Participation: in schools
The company enjoy sharing our working methodology with young people and adults. Workshops with schools and theatre groups are an important part of what we do.
To date over 5,000 young people have taken part in workshops or residencies with the company. The format of our workshops can be adapted for any age group, and can run for a couple of hours, to longer residencies of up to a week.
We design each workshop around the specific needs of the group, tailoring the work to complement the components of the GSCE, A level and BTEC curriculums. Some of the skills we explore include devising methods, ensemble work, chorus techniques, devising from a specific stimuli, improvisation, physical theatre, group working and confidence building.
Example: The Wren Academy
Tangled Feet were commissioned by The Wren Academy to create a bespoke creative focus day for the whole of year 8. 10 members of the company spent the day with 160 students investigating how space affects behaviour, how the way we live affects our physicality and how architecture has such a large influence on how we move through our environment. The focus of the day was on process, learning through practical activities involving materials and theatre. The focus was also on ensemble working methods and making work democratically. The day ended with a short sharing of some of ideas that came up in each group.
“To see our students so engaged and making such rapid progress was a delight! It was a rare privilege to work with such a professional team – one with such strong members and no weak links!”
Jane Snowsill, Assistant Principal, Wren Academy
Example: Goose Green
An example of our Primary level workshops at Goose Green Primary School
“It was fantastic to have such passionate and dedicated professionals working with students who aspire to work in the theatre world. Their workshops gave students confidence in themselves as source material for genuinely exciting devised work.” Imogen Brodie, Head of Theatre, The BRIT School for Performing Arts
“We were delighted to have tangled feet perform at our school. Their impressive and entertaining show really helped our drama students appreciate a wide variety of theatrical techniques. The after show talk was so useful. The cast and director gave real insight into devising techniques, exactly the sort of thing that can inspire our students’ own work. I would thoroughly recommend them.” Alex Clay, Head of Theatre Arts Professional
“I loved it.” – Victoria Hargreaves – Arts Ed Student
“I was amazed, the physicality was so clever” – Arts Ed Student
“We were treated like working professionals, with respect for our ideas” BRIT School Student
“I found the workshop inspirational” BRIT School Student
“They made the devising process so simple and fun. Really enjoyed it” St Peter’s School Student
If you would like to discuss workshops, please contact our Participation Manager Alexis Ramsden, firstname.lastname@example.org