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Drama warm-ups for performance

Warm-ups for performance

Warm-ups for performance

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Drama, all students and teachers
Presented by 
Ellen Osborne

Warm up the body and voice with some quick and easy solo exercises to get you ready for performance.

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Drama warm-ups for performance

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Art Bites on demand

Art Bites invite students to join a choir rehearsal, dance ensemble, music practice, art club or a debating team meeting.

Each week The Arts Unit will schedule short video lessons in a range of areas to offer students a chance to engage in the co-curricular activities they are missing while learning remotely. Visit the Arts Bites page for more.

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Drama activities

Creating a detective story with props

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Susan Geldart

Using objects from around the house, create your own detective crime mystery as a short film and narration.

Duration: 
9:54
Video transcript – 
Creating a detective story with props
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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Drama games K-2 – movement and mime

Kindergarten to year 2 drama
Presented by 
Charlotte Connor

Join Charlotte Connor to have fun with these drama games! The purpose of these games is to focus on mime and gestures, using both imagination and body language to create characters and action.

Duration: 
15:53
Video transcript – 
Drama games K-2 – Movement and mime
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Making mini paper puppets

Primary and lower secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve De Souza

How to make a mini paper puppet and 'breathe' life into it by adding movement.

Duration: 
14:57
Video transcript – 
Making mini paper puppets
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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Radio play – 1. Preparing your voice

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve DeSouza

Gen DeSouza provides ways to warm up your breath and body for vocal performance, including some easy and fun vocal warm-ups you can do at home to prepare for your radio play that you'll work on in Part 2.

Duration: 
15:28
Video transcript – 
Radio play – 1. Preparing your voice
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Radio play – 2. Planning your performance

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Genevieve DeSouza

You will learn tips on how to maximise your vocal play to find character voices and suggestions to create your own radio play. This video will help you to think about the ways you can change your pace, volume, pitch and facial expression to change your vocal quality and discover new ways to use your voice.

Duration: 
13:36
Video transcript – 
Radio play – 2. Planning your performance
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Uta Hagen’s object exercises

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Stephanie Merriman

Stephanie takes us through some extension exercises on recreating moments of discovery using the acting techniques and object  exercises of practitioner Uta Hagen.

Duration: 
8:34
Video transcript – 
Uta Hagen's object exercises
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Choral singing tips – 04. Arranging a song

Music teachers
Presented by 
Ian Jefferson

Ian discusses his approach to arranging a piece of choral music for treble voices.

Duration: 
19:49
Video transcript – 
Choral singing tips with Ian – 4. Arranging a song
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Drumming – 3. Who's going to play that tricky snare drum part? I guess it's me! Part 1

Intermediate/advanced music
Presented by 
Dave Lockeridge

Strategies to properly prepare and practise that DIFFICULT snare drum part before the next band rehearsal. Part 1

Duration: 
22:45
Video transcript – 
Drumming – 3. Who's going to play that tricky snare drum part I guess its me! Part 1
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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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High school debating – 2. Debate club

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we look at ways to expand and improve arguments by looking at the different stakeholders in the debate.

Duration: 
17:03
Video transcript – 
High school debate club 2
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Beginner saxophone

Beginner music
Presented by 
Sam Weller

Join Sam Weller as he guides you through a beginner's saxophone tutorial.

Duration: 
24:54
Video transcript – 
Beginner saxophone
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Indian dance – 1. Bollywood

Upper primary and lower secondary dance
Presented by 
Shyamla Eswaran

Come and explore Bollywood style dance with Shyamla Eswaran.

Duration: 
14:45
Video transcript – 
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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High school debating – 5. Debate club

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Tony Davey

This week we talk about ways to argue that bans will or won't work in your debate. Remember, you can email us if you have any questions!

Duration: 
19:40
Video transcript – 
High school debate club – 05. With Tony Davey
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Characterisation – 10. Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Characterisation

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Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

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Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we explore Stanislavski's fundamental  questions and given circumstances.

 
 

Characterisation – 11. Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Characterisation

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Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

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Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we learn about the magic 'if' and  muscle and emotional memory.

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Lunch Bites on demand

Join us at lunchtime each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to experience outstanding student performances and presentations from The Arts Unit’s catalogue of festivals and events. If you can’t join us at lunch, drop by anytime. All of the Lunch Bites will be available on demand.

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Drama collection 2

Presented by 

These two performances by secondary school groups show us that a sense of humour lives on in our youth. Enjoy these drama items from the 2018 State Drama Festival.

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June
 
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Drama collection 1

Drama
Presented by 

We can learn so much from our young people. These four performances by infants/primary school groups from the 2018 State Drama Festival give plenty of food for thought.

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June
 
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Public speaking collection 2

Public speaking
Presented by 

The final of the Multicultural Perspective Public Speaking Competition is a highly anticipated event. Join us for Part 2 of the 2017 State Final for Years 3 and 4 students.

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Wed
10
 
June
 
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Public speaking collection 3

Presented by 

The final of the Multicultural Perspective Public Speaking Competition is a highly anticipated event. Join us for Part 1 of the 2019 State Final for Years 3 and 4 students.

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Wed
24
 
June
 
12:00 pm
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Dance collection 3

Presented by 

The 2018 State Dance Festival showcased many wonderful performances by public school ensembles from throughout NSW. Here's another small selection.

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June
 
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Music collection 3

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Musical highlights from Schools Spectacular 2019 and In Concert 2018 featuring talented young singers and instrumentalists from NSW public schools.

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22
 
June
 
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