Whenever I go to teacher’s conferences and ask them what one video they would like the National Theatre to make, to help them teach drama in their classrooms, this is what they ask for. Finally I have been able to make it. Dear wonderful teachers, this is for you. And it is the first in a series of ten films about movement in theatre that the National Theatre will be publishing over the next three months. Enjoy!
This is a short physical warm-up for teachers to use in drama studios with their students, or for anyone to follow at home. It provides a basic warm up, appropriate to follow before undertaking a rehearsal, drama workshop or movement work. The warm up is led by Sita Thomas and contains members of the National Theatre’s Young Studio. The warm-up includes aerobic, mobilisation, stretches and balances to music, followed by some group games.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all warm-ups are suitable for everyone and this or any other warm-up may result in injury. To reduce the risk of injury, never force or strain, use the exercises only as intended and demonstrated, and follow all instructions carefully.