Original Photo: Matt Biocich

Little Gecko Ensembles are for people aged 5 – 7 years

“I feel happy. I just do”
– Gecko Ensemble Member 2016

The Little Gecko Ensembles are all about learning through highly structured drama activities. Children develop confidence in their physical, vocal and imaginative expression through a series of exciting exercises in a creatively charged learning environment. Class sizes for Little Geckos are capped to a maximum of 16 to ensure individual attention on each child.

Little Gecko Ensembles are currently available at UWA and the Subiaco Arts Centre with an expanding program that will see Little Gecko Ensembles appearing in more Perth metropolitan and WA regional venues.

Term 4: The Future

The Term 4 theme for our Gecko Ensembles is The Future, in honour of our brand new play My Robot! Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by our Artistic Director, Matt Edgerton, My Robot will premiere this November at the State Theatre Centre, and is a perfect show for families with children in the Little and Junior Gecko age groups.

It is always important for our professional theatre work to be in concert with our ensemble programming and so all Gecko Ensembles will explore the wonderful potential this theme offers with content tuned to each group’s age and experience. Little Geckos sessions will be informed by a number of age appropriate texts including: Wendel and The Robots written by the UK’s children’s laureate Chris Lidell and Brobot by WA’s very own James Foley.

Term 4 is a PERFORMANCE term meaning we are focussed on applying the fundamental elements of acting and working towards a more fully rehearsed performance outcome. Over a period of nine sessions, young people will explore the theme of The Future. This will culminate in a short rehearsed performance for friends and family. By the end of the term participants will have developed their ability to devise, rehearse and perform work that is meaningful to them. The habits of mind remain the same across this term. The four skills are all about creating theatre and performing it with presence.

Looking for what we covered previously in 2017? We cleaned this page up a bit but you can still read about term topics here.

 


Term programs are correct at the time of publication but may change during the year in response to changing circumstances or to better meet the needs of children enrolled in an Ensemble group. More details about individual Term programs will be made available when enrolments open for that term.

The University of Western Australia

Dates  – Term Four Saturday 14 October – 9 December, 2017
Times  9 – 10.30am
Venues Meet at Jackson Court adjacent to the Octagon and Dolphin Theatres each week
Cost  $290 or $266.80 with early bird special*

Subiaco Arts Centre – Little Gecko Ensemble

Dates – Term Four Tuesday 10 October – 5 December, 2017 –
Times 3.30 – 5pm
Venue Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco
Cost  $290 or $266.80 with early bird special*

*Early bird discount available until 26 September, 2017.

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