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Clowning around with Beatboxing and Mime

Digital performance workshop

Join Dr AudiYO - Holly Austin, for a series of exercises designed to unlock imaginative play.

In your classroom.

Available in Terms 2 & 4, 2021

Term 2, 2021 

Years 3 - 5 
Thursday 17 June at 11am & 12.15pm AEST

Years 6 - 8 
Thursday 17 June at 2pm AEST

Term 4, 2021

Years 3 - 5 
Friday 22 October at 11am & 12.15pm AEST

Years 6 - 8 
Friday 22 October at 2pm AEST

Suitable for Years 3 - 5 & 6 - 8 

This program is recommended for stages 2 - 4.

This event is free for Australian schools

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed with web based video conferencing systems. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.

If you are unable to proceed with your booked session, please email us at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com at least two days prior. Bookers who fail to attend on their booked sessions without providing notice may be barred from further bookings.

For full details, please contact our Creative Learning team at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7770. 

This program runs for approximately 45 mins

Schools should be dialed-in 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the session. Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Topics for Investigation

  • Dramatic Context
  • Storyboarding
  • Collaborative Storytelling
  • Imaginative Play

 

“By not using words in this workshop we’ll explore other more universal ways to express ourselves and our characters, through the use of vocal percussion and our physical body to help communicate story.”

Holly Austin

Voice, body, and imagination!

Join Dr AudiYO - Holly Austin, for a series of exercises designed to unlock imaginative play.

Holly will teach skills in mime and help students invent their very own clown character. Along the way beatboxing will be introduced to create sound effects that will underscore your clown character comedy.  

Presented by Sydney Opera House

More about Holly Austin... 

Holly Austin is one of Australia’s most versatile multi-disciplinary performers celebrated for her individuality in theatre-making and her unique vocal dexterity. She studied Clowning with Pierre Byland in Switzerland and Improvisation with Keith Johnstone at Loose Moose Theatre Company in Canada, and at Second City in Chicago. In addition to being a versatile and skilled performer, Holly is a writer for both stage & screen, generating much of her own work. 

Holly is also a musician and beatboxer and played at the SXSW Festival with Sui Zhen as well as performing with the likes of Grammy Award winning artist Common, Martha Wainwright, John Butler, Amanda Palmer, Holly Throsby.

NSW Syllabus Links

Subject

Objectives

Outcomes

Stage 2

Stage 3

English

Speaking and listening

EN2–1A

EN3–1A

Thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically

EN2–10C

EN3–7C

Drama

Making

DRAS2.1

DRAS2.2

DRAS3.1

DRAS3.2

Music

Performing

MUS2.1

MUS3.1

Organising Sound

MUS2.2

MUS3.2

 

Learning across the Curriculum

Australian Curriculum General Capabilites

Other General Capabilites

Literacy

Critical and creative thinking

Personal and social capability

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Zoom Conferencing in an internet browser, ideally it is best for you to do so using a conference enabled smart board or laptop however there are a lot of different ways to make your setup work so please contact us if you are unsure. 

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7770.

How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.

How can I arrange a test call prior to the session?

Contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com to arrange a test call.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

If you are unable to proceed with your booked session, please email us at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com at least two days prior and we will do our best to accommodate you. Bookers who fail to attend on their booked sessions without providing notice may be barred from further bookings.

Is Zoom secure? 

Sydney Opera House uses Zoom to deliver its Digital Creative Learning and Creative Leadership in Learning programs. The NSW Department of Education has approved the use of Zoom for all year levels. 

Sydney Opera House maintains an enterprise licence for Zoom and secures its Zoom sessions by using passwords. Zoom protects participants’ privacy by letting them blur out everything in the camera’s field of view, except themselves. Sydney Opera House does not record these sessions through Zoom’s built-in recording feature or through other means except with participants’ consent.

To interact with Sydney Opera House using Zoom you need to either know the password for that specific session, or have the meeting link with the embedded password.

How can I prepare my class for their session?

To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for this program (see the top of the page). We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

How many students can I have participate in the one group?

As the program is interactive, we recommend a maximum of 30 students in one classroom for the session.

How many connections does my booking entitle me to?

Each booking entitles you to one connection (meaning that all students will be joining the call from the one space). If you would like to book for multiple classrooms to attend at one time you will just need to make an additional booking and correctly record the number of students in each group.

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