Drama in Paris
A thriving and sophisticated metropolitan city renowned for its influential artistes, Paris offers the ideal opportunity for students to stimulate their passion for Drama outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.
Pavilion offers a choice of either city-centre hotels in close proximity to the workshop spaces or suburban accommodation away from the hustle and bustle and with enhanced facilities for school groups. Paris is approximately four hours coach drive from Calais and a short drive from Disneyland Resort Paris. Groups travelling by Eurostar can take advantage of the highly efficient and comprehensible Metro service.
Free-time is taken care of with a tour of the Paris Opera or a visit to Montmartre, the traditional artisan district. The city offers a chic range of shopping including Galeries Lafayette, filled with designer labels, or the Bercy Village, transformed from a 19th century stonehouse into a selection of boutiques. Your visit would not be complete without an ascent of the iconic Eiffel Tower and a cruise down the River Seine, taking in the major Paris landmarks by day or night. A visit to a production at the Bouffes du Nord theatre or Jardin Shakespeare is possible on request and subject to availability.
Wider curriculum links: Offering superb facilities alongside Parisian culture and neo-classical architecture in an inspiring metropolitan location, Paris 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 and 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:
- Physical Theatre and Devising
- Visual Theatre
- Mime and clowning
- Practitioner Studies - Lecoq, Gaulier, Artaud
- Site Specific Theatre
- Street Theatre and Outdoor performance
- Circus Skills
During their stay, performers can expect:
- 5 x 90 minute sessions
- A choice of specialisations*, tailored to each individual group
*Specialisations ideally require all five sessions to allow a full exploration of each theme.
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, 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
- 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