Every year at Sounding Out the Royal Opera House throws open its doors to families, children and young people and encourages them to push the boundaries of their creativity.
A week-long programme that is packed full of inspirational workshops, events and activities, it brings people together in creative spaces with professionals from the Arts industry.
This is a film created by participants of last years Sounding Out combining music, movement, design and puppetry with influences from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The programme takes place at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the High House Production Park in Thurrock, and different areas of theatre and performance are open to the public, including:
Making and creating characters that can be bought to life with your imagination.
Work with a composer to create your own original score.
Instruments from the orchestra
From playing a tune on a piccolo to combining clarinets with castanets, try out some of the instruments used in ballets and operas.
Whether it be writing, dancing or mime, there are plenty of interesting and unusual ways to tell a story.
Try your hand at painting, modelling, sculpting and building, working with the professional designers who create scenery, costumes and props for the main stage productions.
Work with a choreographer to make original movement and dance, telling stories through music.
Every year Sounding Out varies with different workshops, exhibitions and Artists involved in the programme. Sounding Out is a week long and is usually held during the spring half term. Dates will be confirmed for Sounding Out 2013 shortly.
Sounding Out is kindly supported by the Paul Hamlyn Education Fund.