“All the Worlds a Stage” in this stimulating workshop/residency, students will perform excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s best-known works from ‘Romeo & Juliet’ to ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. The performance will deepen their understanding of the text by allowing students to “mashup” Shakespearian acting with dance, movement, rap, music and other current art forms.
Dancer and choreographer Lisa Yanofsky will actively engage students with Shakespeare’s text, characters and plot through a series of theater and dance activities which will help students connect with the meaning and meter of the text. Students will gain ownership of the Bard’s words as they reinterpret the plays and set them in a modern day high school context.
This workshop can be customized based on what Shakespearean work the students have read. Recommended works include: Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night’s Dream.