ReBels Training

Opportunities for young people at Barbican Theatre...

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Summer Term 2022 is going to be a bit different..!

The first two terms have seen some amazing classes build skills and work towards  showcasing their individual outcomes as exhibitions, music nights, dance platforms, films and ensemble performance. It's been a pleasure to see this unfold and to observe the excellent facilitation of young people's voices. There is a interest from our young people to work on a larger productions , which is hard to achieve at individual class level so we are going to be building 3 group projects for a larger cohort of young people to work together on a project. One will be purely music and the other two will mix theatre, dance, movement, writing, music, comedy and other areas of performing arts. 
There are three projects, each running on a night for the summer term from w/c 2 May   - w/c 11tJuly. 
You can choose any or all of these weekly sessions / projects within your one-time annual payment of £60. Or if you're joining us as a new member for the summer you can pay just £20 for the summer term only (and then we hope you enjoy the sessions, come back, and sign up for the full year in September for just £60)
Music LaunchPad (Mondays) (click to go to the session page for info/sign up)
ReBels That Changed The World (Tuesdays) (goes direct to the session page for info/sign up)
Stranger Things Have Happened (Wednesdays) (goes direct to the session page for info/sign up)

Barbican Theatre is a safe space

Safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender, identity, or sexual orientation.

Sign up to join ReBels (and choose your Summer term project sessions) here

and pay your £20 summer term fee if you are new
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  • You can sign up for any / all of these project sessions. Sessions will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • This information is required for all participants aged under 18
  • If you would like to add anything to your submission please detail here
  • Price: £ 20.00

If you're already a ReBels member and have paid your £60 annual fee please complete the form here

to choose your Summer 2022 project sessions:

  • You can choose any or all of these weekly project sessions. Sessions will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • If you would like to add anything to your submission please detail here
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Safety first

We take the safety and health of our participants and colleagues very seriously and will continue to take extra Covid 19 precautions including:
We have a number of measures in place to ensure your comfort and safety, including enhanced hygiene procedures such as the availability of hand sanitiser and cleaning of spaces between sessions.
Whilst we suggest that all workshop members continue to wear masks we appreciate that many people are choosing not to, so please be aware that people working around you may not be wearing a mask. Please get in contact if this is a barrier for you and we can discuss seating logistics and options.
All Barbican Theatre team members are also encouraged to face masks (unless exempt) and will be regularly lateral flow tested. This includes the team front of house and back stage, and performers.
We continue to monitor the latest guidance from the UK Government.
Please do not attend if you have had a positive covid test, either LFT or PCR.
If you have any questions about safety in ReBels sessions please email our ReBels Co-ordinator, Dulcima at rebels@barbicantheatre.co.uk
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Who are ReBels?

You are all part of one rebellious family from now on so that whatever your age, your voice will be heard and skills celebrated.
All classes now take place at Barbican Theatre (in the auditorium or the studio spaces)
ReBels means breaking rules, being curious, taking on new challenges and finding your unique voice. Imagine if we uncover an entire new dance style growing out of Plymouth (like KRUMP coming out of LA), or the next music genre (like Grime from London or Drum and Bass in Bristol). Imagine if your job hasn’t even been invented yet? Who’s the next Kae Tempest? What other ways can you tell stories? What stories should we be telling?
Often in the arts world you work alongside other artists, constantly learning new tricks. Sometimes you don’t even end up being a performer but go into film, technology or directing. ReBels will make sure you get the kind of training that gives you a taste of much more than dance and theatre.
We want to support our ReBels as you build your voices and have space to be seen and heard.

 

Membership is only £60 for an entire year, and you can choose as many sessions as you like  (so you can attend any theatre, dance, music etc sessions for your age for no extra cost!)
For Autumn and Spring terms sessions are normally split into these age groups:
ReBels ages 12 - 15:  learn, create & develop through theatre, dance, music, writing, digital, spoken word and more
ReBels ages 14-18: learn, create & develop through theatre, dance, music, writing, digital, spoken word and more
ReBels ages 18- 25: learn, create & develop through theatre, dance, music, writing, digital, spoken word and more
ReBels Music ages 15-25: music production & mixing, composing, learning/playing instruments and finding your own sound. 
You can take part in more than one group if you want - it won't cost you any more! (so for example if you're aged 15 you can attend a session for ages 14-18 , ages 15-18 or ages 15-25!)

In the summer we mix all ages together to make performances using the skills and performance techniques you've developed during the first term.

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Some of Barbican Theatre's previous Training performances

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