DANCE students at Stratford College have been getting their show on the road.
The students on the Level 3 dance course put on their end of year show – Taunted, followed by an anti-bullying workshop at the college before touring to Solihull College and Alcester Academy.
When creating their work, the dancers decided to look at different perspectives such as ‘being bullied’ and ‘being the bully’, and also at the differing relationships people have on and offline.
Together they also created a finale piece based on ‘what if’, to demonstrate how harmful bullying could be to someone’s mental state and even their life.
Alongside the 40-minute dance show, they also created a 40-minute workshop where they taught a section of choreography from the performance and led a drama exercise to explore different types of bullying, including toxic relationships, cyber bullying, physical bullying and emotional manipulation, allowing opportunities for discussion.
Student Saphire Fennymore said: “It is great to have the chance to perform in external venues and develop our skills in performance as well as leading workshops. It gives us the chance to learn what it’s like to perform and tour in industry.”
Jess Perrin added: “It is an important subject too. Bullying awareness is something everyone needs to know about and a subject everyone can relate to.”