Schools and Colleges
As well as being an incredibly accessible piece of dance theatre, Dracula is an ideal piece for comparative study at both GCSE and A-Level as the work uses both narrative and abstract elements, referencing myth, literature and film. The dark story of the famous Vampire Count excites even the most reluctant theatre goer. With the rise in popularity of the vampire legend in modern culture through films, books and TV, our production is ideal for capturing young people’s imagination and developing their creative interest in theatre, acting and dance.
The performance is highly theatrical so as well as developing students’ dance technique; it also gives them the opportunity to develop their acting skills. By working with a professional company students can explore their creativity in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our facilitators are highly experienced and will tailor the approach to each student’s needs to ensure that everyone has a fulfilling and confidence building experience.
We can also work with teachers to assist them in building on the work we have delivered and to provide materials for future lessons.
Conservatoires and Higher Education
Working with a professional company is an eye opening and inspiring opportunity for students embarking on a career in dance or theatre. These opportunities give students a chance to experience the level that they will need to achieve on graduating and to ask questions about working in the industry. It also enables them to understand the techniques they are learning by applying them to choreographic sequences, repertory work and dramaturgical learning.
Working with the Mark Bruce Company motivates and stretches the students to achieve their potential and gives students the chance to develop their theatrical skills within a dance framework.