Performing Arts Camp
During the week commencing 25 July it was all about Performing Arts at The Elms and The Estate.
Over the course of the week, campers got to explore the many different aspects that go into creating a theatre show. The programme included improvisation games, role play, puppeteering and dance activities to build up the young performers’ confidence in dance and performance. But it’s wasn’t all about what happens ON the stage… The children also enjoyed a wealth of ‘backstage activities’ like script writing, costume designing and décor building. Apart from the themed activities, there was also plenty of time for some great group sports and recreational games.
In line with the theme of the week the campers went on field trips to the Circus Theater in Scheveningen and the Korzo theater. At the Circus Theater the children received access to all the spaces that are normally closed off for the public. They climbed onto the stage, visited the rehearsal spaces and checked out the artist foyer where the costumes, wigs and pieces of the decor for big shows like Beauty and the Beast are on display. At Korzo - a theater for music and dance - the children had a fantastic time enjoying a workshop, trying on points and watching the professional dancers rehearse.
As the week drew to a close the children combined all their newly learnt performance skills, dance moves and script writing abilities for a Grand Finale Performance. The children at The Elms put together a hilarious performance titled ‘snowwhite and the three crazy dwarves’ which got lots of laughs from the audience and served as a perfect ending to the theatre-filled week.
Missed out? Peforming Arts Camp will run at The Willows in Leidschenveen during the week commencing 22 August.