TWO DAY WORKSHOP - THE RAMAYANA or on the theme of PILGRIMAGE AND JOURNEYS(This
workshop can be for groups of up to 60 children, or participants - or 2 classes,
with teacher and LSA support. One class involved in the performance and puppet
making for the whole of the two day period and a second class involved in music making
for the final performance.)
This is a specific workshop designed around your chosen theme, developing it as a
dramatic piece of story telling involving speaking and listening skills, music and
drama as well as encouraging creative learning. (National Curriculum)
The introduction to this workshop follows the format of the ‘One day Workshop’. For
example everyone gets an opportunity to work with the ‘Figure of speech’ puppets
on the screen to music, following an initial demonstration of shadow puppet technique.
The workshop highlights some of the following;
An introduction to the theme - including characters - their relationship to each
other, as well as their symbolic significance in the story. (National Curriculum)
Develop drawing skills; explore shapes spaces, and their relationship to overall
Participants can then make their own puppets from simple easy - to - use materials
- such as card, tissue paper etc.(Materials)
Working with a script.
Working with simple percussion music.
Performing in front of an audience.
A TWO DAY WORKSHOP-DEVELOPS SKILLS AND AWARENESS
This workshop enables each individual to increase their creative skills through the
use of a variety of materials and simple techniques.
Develop ‘speaking and listening’ skills through instruction.
Develop group work skills
Learn a story from another culture.
Confidence in putting on a performance for an audience.
Develop individual and group confidence that promotes more confident approaches in
other curriculum areas of work.
Awareness of the relationship of music to narrative and character.
BASIC OUTLINE AND SUMMARY OF TWO DAY WORKSHOP FORMAT;
DAY ONE; Basic introduction to themes - through puppetry demonstration and introduction
Making and drawing puppets.
2nd class introduced to percussion music, and characters through musical accompaniment.
DAY TWO; Working with script.
Rehearsing timings, puppetry and music.
Performing the story with music and puppets in front of audience.
(Please note a script of the ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Pilgrimage and Journeys’ is available
to teachers before coming to the school in a word document format that can be emailed
directly to your school.)