Performing Arts Courses

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Getting Ahead

Performing Arts Courses at South Downs Campus

Are you studying Acting for Stage & Screen, Musical Theatre, Dance Performance & Choreography or Performing Arts at South Downs Campus in September? If so, you’re in the right place!

Welcome to Performing Arts at HSDC South Downs! We are looking forward to seeing you in September. Please engage with this summer activity to get your creative juices flowing and prepare you for your journey ahead.

Did you know? Site-specific theatre is any type of theatrical production designed to be performed at a unique, specially adapted location other than a standard theatre. 

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Create a site-specific performance using Dance/Acting/Song.

We would like you to perform a two-minute song, dance or monologue in an interesting location that suits the piece. You will be required to video your site-specific piece of dance, acting or singing ready for discussion on your course in September. Use your imagination and be as creative as you can. You can use props, a range of locations and maybe even members of your family to create this bespoke performance.

Did you know? Site-specific performance is a performance created in relation to a physical site and staged at the site itself. It often involves research of the site prior to the performance. It is often discussed in relation to both theatre and visual art traditions.

We would like you to read this article to familiarise yourself with and to get a better understanding of site-specific theatre/performance.

Did you know? Site-specific theatre can also include environmental theatre: a production that attempts to immerse the audience in the performance by bringing the action off the stage area.

Watch the following examples of site-specific performance for inspiration!

Punchdrunk Documentary

Dances for Small Spaces – Ame

Neil Patrick Harris Performs “Witch’s Rap” from INTO THE WOODS for Stephen Sondheim 90th Birthday

KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020: A Celebration Of The Music Of Jule Styne, Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim

Acting for Stage & Screen


Musical Theatre

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