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Performing Arts Welcome to PeNDletoN Sixth Form ceNtre The Performing Arts Department at Pendleton Sixth Form Centre has an undisputed reputation for excellent teaching and for ensuring that students are given the support and encouragement they need to pursue their dreams. We aim to offer guidance and support to enable all of our students to make a confident and informed decision about the next stage of their career – whether it is a place at drama school, university or full-time employment. Your time at Pendleton will be full of challenges with plenty of rewards on offer in an environment that is both fun and hard working, and with a schedule that is guaranteed to stretch you beyond your wildest dreams. why yOu shOuld chOOse pendletOn sixth fOrm centre • We are part of a Beacon Status Our facilities are college second-to-none • The Performing Arts Department has achieved a prestigious • 260 seat Eccleston Theatre Beacon Award for its practical equipped with the latest industry teaching and learning standard sound and lighting • We have committed and • 100 seat Ben Kingsley Theatre experienced staff • Four dance studios with sprung • We have an outstanding floors, mirrors and ballet barres reputation throughout the • Six performance studios North West • Music suite • The department staff have all • Outdoor performance space worked extensively in the industry • Rehearsal rooms and between them have an • Theory room with interactive inordinate amount of skills and whiteboard experience to pass on to our students • Over the past five years the department’s courses have achieved a 100% pass rate For the lateSt NeWS aND eveNtS viSit our WebSite www.salfordcitycollege.ac.uk Our students win plAces At leAding drAmA, music And dAnce schOOls Every year more and more of our • Laban Contemporary Dance drama schools audition on site students are successful in applying to Conservatoire Due to the high number of our drama and dance schools such as: • Laine Theatre Arts students who win places at top • Leeds College Of Music drama schools and the high quality • Academy of Live and Recorded • Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts of their work, we are now able to offer Arts (ALRA) (LIPA) auditions for some drama schools on • American Academy of Dramatic • London Academy of Music and site at Pendleton Sixth Form Centre Arts Dramatic Art (LAMDA) including: • American Musical And Dramatic • London Centre Of Contemporary Academy Music • Guildford School of Acting • Arden School of Theatre • London Studio Centre Conservatoire Arts Educational • Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts • LIPA • Birmingham School of Acting • New York Film Academy • Arts Educational • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School • Northern Ballet School • Central School of Speech and • Northern School of Contemporary the Kerrigan Awards Drama Dance To help students to take the next step • Doreen Bird College • Rose Bruford College to drama school, the Kerrigan Award • East 15 • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts is presented to the two students who • Guildford School of Acting (RADA) have consistently proved their ability Conservatoire • Urdang Academy and commitment. Each student • Guildhall School of Music and receives the trophy and £250 towards Drama the cost of drama school. • Hammond Ballet School • Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts AdAm BennettA School: George Tomlinson’s Studying: Vocational and A-Level Dance Enrichment: Dr Faustus season show, trips to Lowry Theatre Dream job: Dancer or choreographer “The college has really good facilities.” the next step Application form During the day, you will perform an To begin the admissions process, fill individual audition and also take part in an application form at the back in a range of classes and activities. of the main course guide or call For your individual audition, you will Admissions on 0161 631 5001. need to prepare a two minute piece of work. What you prepare depends JAde rOBinsOn interview on the course(s) that you are You will then be invited to attend an applying for and you will get detailed School: ICCHS interview with a school liaison officer information about this when your or college tutor. audition date is booked. Studying: Vocational Performing Arts - Acting Audition All of our students must pass an Favourite project: TV and film audition to gain a place in our award- acting winning department; however, this is nothing to be alarmed about. We aim Dream job: Working in the theatre to make our audition days fun and exciting – bringing out the best in you “Great teachers and a and helping you to determine what friendly environment.” course will suit you best. the PeNDletoN SeaSoN 2010/2011 Every year, we stage several major shows with full set and costumes, all produced to the highest standard. This gives our students the opportunity to see what it is like to take part in a show with professional scenery, custom-made costumes and full technical support and production. Students audition for a part in the show, just as you would in the industry. The shows are marketed both in college and in the local area to schools, businesses and residents. We aim to produce a wide variety of shows including comedy, drama, musical theatre and dance to provide students with experience of all types of performance and to enable you to try out different genres and explore your own individual talents. Previous shows include Les Misérables, Grease, Twelfth Night, Witches of Eastwick, Fame, Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story and The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. fOOtlOOse the threepenny OperA the three musKeteers 10 & 13 November 2010 19 & 22 January 2011 11 & 14 May 2011 Eccleston Theatre Eccleston Theatre Eccleston Theatre the BAcchAe tAles frOm the fireside cArOusel 24 & 27 November 2010 9 & 12 February 2011 15 & 18 May 2011 Ben Kingsley Theatre Ben Kingsley Theatre Eccleston Theatre christmAs cOncert nOsferAtu dAnce shOw 7 December 2010 30 March & 2 April 2011 St Phillip’s Eccleston Theatre cinderellA chOir cOncert 14 December 2010 16 May 2011 The Willows Variety Centre St Augustine’s Church liz KAy School: Harper Green Studying: Vocational and A-Level Dance Enrichment: Dr Faustus and Yours Sincerely season shows, fundraising events Hobbies: Street dance “I have improved my dance technique and met new people.” enrichment tOuring cOmpAnies Taking part in enrichment activities Why not join one of our extra groups The pieces are arranged specially will not only help you with your studies and experience life on tour as part of for the choir and are tailored to suit but also offers you new experiences a successful company? specific singers. Most of the singers and a chance to learn more about have a musical theatre background the arts and entertainment industry. chamber choir and can easily adapt to the many It is an important part of your time The Chamber Choir was founded different vocal styles that the choir with us and these are just some of the in 2005 and is made up of over 30 performs. They have performed many things we can offer: singers. The choir meets every week genres of music including jazz, gospel, during term time to rehearse the very pop, rock, metal and classical. • Fight club best music from the Renaissance to the present day - both a cappella dance company • Audition classes and with an orchestra. Pendleton Dance Company is a young and vibrant group charged • Tap classes The choir has performed major with energy and style. Consisting choral concerts in Salford Cathedral, of outstanding young performers • Play reading Manchester Cathedral, St. Ann’s working alongside a team of Church, and at Clare and Girton professional dance artists, their • Vocal coaching Colleges in Cambridge. The choir performances are always exciting, has also toured Romania and France. dynamic, entertaining and ground • Boys’ dance Students taking part have received breaking. master classes from Tim Brown • Rock School (Head of Music at Clare College, The company offers a diverse and Cambridge) and Mike Brewer OBE electrifying programme of cutting- • Contemporary fringe company (Head of The National Youth Choirs of edge contemporary dance. The tour Great Britain and Laudibus). is a journey into the very heart of movement and dance with innovative, contemporary choir fresh and original work performed by The Contemporary Choir was some of the finest young dancers in founded in 2006 and is made up of collaboration with a team of hand- over 30 singers. The choir performs picked dance artists. pieces from the 20th and 21st century, specialising in gospel and pop music. The company have toured to China Past concerts have included St. Ann’s as well as local venues such as the Church, Manchester Cathedral and Halifax Playhouse and Royal Albert “ Clare College in Cambridge. Hall. What the Pendleton Chamber Choir has achieved is remarkable; they are ” one of the freshest, most vibrantly musical groups of young people I have ever heard. They are sure to go far. Dr John Bentley, Composer and Writer for the Guardian tOuring cOmpAnies shakespeare company company red The Shakespeare Company is Company Red is a hip hop/street style an ensemble group committed dance group which formed officially to de-mystifying and performing in March 2010. They were created in Shakespeare (and other classical association with the Salford City Reds plays) and taking them to schools Rugby League Club to offer pre-match and colleges around the region. and half-time dance entertainment at the games. They have made four The Shakespeare Company appearances to date at the Willows, established itself with a successful ‘Bits the Salford City Reds Rugby Club, of the Bard’ fundraising event and an and their recent performance in the outdoor performance of Romeo and Eccleston Theatre was a sell-out. Juliet in advance of performances of Much Ado About Nothing, Merchant Students from across the college of Venice and Tom Stoppard’s Hamlet. must pass a rigorous street dance The company is arranging residential audition to earn a place in the group, visits to London’s Globe Theatre which currently comprises of first and and Stratford’s Royal Shakespeare second year students, drawn from Company, as well as a tour of across a number of performing arts nAthAniel scOtt local schools with workshops courses. and performances, alongside the School: The Swinton High School “ Pendleton Dance Company. Studying: Vocational Technical Theatre It was great to see young people take such Favourite project: Assistant stage a disciplined approach to Shakespeare. They manager for West Side Story ” worked hard and produced some powerful and Dream job: West End lighting touching performances. designer Liam McCormick, Education “It’s the best college for Officer at the Royal Exchange Theatre performing arts.” A-leVel cOurses Dance Drama music This course adopts a practical Drama is an exciting and challenging This course is ideal for students who approach to dance technique, course, which is ideal for students have an interest in classical music and physiology, history, performance and with a keen enthusiasm for theatre - musicals and who enjoy composing choreography with the emphasis on performing, analysing plays, devising their own music in their own style. applying choreographic principles performances, and studying theatre You will be keen to improve your own to performance. Students have the texts. In the first year of the course, composing and instrumental playing opportunity to showcase both their students will study two set texts. (as a soloist and in groups). You will choreographic and performance Through practical sessions, students study other composers’ work and work in productions staged for the will explore characterisation, and learn in detail how compositions are general public and can expect to develop their own performance put together to help you write your attend a number of professional pieces based on the text. Alongside own. dance performances throughout the this, there is also a written coursework course. component. You will listen, perform, study and analyse three set works, and learn Units studied include: In the second year students are about the world of the musicals. You given the freedom to devise their own will compose your own music and • Solo choreography and pieces of theatre, and perform these perform it with others and on your performance in front of an audience. Alongside own, as well as use Cubase SX3 to • Performance as part of a duo/trio this, students will study a Shakespeare compose computer-generated music • The significance of dances text, as well as a classical theatre text. on the latest up-to-date systems. • Group choreography • Advanced solo performance • Dance content and context VOcAtiOnAl cOurses Dance music perFormance perForming arTs - (BTec naTional Diploma) (BTec naTional Diploma) acTing (BTec naTional This course will appeal to students This course is for those who want to Diploma) who have a genuine interest in all make music and have a passionate feel In this course students will gain an aspects of dance, who enjoy watching for all kinds of music. It allows students understanding of drama and the and performing dance and would to explore, understand and create medium of theatre, as well as create, like to pursue a professional career different styles of music, preparing you explore and discover advanced in dance. Emphasis is placed on the for either university or music school skills and techniques in specialist physical practice, choreography and and a career in the music industry. areas. Though this is a predominantly performance of dance supported by practical course, students are physiology, history and the context of Units studied include: expected to regularly read plays, and dance performance. complete written research tasks. • The music industry Units studied include: • Songwriting In the first year of the course, students • Music and society will study the key components of • Dance rehearsal • World music performing arts, through practical • Dance performance • Improvisation classes and further study. Preparation • Choreography • Performance skills for audition technique, understanding • Dance technique and using the voice on stage, and • Improvisation Your interest in music will probably lead creating exciting site-specific work are • Dance appreciation you to join with the college drama all covered. The second year of the and music productions, as well as help course is more project-based, with Dance other student musicians to record their students participating in the rehearsal work. and production planning of major (BTec FirsT Diploma) This course is ideal for students that performance work in front of a public love dance and wish to study it at musical TheaTre audience. intermediate level (in preparation (BTec naTional Diploma) for progression to the BTEC National This course will appeal to the many Diploma). students who wish to study this very popular art form. The course really The course is highly practical. Units prepares students for either university studied could include: or drama school and a career in the entertainment industry. • Performing dance • Jazz dance Units studied could include: • Contemporary dance • The performing arts business • Solo singing • Musical theatre • Contemporary dance • Production project • Jazz dance • Body workshop • Audition preparation • Ensemble singing Students will watch performances • Acting by major dance companies and • Tap can extend their own performances • Voice through enrichment. • Physical theatre reBeccA lythgOe School: St Antony’s Studying: A-Level Drama, Law Psychology Favourite project: Practical drama project Dream job: Criminal psychologist “The college has good results and a good atmosphere.” sArAh mOOre School: Flixton Studying: A-Level Drama, Music, Film Studies, Media Favourite project: The performances in drama Next step: University “It’s a great college!” VOcAtiOnAl cOurses fOrmer pendletOn students perForming arTs - Coronation Street star, michelle chris Johnson is a morning presenter Keegan, won Best Newcomer at the on CBBC. acTing (BTec FirsT Soap Awards and TV Choice Awards Diploma) in 2008 and was nominated for Best chris mann is currently playing Neil In this course students will gain a good Actress at the Soap Awards in 2010. in the West End production of Dirty foundation in all the basic principles She has also had a small cameo Dancing. of acting and stagecraft. There is appearance in Red Dwarf: Back to some written work involved, but this Earth. tom gill has starred in British horror film is a predominantly practical course. Eden Lake. Students will have the opportunity to Joe evans starred as Jean Prouvaire attend numerous theatre visits, create in the West End production of Les dave Atkins has appeared in The Street their own performance piece to tour Miserables. He also appeared in a and Shameless. to schools, and be given their own tour of Beauty and The Beast, Pirates of dedicated performance evening in Penzance at Mountview Academy and nicola potts has appeared in one of the college’s theatres. Witches of Eastwick at Albany Theatre Shameless. Students study musical performance, paul ryan carberry is currently craig morris is now a choreographer stage crewing, acting, devising and rehearsing for the title role in Billy Liar for the UK tour of Glee. performing scripted plays. at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Other credits include A Christmas Carol, scott Bruton was a finalist in X Factor The majority of students who have Everybody Loves a Winner and All the and has appeared in the UK tour and taken this course have progressed on Fun of the Fair. West End production of Dreamboats to one of the National Diploma courses and Petticoats. within the department. michael peavoy has recently graduated from RADA, having won faye Brookes is currently playing Technical TheaTre Sondheim Singer of the Year, and is Frenchy in the West End production of now performing at the National Theatre Grease. (BTec naTional Diploma) in Hamlet. The course is ideally suited to hayley ellenbrook has recently acted students who wish to pursue a career Adam Barlow has just finished playing in a BBC Radio 4 drama and will in the performing art industries as Billy in Kes at the Oldham Coliseum, be playing the lead in The Lion, the a technician and is an excellent and begins work in January on a new Witch and the Wardrobe at Royal and introduction to basic stagecraft, theatre sitcom for the BBC starring Russ Abbot Derngate Theatre in Northampton. lighting and sound. and Bradley Walsh. mollie melia-redgrave won the lead Units studied could include: charlotte harwood is currently playing role of Miss Adelaide in the musical Gloria in the new West End production Guys and Dolls showing at the Palace “ • The performing arts business of Flashdance. Theatre. • Production planning • Stage management ” • Lighting design and operation • Sound design and operation It’s a huge honour for myself and my family to be associated • Scenic construction with the college. I’m inspired by the passion, commitment and • Arts in the community talent of the students and staff - Salford’s finest. • Technical theatre operations • Live sound Christopher Eccleston, Actor phOne 0161 631 5001 emAil centAd@sAlfOrdcc.Ac.uK www.sAlfOrdcc.Ac.uK pendletOn sixth fOrm centre drOnfield rOAd sAlfOrd m6 7fr
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