Secondary school classes

Schweigman& has been offering education & outreach programmes to schools and colleges since 2017. Our recent workshops and theatre-making projects were a great success, with highly enthusiastic feedback from students. Since then the company has begun to work with various schools on a regular basis.

Why?

  • Students learn to connect with each other in new ways; they get the opportunity to bring their own qualities to the forefront.
  • Students learn to be self-reliant and to trust each other.
  • Students learn to respect and indicate their boundaries, they focus less on the rational and more on the physical, and to recognise when they feel intuitively a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’.
  • Students discover that allowing yourself and daring to show vulnerability is also a strength.

Subjects

The performance and workshop programmes comply with the school syllabus under CKV, drama, philosophy, arts subjects and social sciences. The workshops address social skills issues and support the development of self-reflection.

For whom?
Workshops are for the higher year classes (4, 5 and 6) at every level and are taught by a theatre studies teacher.

Options

  • Workshop accompanying the performance Val (20 September – 21 November 2019)
  • Physical and sensory theatre workshop

A physical theatre workshop, before or after the performance. Participants learn about Schweigman&’s physical and sensory methods. They receive the same training as the company’s own performers and are challenged as theatre-makers to create their own scenes using the phenomenon of the fall as starting point, á la Schweigman&.

Duration: 100 – 120 minutes
The workshop can take place on the day of the performance or in the week before, or in the week after.

  • Mini theatre-making process

In this one-day course you get to know the phenomenological working method and we end with a presentation. The workshop can take place before or after the performance. We take a phenomenon – in this case the fall – and peel away its layers until we get to the very essence of its matter. This peeling process takes place through research in the studio and through collective philosophising about what we discover and experience. The physical and sensory experience determine the content and the process. There is no predetermined script. We continue as theatre-making participants, which means we have to create our own settings through improvisation assignments. Key to this creative process is that not knowing can be just as fruitful and that choices only become definitive at the end of the process.

Duration: a full day, exact times in consultation.

Location: studio or large classroom at the school.

Capacity: per workshop maximum 25 participants, other options are available (please contact us).

 

Price:

workshop:                  €175 per group, plus travel costs and theatre tickets

1 day workshop:        €400 per group, plus travel costs and theatre tickets

Specific ideas or requests?
Discuss the options with Anemone Oostvriesland, Project Manager Education & Outreach. Mail her at anemone@schweigman.org.

 

“You’re immediately thrown into it. Straight away. No explanations. Go out and explore. I loved that. You don’t expect that in making a theatre show. It became something really beautiful

– Puck, 5th year student, Oosterlicht College Nieuwegein