OUR LONDON PROJECT
Our Black Dog Theatre Creation has now teamed up with the West Euston Partnership and the Camden People's Theatre to offer a new project in Camden, London and we couldn't be anymore excited. Our group is open to adults suffering from poor confidence, self-esteem or isolation. We are now also welcoming family, friends or anyone who cares and supports those affected to join us to. We are a very friendly, supportive group who simply use performance skills to have fun and build our confidence.
The London Black Dog Theatre Creation
Where? HPOD, Community Resource Centre, Cumberland Market NW1
When? Every Tuesday
What time? 1.00-2.30pm
Is there parking? Yes
Due to Covid, our workshops are currently being held online via Zoom
Zoom is free and easy to use. We will give you all the support you need to use it.
BLACK DOG THEATRE CREATION LONDON NEWS
We did it! Despite Covid:19 and lockdown, we were determined to continue running the project. Not only did we carry on meeting via Zoom, but we recorded our first ever Audio play: “Alice, through the looking glass.” With the support of The Arts Council, we were also able to extend the project another three more months so that we could continue to offer our members support during these unsettling times. The project has been a HUGE success and we’ve had nothing but positive feedback from everyone. We already have several new members wanting to join us in our next project in 2021 where we hope to work with Artist Jacob Anderson and the Puppet Soup Theatre Company before creating a performance of Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.
PUPPETRY FOR WELLBEING COURSE
We recently joined forces with The Puppet Soup Theatre Company and Artist Jacob Anderson to deliver a free 3-Week course online via Zoom. The course was designed to use the creative arts to support people stuck at home during the lockdown. Members from both Black Dog groups worked with members of our Story Box and Unscene Women’s group as well as members from The Puppet Soup projects. We even had someone joining us from the US. The project was a wonderful success, and we were taught how to make our own puppets using materials found at home and how to design and make our own pop up theatre model.
ZOOM WORKSHOPS WORKING A TREAT
Since February we have been continuing to run our workshops safely online via Zoom. We've been working on a new mini project called "Every picture tells a story" where we have been exploring how pictures can be used to inspire stories and performances. We've created a mini series of performances of stories written by our members.
What do we do?
-Working with puppets
-Working with masks
-Developing a chorus
-Fun with Performance poetry
-Movement and voice activities
-Bringing children's stories to life
-Exploring historical stories and bringing them to life
-Making our own staging & props
-Fun with tongue twisters
-Stories from postcards and pictures
-Music and song workshops
-Trips to the theatre
-Creating our own short films
-Making costumes and sound effects
and lots lots more...
Our Every picture tells a story Mini Project
We've recently been exploring how pictures can be used as a stimuli to inspire stories and performances. Below are some audio recordings which we made via Zoom of some of our stories:
Find out more about the Every Picture Tells a Story Mini Project by clicking below
Mask Making with Jacob Anderson
Over the past few weeks, we have teamed up with Artist and Theatre Designer Jacob Anderson to learn more about the Ancient Greek Theatre and Theatre Mask making. We started off by creating our own masks in the style of the Ancient Greek chorus. Once we’d got the hang of the basic techniques, we then designed and made our own character masks for the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.
We then put these masks into action by creating our very own performance on Zoom.
Here are some pictures of some of our finished masks!
We then recorded our very own performance on Zoom for fun!
Find out more about Artist Jacob Anderson by clicking below:
Since we began the Black Dog Theatre Creation we have been incredibly lucky to have been supported by the many organisations including: