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ABCD Program


ABCD Program

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ABCD Program


ABCD Program


ANYBODY CAN DANCE!

The  AnyBody Can Dance (ABCD) Program is the company’s effort to create an education and outreach programme aimed at the wider public on different audience levels to promote the idea that anybody is able to dance, regardless of ability or skill level. We are honoured to have presented this program as part of the National Arts Council's Got To Move 2017 campaign, which aims to celebrate diversity in the Singapore dance scene and involve all citizens regardless of experience. With the AnyBody Can Dance Program, access to the worlds of dance for the masses in Singapore will be as easy as ABCD.


PROGRAM DESIGN AND STRUCTURE

In designing the programme, we have drawn on our working experience with an extensive industry network, spanning across clowning and various dance genres such as Flamenco, Broadway Jazz, and Hip Hop. The result is an eclectic and exciting mix of movement that is tailored to suit the learning curve of a child, a newcomer, or a person that may have physical or mental difficulty, with a larger range of dance movement. With our programme’s vision of creating greater access to dance, regardless of the genre of dance, we hope that participants will feel empowered and encouraged to join in the spirit of dance and continue their personal journey of learning and creating dance in the future.

The programme will be conducted in the form of classes and Zumba is one of the main modes used for these classes. It is a Latin American-inspired dance fitness programme where participants are taught to easy-to-follow rhythms such as Merengue, Reggaeton, Dancehall and many more world rhythms. In addition, the principle of play, central to the Le Jeu clowning tradition that we practice and share at Creatives Inspirit, is the fundamental principle and basis of each programme and complements our modes of expression through dance to assist the processes of learning and dance-making.

We target two groups through specially tailored classes for kids, and the general public (teens and young adults, the middle-aged, the elderly, and especially those who are facing illness). We end off with a final celebratory Zumba event (open to all ages and generations) with a twist where participants are invited to co-lead onstage with the instructor, giving them a sense of empowerment and confidence that anyone can be a leader when it comes to movement. Through play, we hope all our participants find the ability to express their individuality through movement.



PLAY THROUGH MOVEMENT (KIDS)

This particular program will focus on bringing clown games to children (ages 5-9), using movement as a medium of expression. It hopes to develop the children’s individuality through play as well as empower a child to be their own choreographer, playing games to nurture movement created by the child. Each child will be given an introduction to 3 basic world rhythms to also educate them on the diversity of dance cultures in the world, in hopes of stimulating an interest in learning more about various rhythms.

Duration: 1 hour

Sessions range from 1 workshop to 8 sessions

Programme introduced during Got To Move 2017


PLAY THROUGH MOVEMENT (PUBLIC)

This workshop is targeted at the general public, including people who may experience physical illnesses, mental illnesses, and disabilities. Having experienced working with these groups of people before, we are a strong advocate for bringing dance to all kinds of bodies and we believe in the power of dance and play in therapy and wellness. Thus, we hope to introduce dance creation and learning as a new way of expression. Clown techniques will be used as a form of engagement through dance, to inform the dance-making process as well as to bring out the individuality of each participant.

Duration: 90 minutes

Sessions range from 1 workshop to 4 sessions

Programme introduced during Got To Move 2017


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Arts Inspirit


Arts Inspirit!

Arts Inspirit


Arts Inspirit!


Arts Inspirit Community Workshops

Arts Inspirit! is a one-day arts outing where participants are introduced to Le Jeu and dance. We started this initiative to reach out to underserved communities and inspire them with the spirit of play and movement. Ultimately, we want to reintroduce the spirit of play and playfulness into everyday life as a form of self-expression and emotional release.

Workshop Part A: Le Jeu

In this workshop, participants will experience the pleasure of play through different games and exercises. At the core of Le Jeu, this pleasure of playing will slowly unmask our unique identities, beauty and the inner child-like spontaneity.  We link it to real world situations on how to use laughter to find their renewed sense of purpose and fun especially through difficult times. This workshop will be full of fun and laughter and accompanied by a supportive atmosphere to help participants understand and share in the pleasure of play.

This is an introduction to the philosophy of 'play', it focuses more the playing of various games to unlock the inner child-like spontaneity, and we link it to real world situations on how to use laughter to find their renewed sense of purpose and fun especially through difficult times.

Duration: 2 hours

Workshop Part B: AnyBody Can Dance

We are a strong advocate for bringing dance to all kinds of bodies and we believe in the power of dance and play in therapy and wellness.Thus, we hope to introduce dance creation and learning as a new way of expression. Le Jeu techniques will be used as a form of engagement through dance, to inform the dance-making process  as well as to bring out the individuality of each participant.


Duration: 2 hours


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Zumba


Fitness Programs

Zumba


Fitness Programs



ZUMBA®

We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. It’s a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Suitable for adults

Duration: 1 hour

We have had the chance to teach in many amazing communities - notably collaborating with Women In Recovery Association (WIRA)- an organization providing rehabilitative support to female offenders during their time in Loyd Leas community supervision center. It was a powerful and enlightening experience to be able to use Zumba to support these women in their rehabilitation process.


ZUMBA® KIDS

Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. It helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness. (7-10 years old)


ZUMBA® KIDS JUNIOR

Zumba® Kids, Jr classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. It helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, balance, cultural awareness. (4-6 years old)


ZUMBA® GOLD

ZUMBA GOLD is a series of fitness programs specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and international dance rhythms created in the original ZUMBA Program and bring them to the active older adult, the beginner participant, and other special populations that may need modifications for success! Created to emphasize the basics, this explosive program is so easy to follow that people of any age can do it! This invigorating Latin-inspired, dance-fitness program includes Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Flamenco and Tango.

We had the opportunity to introduce this programme to the residents of St. Andrews Nursing Home (Buangkok), reaching out to both mobile and wheelchair-bound seniors. It was very encouraging to see that, over the course of three weekly sessions, the residents became not only increasingly receptive to our programme but also increasingly adept at performing these dance moves with us!


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Choreography


Dance Programs

Choreography


Dance Programs



CHOREOGRAPHY BASICS LEVEL 1

The workshop is targeted at individuals who are interested in becoming their own choreographers or leading dance programmes within communities that have no access or are new to dance. The workshop covers fundamentals such as warm-up, stretching, learning world rhythms, building a movement vocabulary and eventually learning the fundamentals to creating their own choreographies to lead a community.

4 -5 sessions

Programme running for 3 years in Battambang, Cambodia


CHOREOGRAPHY BASICS LEVEL 2

The workshop is targeted at individuals who are interested in becoming their own choreographers or leading dance programs within communities that have no access or are new to dance. The workshop covers fundamentals such as warm-up, stretching, learning world rhythms, building a movement vocabulary and eventually learning the fundamentals to creating their own choreographies to lead a community. Level 2 builds on the fundamentals covered in Level 1.

4-5 sessions

Programme running for 3 years in Battambang, Cambodia


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Masterclasses


MASTERCLASSES

Masterclasses


MASTERCLASSES


NYU TISCH MASTERCLASSES

Creatives Inspirit hosted a series of theatre education workshops by New York-based performing arts veterans, Angela Pietropinto and Karen Braga in May 2018. Both instructors have years of experience teaching (NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama) and practicing their craft across television, film and the stage. You can read more about them here.


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Intro to Comedy

Discover freedom and joy in this playful exploration of comedy. Funny, sad, mad and the many faces of comedy will delight actors as they learn the skills of comedy. The workshop will focus on the exploration of clown and comedy work through text and the use of improvisation.

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Your Monologue and You

The workshop focuses on how to bring your authentic self to the text and breathe life into the character. In this workshop we will focus on breath and the result will be a monologue that works for you in auditions.  The workshop will explore the Alexander Technique, the anatomy of breath and monologue-centric exercises for actors to use in their own practice. Suitable for all looking to improve monologue work and is recommended for those hoping to improve their audition process.

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On-Camera Auditions

The workshop focuses on teaching actors how to audition for film and television. In this workshop, everyone will be on camera twice and be sent a copy of their work. The workshop will explore breath and body for the camera, scene analysis with individual coaching while on set. Recommended for actors looking to work for film and individuals interested in pursuing a film career to understand the dynamics between camera and the actors.

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School Masterclass

This workshop is designed for students interested in pursuing theatre as a career or for higher education. The session will cover basic introductory work to the Alexander technique, teaching the importance of breath, spinal alignment and awareness for the individual, and the translation of that into film or stage work.