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Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda, Italy

Drama in Lake Garda

With a huge variety of outdoor pursuits and close proximity to a number of influential cultural cities, Lake Garda is an ideal destination for your Performing Arts tour.

Pavilion offers a variety of accommodation located close to Lake Garda and the dedicated workshop spaces. The hotels are within easy reach of the ancient city of Verona, famous for Romeo & Juliet and the ancient Arena, still showing opera in the summer months. Performing Arts tours usually include a visit to Venice, where students can explore the car-free streets and winding canals and take part in a Mask-Decorating workshop. 

Lake Garda is a year-round destination with warmer weather in May and the summer months. Optional activities include bowling, pizza evening or a boat cruise on the Lake.

Wider curriculum links: Offering superb facilities alongside welcoming Italian culture and a stunning lakeside location, Lake Garda communicates a natural link between Drama and other curriculum areas such as Languages, History, Art and Geography.

Pavilion's Drama Tours

Pavilion’s experienced and professional theatre practitioners will deliver 90 minute training sessions in dedicated studios, generating positive learning outcomes through challenging the performer's process, enhancing and encouraging creativity, competence, critical understanding and evaluation.

Tailored Drama sessions and specialist workshops are designed to meet each group’s individual needs. Teachers can specify desired aims and objectives by liaising with our Performing Arts Consultant prior to departure.

Adaptable to each group’s needs, specialisations are available in many styles of theatre, including:

  • Conmedia dell'Arte and Mask work
  • Physical Theatre and Devising
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Site Specific Theatre
  • Street Theatre and Outdoor performance
  • Circus Skills

During their stay, performers can expect:

  • 5 x 90 minute Drama sessions
  • A choice of specialisations*, tailored to each individual group

*Specialisations ideally require all five sessions to allow a full exploration of each theme.

Curriculum Values

Recognising the varied and valuable role that Drama plays in the lives of young people, Pavilion encourages students to explore their potential and develop confidence in their creative talents.

In-line with National Curriculum Key Concepts and Processes for Drama within English, our programmes encourage students to:

  • Practice and develop core skills, including – movement, body awareness, blocking and choreography
  • Explore the range and application of body movement and spatial awareness
  • Apply vocal and breath control skills, and develop voice projection
  • Further develop capabilities in prop use
  • Use improvisation and characterisation in their performance
  • Develop the use of text and script
  • Interact with other performers on stage and backstage
  • Evaluate their own and others' work
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