Norwegian fairy tales have always been an important source of inspiration for Norwegian music, theatre, literature, and film.
The focus will be to work on devoloping essential acting skills. Our aim is to help create an actor that is alive and present on stage. We will look at strengthning vocal and physical skills, as well as the actors work on creating a character.
By using elements such as impro and scene study, students can learn how to free themselves and allow their natural interest in theater and the performing arts to grow even further. But the most important part of this course is to experience the fun of acting and feel the courage to unfold.
Norwegian Folktales are an important part of our National cultural heritage and identity.
Join us in the fantastic folktale world of Asbjørnsen and Moe. In the middle of the 18th century, Peter Christian Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) and
Maya's School of Music and Performing Arts will base the Theater course on the dramatization of Norwegian fairytales and folklore. As as basis, we will use Norwegian folktales and well-known-plays, and conclude with aperformance at the end of the second semester. We will work with body and stage awareness through improvisation, scripts and vocalization. We will work with costumes and character portrayal. This will involve mime and movement improvisation perhaps with text, eg. based on a poem, a folktale, a short story, etc.
We will also work with “stage work”, with and without costumes and stage props. By expressing themselves and taking on different roles, students can learn how express themselves freely and develop an interest in theater and the performing arts.