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Drama and Movement workshops for wellbeing and languages for young people, vulnerable adults
Training workshops for Teaching Assistants, Linguists and Languages Teachers.
Expression dramatique workshop is a new course opened to anyone who like to practise their French in a unique way through drama, movements and dance.
The class consists in some light physical warm ups, drama games and improvisation. For the moment we are focusing on COMEDY preparing sketches for a show as “Théâtre d’appartement”.
It is also about working on some French theatre plays and texts. The whole lesson is in French from start to finish. It is not like a classic French lesson. It is all about playing and acting in a language that we love!
CREATIVITY and self-expression for building self-esteem and self-confidence
As a performer, musician, artist, teacher and coach I have always wanted to create a workshop that boosts self-confidence through creativity, self-expression and movement techniques.
Drama can help to develop children’s speech, language and communication skills. With these skills children can engage and thrive, enabling them to learn, achieve, make friends and interact with the world around them.
I originally moved to the UK from France in 1997 and between 1997 and 2006 I was very much involved in the music and video industry in Saint-Lo ( hometown in France) and London (Virgin Records, RSA company, Jeremy Zimmerman casting director). I also worked for Sonic Arts Network running the international soundscape project Sonic Postcards for children. It was during my time in London that I obtained a BA in Cinematic Arts in 2003 and an ITEC Diploma in holistic massage therapy in 2004.
In 2006, I moved to Vilnius (Lithuania) where I founded my own music agency, Konkordagency, to promote Lithuanian electronic music in London. Besides this, I worked as a journalist for the Baltic Times (articles available online on request) and as an EFL teacher. I taught English and French and organised drama workshops for children.
In 2007, I returned to the UK and moved to Bristol where I obtained a PGCE in Modern Languages – French, German and Spanish and I have been working as a supply teacher across the South West since obtaining my qualification.
I decided to combine languages, drama and relaxation movements in my teaching and focused on developing training techniques to use in my own workshops. I attended numerous courses in Dramatherapy organised by the British Association of Dramatherapists and I also studied with Drama Specialist David Farmer in London and participated in acting courses at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre to further my skills. Besides I relax by practising jogging, yoga, Qi Gong and Reiki.
After gaining experience in teaching French, Drama and PE in primary and secondary schools, I set up French workshops for children, young people and adults using these drama techniques. In 2011, I founded Expression Dramatique ‘Learn French through Drama’, which involves using music, movement and singing as a tool to also learn French and build confidence.
I am now self-employed as a language coach both privately and online and I am running the ‘Expression Dramatique – Learn French through Drama’ programme in schools.
In my spare time I am writing a children’s book for 5 to 7 year-olds. I am a keen singer and I also play bass guitar in my own band ‘The Veees’; established in January 2010. We are about to release our first album on the Invada record label founded by Geoff Barrow from Portishead.