gathers to celebrate the arts!
RAW 2020: A Cappella Team Auditions
Calling all singers and Beatboxers! Join YAF’s a cappella group, and let your voice be heard!
#BeTheChange: "Alone Together" Virtual Dance Project
Let’s dance together! For our next project, we are going virtual as we explore the theme of “isolation”.
Drama in Action 2020: Seeking Youth Educators (POSTPONED)
If you work with young people and would like to learn more about how to infuse drama into your teaching, join us this Spring when the Drama in Action workshops returns!