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National Children’s Theatre holds workshops for children

August 4, 2009

eventsnow_theatre%20workshopsThe National Children’s Theatre celebrates 20 years of Children’s Theatre this year. The National Children’s Theatre Trust was formerly the Johannesburg Youth Theatre Trust – it was established in 1990 with Joyce Levinsohn as its artistic director. The NCT now presents stage adaptations of classics, contemporary plays and educational theatre.

Theatre is all about laughter and fun, and to spread the popularity, the Theatre holds Workshops for children every school term. The workshops are directed by Joyce Levinsohn, a multi award-winner, who has many years of experience in bringing the theatrical arts alive.

The Theatre Workshop classes are challenging and stimulating, and give children between the ages of seven and 17 the chance to develop their communication skills, unleash their imaginations, improve their self-confidence and expand their powers of expression. The syllabus consists of drama, improvisation, script reading, singing, musical appreciation, mime, physical theatre, public speaking, and modern, hip-hop and African dance. There is also a television presenting course, according to demand.

The Workshops take place on Saturday mornings from 09:30 to 12:00. According to Levinsohn, the training doesn’t simply help youngsters perform on stage, as, once they gain confidence, they also perform better in life.

The workshops have been made possible by the National Arts Council, the Department of Arts and Culture, and the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. For more details, call Sue on 011 484 1584 or email admin@jyt.co.za. You can also visit the site.

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