This Spring break Showkids is running a fun filled week of exciting performance based workshops form 10am -1pm each day. This is taking place at Cathcart Baptist Church and is aimed at children aged 7-12 years old.
More info on the workshops coming soon but so far here is some info on Glasgow based actress Ashley Smith who will be taking our clowning/circus skills workshop:
Ashley Smith is a professional actor, trained at the RCS and graduated in 2008. Since then she has worked in theatre and television touring all over the UK as well as to Singapore and the USA. Children and family theatre has been a prominent part of her professional career.
For the last 5 years she has been training in aerial circus as a hobby and has been working more in physical theatre, recently starting her own circus theatre company Sonder Circus with two professional aerial artists.
The workshop will take elements of floor based circus disciplines (hoop/poi/acro) and using each skill in theatrical exercises to create mini physical theatre pieces. The focus will be on play and using props and our own bodies to tell a story. We will start with games and then explore little improvisations with a circus theme!
On the Wednesday of the week the kids will be doing a Commercial Dance workshop with the wonderful Lina Guarin. Lina is currently training at London Studio Dance College in London and is an ex student of Miriam. More info and some videos of Lina's brilliant dancing coming soon...