Skip navigation

[Drama Workshop with Emergency Exit Arts] Earth carnival

[Drama Workshop with Emergency Exit Arts] Earth carnival

Wallis, Jillian (2008) [Drama Workshop with Emergency Exit Arts] Earth carnival. [Play, Short Story or Poetry] (Unpublished)

Full text not available from this repository.


An original large-scale outdoor performance piece created with a group of teenagers at Welling Comprehensive School, Kent, around the themes of nature, environmental disaster and growth. Performed as part of a grand finale with Emergency Exit Arts at Danson Park Festival, Bexley, Kent. Over a series of 10 Workshops and rehearsals, Jillian Wallis led group through a devising process beginning with their response to the initial theme that had been set by the host Company - which had simply been "Earth". Given the outdoor spectacle performance genre that was required, focus was on movement and gestural work devoid of speech but incorporating music and a specially recorded soundtrack that included the teenagers' voices to emphasise their narrative ideas.

Item Type: Play, Short Story or Poetry
Additional Information: [1] The Earth piece, directed and created by Jillian Wallis with the Welling teenagers contributed to a spectacular performance event designed and produced by Emergency Exit Arts, "the UKs's leading exponent of the Art of Celebration". [2] The project was funded by Thames Gateway as part of Next Stop 2012 (a pre-Olympics arts programme) and by Bexley Council.
Uncontrolled Keywords: devising, spectacle, performance, physical theatre, young people
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:13

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item