Filmed at the Black Box at the International School of Beijing for educational purposes, these drama exercises can be used in the classroom across the curriculum as physical and vocal warm-up exercises.
Service Learning : Empowering Young People Through Drama
The Middle School ISTA team from the International School of Beijing gave an empowering drama workshop to boost the self-esteem of 70 young people through the "Empowerment through Self-esteem" program in partnership with Citizen Inspire and ISB Chinese teacher, Ms. Fiona Jiang.
Behind the Scenes. Take a peak in what happens in a middle school drama classroom at ISB.
Seven Levels of Energy inspired by Jacques Lecoq
Adjective Name Game. A fun exercise to introduce each other and lean each other's names.
Sound-Movement Train. Students spontaneously create sounds and movement in the moment.
Extraordinary Shapes. A movement warm-up inspired by Viewpoints (Anne Bogart).
Physical Theater and AcroYoga composition. Students learned physical theater techniques - mirror, magic finger and extraordinary shapes - that they fused with an AcroYoga flow.
Partner Yoga Poses. Students learned basic partner poses that they weaved into a movement sequence.
Stage Combat (Greek Theater). Inspired by the movie, "Troy," the students created a stage combat sequence between Achilles and Hector.
Zen Rock Garden. A physical theater exercise that combines elements of Viewpoints.
Spatial Relationships. A physical theater exercise that shows the different spatial relationships in Viewpoints.
Character Improv. Students spontaneously chose a character and performs a short line representing that character.
Mask Convention. Basic exercise that shows a sequence of movement that helps young actors get acquinted with the trestle mask.
Yoga in the Classroom. A short guided yoga practice with a focus on breathing.