THE YARD - Anti-Bullying Program

Shaun Parker & Company

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“All of the teachers were buzzing about the performance. They were so impressed with the talent and skill! I particularly loved the way you interacted with our children ensuring that they got the anti-bullying message.” - Principal, Galilee Primary

“We learnt that we shouldn’t bully people because they are different.” - Lucas, Age 9

THE YARD is an award-winning anti-bullying program by contemporary dance theatre company Shaun Parker & Company dealing with themes of bullying, social exclusion, peer pressure and resilience through dance and music.

Suitable for Years 2-8, the one hour program features a performance of dance piece THE YARD followed by a Q&A and workshop with students. Sessions are now booking for Weeks 2 and 3 of Term 2 and Week 2 of Term 3 in 2018.

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THE YARD creates a theatrical world about life in Australian schools. Unique, gutsy and ground-breaking, five dancers take the students on a visual experience dealing with the social issues pulsating within the schoolyard. The workshop following the performance unpacks these themes, ultimately finding unity in the diversities of culture, gender and ethnicity that exist in our schools and society. Our objective is to not only empower children to deal with the issues addressed in the performance, but to also inspire and motivate them in their future careers and life choices.

The original mainstage production of THE YARD was created with teenagers who came from migrant and refugee families based in Western Sydney. Five of these original dancers work with us today to deliver this in-school program.

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MORE ABOUT SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY
Shaun Parker & Company is an internationally acclaimed Sydney-based dance company led by award winning Artistic Director and Choreographer Shaun Parker. The Company creates contemporary dance productions and education programs, which are internationally renowned for their integration of stimulating choreographic forms, arresting musical scores, and theatrical invention.

More Reviews

“It was phenomenal!” - Lily, Age 11

“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed THE YARD. It was a fantastic experience. I know my drama class enjoyed the experience. The performers were incredibly impressive. Thanks again!” – Delany College

“THE YARD was amazing. My kids were so engrossed. They couldn't stop talking about it and for a group of such disengaged students that's incredible. The best bit was, they could have been my kids on stage, such a diverse group." - Blaxcell Public School

Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 7-9

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, English, Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education

Themes

Wellbeing, Intercultural Understanding, Positive Psychology, Anti-Bullying, Mental Health, Resilience, Social Management, Social Awareness, Self Management, Storytelling, Contemporary Street Dance, Sporting Skills, Parkour, Acrobatics, Performance Appreciation.

Artform

Dance, Drama, Physical Theatre, Workshop

Duration

1 hour total (20 minute performance of THE YARD followed by 40 minute interactive workshop and Q&A).

Cost

SPECIAL OFFER of $6 per student. Up to 400 students can attend per session (minimum 200 students per session).

School Term:
Term 2, Term 3

Availability

Booking sessions in-schools within 1hr drive of Sydney CBD.
SET UP TIME: 60 minutes
PACK UP: 30 minutes
REQUIRES: Indoor or outdoor performing area 6m deep x 8m wide x 6m high - suits school halls, gymnasiums or outdoor spaces.

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