MOVEMENT & MIME TRAINING
These workshops could help deliver drama techniques for performance and/or introduce/develop knowledge for the theatre form standards.
Structured as a session or series of classes to upskill your own abilities while teaching mime work to your students, you could also book Fergus to visit your school to take a complete unit if you wish – or at least get that started in a way you can follow up on.
With focus on:
The work has a strong sense of moving beyond traditional
notions of ‘mime’ as a specific genre and more into a study of body and spatial
awareness, as it relates to the performer on stage.
HOST CLASSES AT YOUR SCHOOL
"The heavily practical nature allowed all students to work at their own skill and comfort level.
It was great to refresh old knowledge and gain new concrete skills and activities I could use in the classroom and on stage.
Spending concentrated time on movement training through a wide range of activities was very valuable. I also learned some new fun games and activities.
Fergus is a very calm and approachable instructor who I can see would work well with students of a range of ages and backgrounds."
"My Year 8 Drama students really enjoyed working with Fergus learning about the art of mime. He opened their eyes to what mime can involve in the wider performing arts -
and taught them skills that are relevant to wider performance applications."
St.Mark's Church School Wellington
PHYSICAL COMEDY SHOWS
The show will demonstrate some elements of movement and mime taught in the workshops. As well as combining visual theatre, comedy and juggling.
to large audiences
"MR FUNGUS has exceptional ability as a performer. His material was pitched at exactly the right level and he quickly established and maintained with ease, a marvellous rapport with his audience.
It was heart-warming to hear 300 young people shrieking
with genuine, unselfconscious laughter. MR FUNGUS' clowning, mime and juggling
skills are of the highest quality and he combines them in a pacey performance
that had his audience completely entranced..."
D.J. Pyatt, Mana College