“The experience was very enjoyable for the girls. It was engaging and what was particularly enjoyable and educational was the fact that the dance was based around characterisation. This helped the students think about the feeling behind the dance and also contributed to their acting ability” – Laura Newton, Drama Teacher, April 2016
“The workshop was enjoyed by all from start to finish. Tim is a really great workshop leader who manages to bring the best out of students, regardless of their levels of skills and confidence. The students gained an insight into the way the company works and they have a better understanding and appreciation of the company as a result.
They grew in confidence as the workshop progressed and they learned valuable skills that they may employ when making their own work. They learned the importance of simply ‘having a go’, of being able to participate without judgement. They then learned that from that they can refine and develop their work. This workshop happened at the very start of the module and so there has been little teaching of physical work so far. The workshop gave them an invaluable insight into what is to come and helped prepare them for their own performance-making journey” – Paul Brownbill, Physical Theatre Lecturer, January 2016
“The students loved the workshop and found learning some of the rep from 7734 really great. The students were thoroughly inspired by Marilena.” – Gemma Cowling, Head of Dance, December 2015
“It has been an intense and vigorous first few weeks with JV2. I’m enjoying being challenged both mentally and physically everyday. We have bonded as a group and I feel I am able to be completely open because of the supportive environment that has been created. I am privileged to be a recipient of the JV2 International Bursary. It has made my experience as a JV2 member possible. I am grateful that the Jasmin Vardimon Educational Company has a bursary in place for international dancers.” – Jordan Harapiak, JV2 student 2015-16
“The 25 students taking part loved it. Marilena was fantastic with them, I watched the whole session, the pace was great, and she really got the girls moving and exhausted… there was a lot of laughter and fun! The girls really enjoyed the sessions and many of them commented on it being a highlight of their week during their reflections at the end of the week” – Denise Lulman, Teacher at the Wye School, September 2015