With weeks of Rehearsal behind them, the three schools came together on Sunday for the final performances of their own interpretation of the Opera based on Hansel & Gretel
It was great to watch the children loose their nervousness and become so confident and at home on the Theatre Royal stage, in front of hundreds ( I believe they had around 900 people seated!) of friends & family.
I’ve been out to the schools a couple of times, to document their progress. Sunday saw me at the Theatre early on, to watch their final rehearsal and then final performance, where all the hard work and prep finally came together.
Norfolk Schools Project
The Norfolk Schools Project is a free, opera-based arts project that Norwich Theatre Royal delivers biannually to selected Key Stage 2 schools. We work with the older range of Key Stage 2 (Years 6 and 5 primarily but also Year 4 when in conjunction with an older year group) and do not discriminate against perceived geographical or socio-economic barriers.
For our Norfolk Schools Project Spring 2013 we will be working with three Primary Schools in the central area of Norwich and using Cosi fan tutte as our inspirational starting point. The schools will work independently on their own projects and come together for a performance on stage at Norwich Theatre Royal on Sunday 24th March 2013.
A Free Teacher’s Workshop based on skills in listening, composing and appraising will also be held at a Norwich-based school, prior to the project commencing. Last year 100% of teachers found the session useful to their on-going work at school. They felt the workshop leaders were inspirational, engaging and it was a great opportunity to refresh their creative teaching methods by participating.