Going for Goals
Faster. Higher. Stronger. - The Olympic Motto
What do the Olympic Games mean to you? Medals? Glamour? Money and publicity? Or a chance for the crowd to wave to Mum on the telly?
The impact of hosting the 2012 Games will be enormous but what's it really all about? For our lively and dynamic young actors the Games and all they entail represent a timely reminder that we all have a valid contribution to make. From sporting excellence to social cohesion it's all here in this vibrant new addition to Konflux Theatre's acclaimed 'Play-in-a-Day' series. Taking a good run up (and diving in at the deep end), here's a potted history of the Olympic movement like you've never seen before - complete with an host of colourful and eccentric characters - from ancient Greece to the present day.
Over the course of a pacy and stimulating day long rehearsal process with our professional Director the students will explore a wide range of topical issues. Working together as actors to create a fun and action-packed 15 minute performance which informs as much as it entertains. Key themes such as the value of teamwork, personal discipline, self-expression, healthy lifestyles, confidence building, problem solving and... oh yes... FUN... all play a big part in this unique learning experience. As we race against the clock, storm into the lead and sprint down the home straight, throw in more facts and historic detail than you can shake a javelin at and we're all going for gold.
Other important messages in the performance include; inclusion and togetherness (everyone has a valued contribution to make), aspirational thinking (everyone has the potential to achieve) and cultural diversity. The time-honoured Olympic philosophy of celebrating personal endeavour and trying to be the best we can, may be applied to so much more than just the Games. So, with all this insight tucked into our kit bag and the adrenalin pumping, only a few last hurdles remain...
Why are the athletes only being fed cheese and water?! Will our Marathon Runner ever reach the finish line? Who's going for gold?
On your marks...
For more information please call Rebecca on 01937 832740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org