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23 April, 2020

Global Campus Performing Arts activities launched today (for ages 7-17)

3. Drama - The Viral Monologues
Global Campus Performing Arts activities launched today (for ages 7-17)

Dear BSB students and parents,

Nord Anglia Education is committed to continue to offer amazing opportunities to all NAE students worldwide during this closure period. Many events are being launched on Global Campus, and I am delighted to announce that we have received details on several Performing Arts competitions as part of our collaboration with Juilliard.

At BSB, we are very proud of our student engagement in the Performing Arts, and we would love to showcase globally how talented they are! These three Global Campus Performing Arts competitions are now accepting submissions:

  1. Music - NAE Young Virtual Musicians – performing on an instrument or singing
  2. Dance - NAE Community Dance project – creating choreography to music
  3. Drama - The Viral Monologues – performing a monologue

Please scroll down to see the details for each of the events.

Each competition has a set of rules for submission which can be found on Global Campus. Students must video themselves performing Music, Dance and Drama within the guidelines in order to be eligible for the awards. The judges will be a panel of NAE Performing Arts staff and Juilliard guests.

All BSB submissions should be sent to me either by e-mail (haley.clark@britishschool.org.cn) or on Microsoft Teams for review before posting to ensure that all guidelines have been met.

For each competition, there will be 1st and 2nd place awards for these age groups: 7-9, 10-14 and 15-17. Please note that students must be 7 years old to participate.

The final submission date is May 18th to Global Campus, so please submit all entries by May 15th to me or earlier, which would be much appreciated! Results will be posted June 8th.

We will be communicating more details to the students in the coming days and sharing our students’ talent with the BSB community!

Please contact me if your child is interested in participating.

Kind Regards,

Haley Clark

Director of Performing Arts

Where to find all the details?

Visit Global Campus Online home page – Performing Arts with Juilliard – Performing Arts Xtra  - Login with your Global Campus Username and password.

Your username is your BSB student email address. If you need help, click “Forgot your username or password” on that page.

 

Log in this Global Campus page to watch videos and examples

Musicians, just because we are not all in schools at the moment doesn’t mean we are not still making music and getting better and better on our instrument. Maybe you were preparing for ABRSM, GCSE or had a recital coming up that has now been cancelled. The good news is you can still perform and we want to see you do it!

Whether you play the violin, drums or sing - if you're a musican, we would like to encourage you to select, prepare and enter a performance for the Nord Anglia Education Virtual Musician of the Year competition. 

There are 4 main instrument categories and within these categories there are 3 age groups.

Categories: 

  • Wind and String instruments 
  • Percussion
  • Voice 
  • Piano 

Each category will have three age ranges: 

  • Ages 15-17 
  • Ages 14-10 
  • Ages 9-7 

Here's how the competition works:

The Rules:

  • Performances need to be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and then link to your performance posted on the Wall. 
    • If under 13, you will need parent help / permission with this
  • Please post onto the wall for your musical category
    • Don't forget to let us know your name, school and age 
  • You can use a digital backing track where appropriate. 
  • You can enter as many instrumnet categories as you wish
    • Wind and String instruments
    • Percussion
    • Voice 
    • Piano 
  • Please ensure your performace does not exceed the performance limit guidelines below 
    • Ages 15-17 (max time limit 10 mins)
    • Ages 14-10 (max time limit 10 mins)
    • Ages 9-7 (max time limit 4 mins)

We recommend where possible that students utilise YouTube and/or Vimeo; however, if neither of these work in your region, you can use any platform, as long as a students provide a link where the performance can be viewed or downloaded.

Judging:

  • Judges are comprised of Nord Anglia Music Teachers and professional musicans from Juilliard.
  • Places will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in each musical category and year group
  • Judges will focus on:
    • Accuracy
    • Fluidity of time (where appropriate) and strong sense of rhythm
    • Good intonation and sensitive use of tone
    • Expressive shape
    • Strong communication of style and character
  • All entries need to be uploaded onto GC for May 18th

How to submit your entry:

  • Using the buttons on this Global Campus page, select the musical category that you would like to submit your entry for. This will direct you to the wall, where you can post a YouTube or Vimeo link of your performance. Please enter by May 18th 2020.
  • All BSB submissions should be sent to Ms. Clark either by e-mail (haley.clark@britishschool.org.cn) or on Microsoft Teams for review before posting to ensure that all guidelines have been met.

Log in this Global Campus Page to watch videos, listen to the music links and examples

‘Where there is pressure there is folk…dance’

Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, Political Mother 2002

In these strange times where many of us are isolated, it is important to remember we are part of a global community.  Now is the time to come together, more than ever, and support each other in our Nord Anglia family.  Let’s celebrate our differences and similarities across the world as folk…through the power of dance!

Together, we will create a virtual wall of movement on Global Campus.  You and other members of your household are invited to contribute to the wall.  

To get involved, just follow the ‘project guidelines’…

Project Guidelines

(The project can be done alone or with other members of your household):

  • Step 1: find a place or space that you love, sparks joy in you, or that inspires you.
  • Step 2: make a dance inspired by your space.  Take risks with your choices and pursue new movement ideas! The dance should be between 15 – 20 seconds long.
  • Step 3: use your phone, tablet, or laptop to video your initial idea. Then, take a look. How can you revise it to be even clearer about your idea and even more about YOU?
  • Step 4: choose the accompaniment for your dance – listen to the music options (using the links below these guidelines), composed by students from NAE schools and see which one feels right for your movements.  
  • Step 5: after you are content with your dance, make a final film.  You have options to film with a ‘fixed frame’ or edit from different angles.  You may even wish to ‘frame’ different parts of the body, rather than focus on the whole body.  
  • Step 6: take a look at your film and notice how far you have come since your initial recording! If you’d like, make some notes about your dance and submit it with your video.  Upload your dance to YouTube or Vimeo, and then add it to our virtual wall of movement on Global Campus.
  • Step 7: watch 2 or 3 other dancers on the wall.  Think about some similarities between the dances…what feels different?  You can leave your thoughts in the comments below the videos.

A HUGE thank you goes out to all the NAE students who composed music for the Community Dance Project:

Annamaria McHugh, Alex Liu, Azaliia Kaibysheva, Carter Heitkamp, David Chen, Evgeny Sharogradskiy, George Socolow, Jay Gopal, Jimin Park, Michelle Yu, Shayna Singer and Velvet Lung.

Go to Global Campus page to listen

GC Perf Arts Xtra Music link

  • After you've created your performance you need to upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and post the link to your performance on the Wall. 
    • If under 13 you will need parent help / permission with this and you can find details on how to use these platforms confidently here.
  • Your video should be between 15-20 seconds long
  • All entries need to be uploaded onto Global Campus by May 18th
  • If you post a dance performance on the wall you will receive a Global Campus badge

We recommend where possible that students utilise YouTube and/or Vimeo; however, if neither of these work in your region, you can use any platform, as long as a students provide a link where the performance can be viewed or downloaded.

How to submit your entry

  • Post your video on the wall on the Global Campus Page
  • All BSB submissions should be sent to Ms. Clark either by e-mail (haley.clark@britishschool.org.cn) or on Microsoft Teams for review before posting to ensure that all guidelines have been met.

Log in this Global Campus page to watch videos and examples

Welcome to The Viral Monologues competition, where we're asking you to create and perform a monologue based on aspects of the coronoavirus pandemic.

Actors and performing artists in New York have got together to create online readings of monologues to entertain the community in this time of isolation (you can watch a clip of one here). 

In these challenging times, stories of hope can lift our spirits and motivate and inspire us. If you look, there are plenty of uplifting stories that will make you smile. Here's a great example! 

So we want to know...What’s your story? How has someone in your community helped you or how have you helped others?  We'd like you to write a short monologue and perform it on video so that others can hear your voice.

It could be a short comical tale of lending someone some toilet roll who doesn’t have any, or a story of hope as a care worker helps an elderly person with some difficulties while being alone. Try to be inspired by real events, so you may want to research some of the great things that are happening in these difficult circumstances. 

Your monologues should be between 1-3 mins in length (about 400 words written down), and you should record it on your phone, tablet or laptop and then up load onto YouTube or Vimeo to paste on the wall. 

There will be three age categories and we will award a winner and runner up in each range: 

  • Ages 15-17 
  • Ages 14-10 
  • Ages 9-7

** Please read on to find out about the rules and links to the wall**

Here's how the competition works:

The Rules:

  • Performances need to be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and the link to your performance posted on the Wall. 
    • If under 13 you will need parent help / permission with this.
  • The monologue should be between 1- 3 minutes in length and no longer. 
  • All entries need to be uploaded onto the Global Campus Wall for May 18th. 
  • Judges will award 1st/2nd/place in each category and be made from a selection of NAE Drama teachers and professional musicians from around the world! 

We recommend where possible that students utilise YouTube and/or Vimeo; however, if neither of these work in your region, you can use any platform, as long as a students provide a link where the performance can be viewed or downloaded.

Judges will focus on:

  • The clarity of the performance (how clear the actor is speaking and how articulate; and how polished the final recorded performance is)
  • The narrative (i.e the script and story and how this hooks the audience)
  • How the actor engages with the audience (use of eye contact and focus)
  • How the voice is used to engage the audience (considering pitch, pace, volume and pausing) 
  • How the actor engages with the text (are they convincing and believable in what they are saying)

Winners will have the honor of place on this year’s winners’ podium on the Global Campus. 

How to submit your entry

  • Using the button below, you will be directed to the wall, where you can post a YouTube or Vimeo link of your performance. Please post by May 18th 2020.
  • All BSB submissions should be sent to Ms. Clark either by e-mail (haley.clark@britishschool.org.cn) or on Microsoft Teams for review before posting to ensure that all guidelines have been met.