Opportunities for young people at Barbican Theatre... We WILL be returning in September to run all our talent development classes for 12-25 year olds - and at only £60 for an entire year! Alongside weekly classes there will be a much wider range of masterclasses and workshops (from VJ-ing, to Projection mapping, to composing for choreography) and online workshops through the B-Hive (which reached over 37,000 people during lockdown). ReBels All of our talent development and training is getting a new name: ReBels You are all part of one rebellious family from now on so that whatever your age, your voice will be heard and skills celebrated. Membership is only £60 for an entire year (for our ages 12 - 15 groups or ages 15 - 25 groups) You get even more opportunities, for the same great value! Naturally there are going to be some changes to make sure everyone stays safe, happy and healthy. Here is the Nitty Gritty: Smaller groups in bigger spaces You will be meeting in a smaller bubble of up to 10 people to make social distancing easier. Barbican Theatre’s space is going to be too small for delivering socially distanced classes so we will be hiring bigger spaces in Plymouth. We know that seeing your friends is important and we want you to be able to work with your friends. So you can pick your groups. Each group will have a slightly different focus for the half term to help you and your friends try new stuff. For ages 12 - 15yrs: the six groups will be project based e.g. comedy, puppetry, contemporary dance, hip hop and spoken word. For ages 15 - 25 yrs: the classes will still focus on technical training and then you can branch off into one of three creative projects that change every half term e.g devising ghost stories / creating a digital performance / Backstreet Theatre. There will still be Theatre or Dance training in each project with experienced practitioners you know. However, these smaller groups give us an opportunity to try new things. During the creative time in each class there will be extra opportunities to learn cross overs like stage combat or beatbox poetry too. Online Opportunities There will also be a group that will remain online to develop online content like podcasts, films and live-streaming. So if you don’t feel ready for face to face yet, you can still be part of ReBels BHive. There will be more groups and therefore more classes. You can take part in more than one group if you want - it won't cost you any more! ReBels means breaking rules, being curious, taking on new challenges and finding your unique voice. Imagine if we uncover an entire new dance style growing out of Plymouth (like KRUMP coming out of LA), or the next music genre (like Grime from London or Drum and Bass in Bristol). Imagine if your job hasn’t even been invented yet? Who’s the next Kae Tempest? What other ways can you tell stories? What stories should we be telling? Often in the arts world you work alongside other artists, constantly learning new tricks. Sometimes you don’t even end up being a performer but go into film, technology or directing. ReBels will make sure you get the kind of training that gives you a taste of much more than dance and theatre. For ages 12-15 Mondays 5pm - 6:30pm What's Your Style? (Dance) with Kadus Smith & Lauren Pomfret @Barbican Theatre 5pm - 6:30pm Text & Music (Theatre) with Charlotte Kransmo & Ali Humphries @The Loft 7:30pm - 9pm Rhythm & Word (Dance) with Kadus Smith & Shaday Barrows @Barbican Theatre 7:30pm - 9pm Online Stories (Theatre) with Zoe Bloss & Hayley Bentley @The Loft Tuesdays 5pm - 6:30pm Comedy Sketches with TBC (Theatre) @Barbican Theatre 5pm - 6:30pm Puppetry with Above Bounds (Theatre) with Victoria Horan & Nadia Schafer @Barbican Theatre Partner Venue TBC For ages 15-25 Members will choose one session from 5:30pm - 7pm and one from 8pm - 9:30pm: Wednesday 5:30pm - 7pm Rhythm & Articulation @ Barbican Theatre with Daisy Higgins & Kadus Smith Character & Combat @The Loft with Keith Wallis & Rosie Woodham Theatre & Bands @ Barbican Theatre Partner Venue with TBC & Ali Humphries Wednesday 8pm - 9:30pm Composing For Choreography @ Barbican Theatre with Daisy Higgins & TBC Online Stories @The Loft with Kevin Johnson & Zoe Bloss Backalley Fashion Show @ Barbican Theatre Partner Venue with TBC and Harry Scott Masterclasses (ages 15-25 free and exclusive to ReBels members) Your Thursday nights sorted! The ReBel masterclasses have two strands. There will be weekly masterclasses for 15-25 year old that will give you a space to learn, ask questions and hear from industry experts about anything and everything to do with the cultural sector. We will run 5 every half term - on producing, freelancing, technical skills, digital and overviewing a specific industry. These are FREE and exclusively for our ReBel Talent Development Training members. You can attend as many as you'd like (if there are spaces obviously!) We will also be running monthly 2 day masterclasses for anyone in the city who wants to get a chance to really delve in deep into a new skill. These will be for a maximum of 13 people and will be hands on sessions on anything and everything from VJing, puppetry, greenscreen motion capture to writing your own protest songs. We think it's important that you get to see, hear and learn from the best and get a chance to hear about and get excited about all the creative careers you could have. It doesn't matter if you know nothing about the subject- take a risk and see where these masterclasses take you. Learn about everything from how a record gets made and distributed to fundraising, how to do your tax return, producing outdoor events, to what a dramaturg is and who on earth is a 'fixer'. Our first term of Thursday Night Masterclasses will feature: Digital (D) Overview (O) Freelance (F) Production (P) Technical (T) Thur 1 October 6pm - 8pm: Digital ReBel Premiere. (D) Thur 8 October 6pm - 8pm: Laura Kriefman: What's Next For The Barbican? (O) Thur 15 October 6pm - 8pm: Where's the Cash? Fundraising (F) Thur 22 October 6pm - 8pm: How Not To Kill Anyone (Risk assessments for the world!) (P) Thur 29 October 6pm - 8pm: Tech 101 - Say what? (T)
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