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Drama - Nord Anglia

We are one of the leading schools for drama in Shanghai.

Dramatic Arts education at Nord Anglia International School, Pudong is an important means of stimulating creativity in problem solving. It can challenge students’ perceptions about their world and about themselves. Dramatic exploration can provide students with an outlet for emotions, thoughts, and dreams that they might not otherwise have means to express. A student can, if only for a few moments, explore a new role, try out and experiment with various personal choices and solutions to very real problems-problems from their own life, or problems faced by characters in literature or historical figures.

At the center of all Drama is communication. Like all the arts, Drama allows students to communicate with and understand others in new ways. Perhaps more than any other art form, Drama also provides training in the very practical aspects of communication so necessary in today's increasingly information-centered world. Students who have participated in Dramatic activities are less likely to have difficulty speaking in public, will be more persuasive in their communications, both written and oral, will be better able to put themselves into others' shoes and relate to them, and will have a more positive, confident self image. No art form is more truly collaborative. Drama is an important tool for preparing students to live and work in a world that is increasingly team-oriented rather than hierarchical.

Drama also helps students develop tolerance and empathy and helps to build responsible global citizens.

 

  • B&TB

    Beauty and the Beast

    Our 2016 NAIS Pudong all-school production of the classic tale.

  • Footloose

    Our 2014-15 Secondary School production, Footloose, brought the smash hit from the 80s to an enthralled Shanghai audience.

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    The Wizard of Oz

    Our Year 6 to Year 8 thespians sang, danced and, in the case of the Cowardly Lion, purred their way through the all-time favourite show.

  • Robin

    Robin and the Hoodies

    Every single student from Year 3 to Year 5 played their part in this hilarious take on the classic tale of Robin Hood.

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