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proudly present the SPEECH & DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017 SYLLABUS

MIME AND MOVEMENT

SPEECH & DRAMA FESTIVAL 2017

Completed
Festival Dates Monday 3 - Friday 21 July
Venues 6 - 19July 2017:
Prince Edward School, Beit Hall & Music Centre
17 - 21July 2017:
Choral Speaking: Twin Rivers School
14 & 15July 2017:
Dance: National Ballet Centre
Deadline for Entries Wednesday 31 May
Early entries encouraged
Office open from 9am - 4pm on this day
Final Concert Saturday 22 July

 

 

MIME AND MOVEMENT

Mime is acting something out without talking, with an emphasis of communicating through movement, body and face.

  • Please note there are two different styles of Mime offered:
    • Mime (classes 201 - 206)
      • NO hand props, NO sound, NO set including tables and chairs.
    • Experimental Mime (classes 211 - 219)
      • Music, sound effects, masks, props and basic set (table and chairs) ARE allowed.
      • These additional elements should enhance the mime and not overshadow it.
  • Candidates must provide their own sound equipment. Be aware of power limitations in the Hall.
  • There must be mime techniques and not just acting without talking.
  • set up and preparation time must be limited to under three minutes prior to performance.

RULES

  • Original work only to be performed.
  • Only neutral (black or white preferred) clothing may be worn. No shoes, socks or stockings.
    No costumes or school uniform.
  • Number of entries restricted to 5 per school per class.

SOLO MIME - $2 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
201 Junior 1 min 30 secs 2 mins
202 Intermediate 2 mins 2 mins 30 secs
203 Senior 2 mins 3 mins

DUO MIME - $4 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
204 Junior 1 min 30 secs 2 mins
205 Intermediate 2 mins 2 mins 30 secs
206 Senior 2 mins 3 mins

SOLO EXPERIMENTAL MIME - $2 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
211 Junior 1 min 30 secs 2 mins
212 Intermediate 2 mins 2 mins 30 secs
213 Senior 2 mins 3 mins

DUO EXPERIMENTAL MIME - $4 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
214 Junior 1 min 30 secs 2 mins 30 secs
215 Intermediate 2 mins 3 mins
216 Senior 2 mins 30 secs 3 mins 30 secs

GROUP EXPERIMENTAL MINE (Minimum three people) - $10 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
217 Junior 2 mins 4 mins
218 Intermediate 3 mins 5 mins
219 Senior 3 mins 6 mins

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DANCE (will be adjudicated in Harare only)

Dance is movement to music.
Please note that depending on number of entries received, we may have to restrict entries on a first come first serve basis.

RULES

  • Movement is the key criteria and thought must be given to the choreography.
  • Costumes must be worn and these should be appropriate to the dance style.
  • The style of dance must be clearly stated on the entry form.
  • Each dance must be accompanied by appropriate music.
  • All music must be handed in minimum five days before the stipulated class time.
  • The music must be completely uploaded or on a clean usb drive in mp3 or mp4 format.
  • Music must be a single track, mixed and cut to length.
  • Number of entries restricted to 2 per school per class.
  • Time limits must be strictly adhered to.
  • No student may perform more than once in the group section.
  • Props ar allowed and some minimal set that must not require more than one minute to set up.
  • Candidates must provide their own rosin if required.

SOLO DANCE - $2 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
230 Junior 2 mins 3 mins
231 Intermediate 2 mins 3 mins
232 Senior 2 mins 30 secs 3 mins 30 secs

DUO DANCE - $4 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
233 Junior 2 mins 3 mins
234 Intermediate 2 mins 30 secs 3 mins 30 secs
235 Senior 3 mins 4 mins

GROUP DANCE (Minimum 3 people) - $10 per entry

CLASS No CLASS CATEGORY MINIMUM MAXIMUM
236 Junior 3 mins 4 mins
237 Intermediate 3 mins 4 mins
238 Senior 3 mins 5 mins

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