Oursong - Intergenerational Project
28, October 2011
Devising Oursong with members from the Plymouth Theatre Royal’s Young Company and participants from Elder Tree’s dance classes
Exploring themes from Lovesong, a group of 22 participants in Plymouth worked with Frantic Assembly practitioner Imogen Knight for two days to create their own response to the production.
The group was made up of members from the Plymouth Theatre Royal’s Young Company and participants from Elder Tree’s dance classes. This was the first time our participatory workshops have included older people and was an inspiring experience for all involved.
The group met for the first time for a two-hour introduction workshop followed by a trip to see Lovesong at the Drum Theatre. They met Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett and the cast to discuss the production afterwards, asking questions and sharing their own personal responses. The participants came together again a few days later, working for four hours to create a piece of physical work based on Lovesong, which was performed to an invited audience.
“It was an experience I wont forget and it has made me feel more open and comfortable with working with people from other generations and all abilities.”
“I enjoyed the happiness and fun that we got with working with the older people.”
ALICE SMITH SCHOOL, MALAYSIA
28, September 2011
Alice Smith School Residency 2012 performance - Go, directed by Neil Bettles and Naomi Said.
For the last three years Frantic Assembly has worked with students at The Alice Smith International School in Malaysia to deliver a one week residency with a final public production.
Watch a video of the 2012 participants in rehearsal and videos of the 2011 performance and rehearsal at our Activities Gallery.
‘AMAZING! Best week of my life, will never forget this, thank you! Working with people I don’t normally work with and learning to help each other and collaborate was the best bit.’
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
31, January 2011
University of South Florida Residency - I Am Not What I Am, directed by Neil Bettles and Imogen Knight
During Frantic Assembly’s three week residency at the University of Southern Florida in January 2011, Neil Bettles and Imogen Knight worked with students to explore the devices and techniques used to create our production of Othello. The residency provided the opportunity to create original material following the processes used by Frantic Assembly, culminating in a sharing of their work at the end of the project.
'Imogen and Neil were a tremendous hit with our students – the energy, creativity, and positive attitude they brought to the workshops was very appreciated and well-received.'
Marc Powers - Director of the School of Theatre & Dance
OLD VIC, NEW VOICES
30, November 2010
Frantic Assembly worked with Old Vic New Voices for their production, PLATFORM. Starring over 100 volunteer Londoners aged from 16 - 76, with movement choreographed by Neil Bettles., The show played to capacity audiences in The Old Vic Tunnels in November 2010. A fantastical love story, PLATFORM took audiences on a journey to every corner of the city. From a broken down tube, to an East End bar, a City restaurant to a South London estate, the show revealed the hopes and dreams of the capital's citizens at the end of the first decade of the new millennium.
'A real sense of adventure and magic ... truly inventive ... a celebration of London in all her gritty glory.'
British Theatre Guide
From time to time Frantic Assembly is invited to work on projects that fall outside the usual framework of producing new work or delivering workshops and residencies. Some of our most creative and exciting work stems from partnerships with people or organisations that we have worked with in this way.
We are also interested to hear from you if you have ideas for special projects or would like to work with Frantic Assembly to set up longer term activities in your schools or organisations. If you would like to discuss developing an original project with Frantic Assembly please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.