“You have to understand your best. Your best isn’t anyone else’s best, but your own. Every person has his own norm. And in that norm, every person is a star. A famous actor could stand on his head and still not be as good as you! Because only you can be you! What a privilege! Nobody can achieve what you can if you do it… So do it! We need your best, your voice, your body. We don’t need for you to imitate anybody else, because that wouldn’t be your best. And if it isn’t your best then it may as well be your worst.” Stella Adler ‘The Art of Acting’
Students in Year 2 continue their exploration and understanding of how drama can communicate meaning. They draw inspiration in their drama from other cultures, times and locations in order to explore meaning and interpretation, forms, elements, and social contexts of drama. Students are encouraged in reflective practices and make simple reflections expressing what they enjoy and why. Students are encouraged to consider how biblical perspectives can be devised and represented within the elements of drama, the performing of bible stories, and demonstration of core biblical values. The aim is to enable students to continue to consolidate and develop their performance skills, knowledge and ability to control and apply the dramatic elements, forms, skills, techniques and processes of drama, so that they respond to the world around them. This subject also aims to equip students with an increasing confidence in their ability to create meaning in movement and performance using space, levels, shape, dynamics, voice, rhythm and movement sequences. Students will continue to explore and describe the interrelated relationships between characters and setting when establishing story structures, roles, and situations so that students can learn how meaning is communicated through drama.
“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them” Romans 12:6a