On Monday we hosted an international theatre company “Splendid Productions” and invited some students from other schools in the city to come and join us. The students participating were a credit to the school, representing BVIS as a creative and confident community.
The team from Splendid ran workshops for the students and this was of particular benefit to our year 10 and 12 students who are currently developing their Devised Performance exam for their GCSE and A level qualification. The workshops focused on devising technique in the style of Bertolt Brecht, an influential Drama practitioner who developed concepts such as ‘gestus’ and ‘alienation’. At the end of the workshops all the students were able to see the techniques in action as the workshop leaders performed their latest piece ‘The Oresteia’ - an electrifying interpretation of three Greek tragedies. We hope to host the theatre company again in the future during their Asia tour. Thanks Splendid!