One of the Southwest’s leading performing arts companies for children and youth releases a live film featuring 30 acts of kindness drawn from the pictures, poems, music and stories they’ve put together during the pandemic.
Fi Da Silva Adams, founder of Revolution Performing Arts (RPA), based in Swindon, said: “This is the first time we’ve done something like this. Our film, Acts of Kindness, will air live at 6 p.m. on Saturday June 12 with the participation of approximately 300 talented young people.
Youth, ages four to 17, will cover all aspects of the show, singing, songwriting, dancing, acting, makeup, costumes and even the technical side of the game. making films.
Local filmmaker Henry Meredith and his team at OT House film the acts of kindness and facilitate the live broadcast.
Two 14-year-old boys, David Hunt and William Cottell, study the technical side of theater alongside OT House and help with lighting and sound.
In a year where formal work experience is hard to come by, these young people are traveling to locations across Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire to be technical assistants in this unique experience.
Other young participants of the live-streamed film wrote their own songs, created their own soundtracks, created their own choreography, wrote and directed their own plays, adapted to new technologies, mastered the skills of circus theater and found real resilience in making changes to Safe ways to be expressive, both physically and visually.
Some of the acts of kindness featured will include special birthday meals, NHS workers, and other events or actions highlighted during a time of darkness and are portrayed in song, drama and dance. They are used to stimulate young artists to “magically” transform into their own superheroes!
The circus theater arts group RPA creates their own performance work with the same stimulus. While the media makeup and costume team provided mood boards to RPA leaders and helped with costume requirements. They also gave advice on makeup for the cinema which is very different from live theater.
Recording began last month and the youngsters took part in 29 filming sessions across the RPA area, one of which ended on Zoom. There were approximately 50 hours of filming involving four filmmakers and four technicians and 15 RPA leaders.
The filming and live broadcast of Acts of Kindness was made possible by a grant of £ 25,000 received by Revolution Performing Arts from the Government Cultural Recovery Fund.
Fi Da Silva Adams said: “In the prep rehearsals for Acts of Kindness, true humanity shone to show how young people see kindness in this world and, with that in hand, we have a lighter and brighter future. . In this wonderful film, you will see resilience, bravery, creativity and joy as young people fought during the Covid 19 lockdown to see the light of kindness around them. ”
The live broadcast starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday 12 June and costs £ 11.37 per family (including booking fees and a copy of the recording). To book, click on the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/acts-of-kindness-tickets-153966763735.