Performances and creative projects by young artists
On Saturday 18th July 2020, we handed our social media channels to the incredibly talented young people that we work with for our online virtual Youth Takeover Festival.
During the day, they shared their own creative projects and explored the ideas that matter to them.
We are thrilled that the young people from our theatre and dance companies, virtual work experience week, transition schools project and gap year placement programme were able to together to explore their experiences of lockdown.
We presented performances and creative projects devised by these young artists, empowering them to become leaders, makers and collaborators.
Illustrated poetry, virtual plays, lockdown dance videos and a dramatic tale told through Instagram stories were just some of the many things made by young people that were shared throughout the day. Scroll down to see them all...
2020 has been confusing and challenging for many young people...
This day event is about nurturing the talents of the young people we have the privilege to work with, giving their own thoughts and ideas a platform to shine. We can’t wait to see what they share with everyone.
As part of The Transition Project, we asked Year 7 students to write a monologue to their former Year 6 selves. These monologues were then performed by Year 6 and Year 7 students alike and we're delighted to share some of their fantastic work!
The Point and The Berry Theatres wish everyone the best of luck in their next year at school!
Created by one of our Work Experience Team, this video was made during a week long programme in which young people explored the processes and job roles involved in producing their own artistic project from first thought to actuality.
Monologues and Makeup
One of the participants has designed a video exploring makeup effects linked to monologues. We are delighted to be able to share her work. Please note that the monologues used as inspiration contain serious life themes that some watchers may find distressing, so we recommend an audience age of 14+ and have signposted further support should this be helpful to you. Some of the makeup demonstration also includes very realistic special effects injuries.
Take part at home!
Would you like to write an adventure story but don’t know where to start? A member of our Work Experience Team has created this fantastic template to create your own Dragon-themed tale.
Our wonderful Years 4 & 5 Youth Theatre members have created a virtual performance of Hansel and Gretel with the appearance of some funky pop socks.
Take a look at the out-of-this-world virtual performance by our PYT Years 6 & 7 members who have hopped on board a plane but there are some surprising twists and turns along the way…
Point Youth Dance Company
Point Youth Dance Company 8-11s and 12-15’s proudly present their beautiful lockdown contemporary dance, adapting movements learnt during virtual classes into interesting outdoor spaces, chairs and bathtubs with a sprinkle of improvisation.
Hampshire Youth Dance Company
Watch these beautiful performances created at the beginning of lockdown by the dancers of HYDC. More recently, they have been found in small socially distanced groups out and about across the county. Why not head over to HYDC on Instagram to take a look?
Connection Point will also be featured in a Facebook watch party as part of U.Dance Digital 2020, run by One Dance UK. Tune in from 7.30pm on Sunday 19th July on One Dance UK's Facebook page to see it.
A collection of short videos created by young people to express how to stay positive through movement during this time and aiming to pop a smile on your face.
What the rainbow means to us
A beautiful, illustrated poem created in collaboration by three young creatives in our Youth Takeover team to support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Theatre for Life are big advocates of empowering young people. “Young people aren't just the leaders of tomorrow. They have the skills, energy and ideas to change society for the better today. Celebrate the #PowerOfYouth”. Earlier this week the company worked with storyteller and facilitator, Amari Harris creating their own powerful stories. Give them a listen here.
Take a virtual tour around the digital exhibition of Art Foundation students at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh. Their outstanding work includes sculpture, paintings, moving image accessed by scanning QR codes, fashion design and more.