Performing arts students take to the stage
It’s been a busy period for the performing arts students with several performances under their belt in a short period of time.
Before Christmas the year two level three students presented their directing projects at the college’s performance and rehearsal studios as well as presenting their audition for performers at The Round Studio at Aberystwyth Art Centre.
The purpose of these two events was to enrich students with theatre experience.
The aim of the projects was to introduce aspiring young directors to the range of knowledge required to enable them to set off confidently on the route to being an experienced and accomplished director.
Students independently directed a short performance, demonstrating directorial intentions, methods and study in a thorough and detailed manner.
The audition for performers course module equips students with the planning skills and key acting techniques needed to deliver effective audition performances for employment in live theatre and filmed media.
The showcase demonstrated a range of performance pieces that the students have worked on and included in their practical portfolio.
Students benefited from this unit as they developed awareness of their own acting strengths and weaknesses, and of their own personal behaviour within an interview situation.
The new year has already seen students perform various shows including Fy Milltir Sgwar/My Square Mile and Antigone.
Attentions have now turned towards the end of year production, with work currently underway.
Students this year will be performing Amadeus along with a site-specific production, with the location soon to be announced.