Families explore Alice's Adventures in Wonderland through workshops
Christopher Wheeldon's ballet used as a starting point for dance, composition and writing.
Nearly 200 participants of all ages recently took part in a series of workshops at the High House Production Park in Purfleet and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, exploring the characters and themes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Each session focused on a different creative skill – from design and dance to composition and spoken word. The families produced shadow puppets and learned how to animate them, composed songs and instrumental music, choreographed their own dances and turned their hand to creative writing.
At the end of the week curator and composer Rachel Leach and animator John Harmer took the families’ work and edited it together to create a short film:
Listen to an example of the spoken word pieces they created:
Go to our Flickr gallery to see more images from the event.
If you missed this event, there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved in goings on at the Royal Opera House, such as the Community Chorus. Information on other projects is available on our Learning section.