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LCIS Performing Arts Masterclasses

Here at La Côte International School Aubonne, the exploration of Drama, Music and Theatre is central to our commitment to providing creative, transformative learning experiences that go far beyond the fabric of traditional education.

Performing Arts Masterclass at LCIS

Our dedicated Performing Arts department prides itself on providing unique experiences that bridge cultural and artistic divides, exposing students to professional industry experts and fostering in our students the confidence to explore their creative potential. The interplay between the collaborative, yet highly personal experiences makes the Performing Arts at LCIS a powerful vehicle for individual expression, interpretation and understanding, and most importantly, personal growth.  

Mr. Justin Brooks, Director of Performing Arts, comments: “Due to the impact of the pandemic, we are unable to run the very successful London Theatre Experience this year. Knowing how important this trip is to our community and especially to our young actors and musicians, we have been considering a way to bring the West End directly to La Côte.” 

Leveraging their connections with artists in the theatre and music industry, our Performing Arts team is thrilled to announce a unique Virtual Performing Arts experience that will take place on 29 and 30 March 2021 for students studying Drama, Music and Theatre at higher level: 'The LCIS Performing Arts Masterclasses'.

Mr. Brooks continues: “As a department, we personally value the direct connection we have with a number of theatre artists and we thrive on providing exclusive opportunities for our students, knowing that the power and influence these encounters have on our young generation is indeed invaluable. We are extremely excited for this event, and although we cannot offer it to everyone at this time, we will be exploring further opportunities in the year ahead, in person, and in London. Even though the stages are dark, our theatre light continues to shine bright!“

There will be 5 one-off sessions with leading artists and musicians from the West End:

Audition Technique & Preparation for London's West End

Carl Man (Fiyero Cover, Wicked UK)

Carl Man

This workshop will focus on the preparation of audition material for London's West End and how to make a script or song come to life on stage. Q+A time.

Characterisation Workshop

Natalie McQueen (Doralee Rhodes - 9 TO 5, previous Lauren in Kinky Boots, understudy Elphaba (Wicked UK)) 

Nathalie McQueen

This masterclass will focus on the complete A-Z of developing a character. Having starred in many leading West End Musicals, Natalie will take the students on a detailed journey of how to properly characterise and bring a character to life. Q+A Time.

Physicality and Movement in the Theatre

Jochebel Ohene Maccarthy (Sarabi, Lion King UK, The Colour Purple) 

Jochebel Ohene Maccarthy

This workshop will focus on movement and physicality in Musical Theatre with none other than Jochebel Ohene Maccarthy who starred in THE LION KING (UK Tour) and The Colour Purple. Q+A time.

Vocal Technique & Health Workshop "How To Survive 8 Shows A Week"

Paul Ettore Tabone (Piangi - The Phantom of The Opera) 

Paul Ettore Tabone

This masterclass will focus on the complete A-Z of vocal technique, show preparation and survival. Having starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals for the last 10 years, Paul knows what is required for a singer during an 8-show week. Paul will take the students on a detailed journey of how to properly warm up, and use the voice to bring a character to life.  Q+A Time.

Confidence and Performance Vocal

Mark De Lisser  (Renowned Arranger, Choral Director and Vocal Coach) 

Mark De Lisser

Mark De Lisser has been helping people become more confident and positive through singing since his own childhood, growing up as part of a gospel choir. His experience includes working with celebrities such as Jessie J and Cee Lo Green, to arranging the choir for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and appearing on prestigious TV shows all over the world. Q+A Time.