This is a short performance hosted by Ted Talks which is inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. TED Fellow Camille A. Brown choreographed “New Second Line,” which is a celebration of the culture of New Orleans and the perseverance of Black people in the midst of devastation. It’s a truly beautiful performance which I’d encourage you to watch even if you aren’t a dancer.
The Virtual Scratch Orchestra is open to anybody of any ability, any instrument. Jess Gilliam has written parts specifically designed for beginner and advanced musicians. Jess is currently encouraging musicians to take part in in the second part of this project which is a cover of the Beatles classic ‘Let it Be’.
This resource is created by the BFI and the National lottery and has a range of Film-focused activities for young people.
We’ve got our second week of WACI picks for you! Hand-picked by our team with the WACI seal of approval to keep you entertained and engaged with the performing and production arts whilst we’re on lockdown.
Rosie Kay’s 5 Soldiers
Rosie Kay’s 5 Soldiers is a choreographic reflection of the military world and the effects that war has on the body, both physically and mentally.
National Theatre: ‘How To’
This is a series of videos on how to do a quick costume change, make a wig, make mud and blood from the national theatre. It’s a great peek behind the scenes of the national theatre and insight into the workings of a professional production team.
Tiny Desk Concerts
Tiny desk concerts from NPR has a huge range of intimate concerts from many different musicians from various different genres. There are loads of beautiful performances to be found here and some new artists to discover.
BFI Film Player
The British Film Institute have a range of archive feature-length and short films available for free! The BFI resource covers 120 years of Britain on film, therefore, there are plenty of films for you to browse through.
Ted Talk ‘The Essence of Acting’
Mirjana Joković is a film and stage actor who is now currently the Director of Performance for Acting and an acting teacher in the Theater Faculty of the California Institute of the Arts. In this video, she discusses her thoughts on the essence of acting.
We hope you enjoy this selection and check back next week for more!