National Student Drama Festival presents its 65th Annual Festival with an industry leading programme of masterclasses, debates, discussions and new work. Every part of the Festival is free and open to all, running from 27 March – 2 April.
New Adventures will be collaborating with the festival with a daily morning movement class, Morning Adventures, led by the company’s dance artists, exploring choreography and devising, inspired by Matthew Bourne’s distinct storytelling narrative style. Morning Adventures include a Nutcracker! themed class with Gavin Eden (Sat 27 Mar), a HIIT class with Nicole Kabera (Sun 28 Mar), a Romeo and Juliet themed class with Bryony Harrison (Mon 29 Mar), an Edward Scissorhands themed class with Dominic North (Tue 30 Mar), The Car Man themed class with Ross Carpenter (Wed 31 Mar), Town & Country themed class with Sophia Hurdley (Thu 1 Apr) and a Yoga class with Jamie McDonald (Fri 2 Apr).
Speaking about #NSDF21 James Phillips, NSDF Director said:
“This is NSDF’s 65th annual Festival. None have shown more clearly the resilience of young people. NSDF is about new art, new artists and new communities. Throughout the pandemic we’ve been mentoring companies of brilliant young people from across the country. Because of coronavirus many of them have never even met. But against the odds they have been creating work together, helped by our Associates. Finished shows, readings and works in progress. We’re excited and proud of what they’ve made. It’s been a long winter. We think new voices are the birdsong that will let us know spring has arrived.”
Young people aged 16-25 will have a interactive experience with participant access, whilst others can enjoy the festival content through attendee access.