Our Hippodrome Education Network (HEN) schools were part of an exciting project focussed on The Lion King, which was on our stage in Summer 2023.
Our Artists worked with young people to create performances inspired by the Disney musical, which were performed in our Patrick Studio.
The project began with launch workshops and visits from the Disney Education Team. The students had the opportunity to explore narrative and characterisation, creating their own original scripts.
At the start of the term, a number of our Artists commented on the low confidence levels of the students they were working with – many felt shy and held back, but very clearly had an interest in the project. Our Artists created safe and supportive spaces, where students could explore, let their guard down and try something new.
The showcase of new work was performed to an audience of other young people from across the HEN Network. Each school brought their own creativity to what they presented, from stunning visuals and beautiful choreography to colourful and creative props galore.