6-10, 11-12, 13+
DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE MOVEMENT DANCE
THESE CLASSES TRAIN ACTORS
and performers in the art of movement and follow the curriculum as used at RADA, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the world-renowned drama school in London.
Darren worked for two decades at RADA as Associate Tutor in Movement & Dance, choreographer and dancing master. He personally trained young actors who have become established in the profession over the years. Household names include the stars of Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe & Emma Watson) Darren has choreographed movie stars such as Nicole Kidman movie, Queen of the Desert. Darren established the syllabus for the RADA Foundation in Acting, the Master’s degree in text and performance, and leader of workshops for RADA Youth theatre.
DARREN’S DRAMATIC DANCE is a combination of a drama class, a dance class, and gives background to the history of theatre. Each class we consider a different period in drama, looking at different styles of performing, connecting to different movies, feature films, plays and musicals.
Each class focuses on ground-breaking material to train you in different styles and genres. Including Tragedies, Comedies, Shakespeare, Jane Austen’s period dramas and the 1920s made famous by shows such as Chicago and All that Jazz!
These classes are dynamic and require a physical stamina, to train the actor as a moving body, able to act with the whole body, to dance and to totally embody emotions and understand character choices. Exercises developed from the work of the pioneer Rudolf Laban. His systematic approach is used in the leading drama schools around the world. Above all, play and interactive fun are vital! So come learn new techniques while having fun expanding your skills and realising your performing talent!
Darren sees the value of starting young with intense training, being a member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He graduated from Cambridge University, specialising in Literature, Drama and Shakespeare and staging student productions for the HRH Prince Philip and the Queen Mother. He was awarded Distinction Award as Master of Arts in Dance Studies from Trinity Laban, and is the representative in Drama Training for the Laban Guild for Movement and Dance, and a member of the International Dance Council of UNESCO, working worldwide.
Darren Royston 0944150332 [email protected]
Laura K. Herne 0922427980 [email protected]
Thailand Cultural Centre, Thiam Ruam Mit Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok, Thailand
6-10, 11-12, 13+