Monday 22 August - Friday 26 August
09.30 - 17.30 every day
Grand Hospice, near De Brouckère
Open to young people aged 10-18
Max. 20 per group (divided by age)
Coaching in acting, singing and dancing and work towards a final showcase, performed for family and friends on the final Friday.
Two masterclasses in specialised performance techniques: magic and clowning!
One week full immersion in English!
The Bridge Theatre Summer Workshop is unlike anything else available in Brussels.
Our team of theatre professionals will enable you to dive into building a character, put you through your paces in dance, and get you to reach new heights in your singing.
Our Summer Workshop costs €279. This works out at just under €56 per day.
A deposit of €100 is required upon registration, with the balance payable by 31 July 2022.
Places are limited! First come, first served.
The Bridge Theatre Summer Workshop does not just give you fantastic tuition in acting, singing and dance.
We have also organised two special masterclasses for you. Our Magic Masterclass will teach you the trade secrets and give you some tips on how to amazing your parents. And our Clown Masterclass will enable you to explore exaggerated emotions and is guaranteed to get you laughing!
We appreciate that the cost of the Summer Workshop may put the workshop out of reach for some people.
For this reason we are again offering a limited number of reduced-price places for participants who would not otherwise be able to join us.
With a scholarship, the price is reduced from €279 to just €100.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please let us know your reasons for applying for one in your application!
Abbie is an actor, director and international drama workshop facilitator from the UK. After graduating with the highest Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts, she formed the company Hello Drama, and has facilitated theatre workshops to thousands of students from all over the world.
Highlights of her career so far include: Designing and facilitating drama workshops across the UK for the world’s largest youth drama festival (Shakespeare Schools Festival), organising theatre exchange projects with students from Belgium, Luxembourg and Great Britain, and designing and facilitating brand new drama curricula for students in Beijing.
Last year, she directed our summer production, two abridged interpretations of Macbeth and filmed the Cheerio Darling project for Talbot House in Poperinge. Since August 2021, she has run workshops with over 1000 young people from Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Israel, Germany and Luxembourg. She is very much looking forward to this year's summer production.
Born and raised in Canada, Heidi has been teaching piano and dance since the age of sixteen. Years of extensive study in both music and dance, brought Heidi to train and perform in many genres - ballet, jazz, musical theatre, modern, Spanish dance, Latin American and Ballroom, folkloric and tango Argentino.
Throughout the years, she has appeared in countless performances, musicals and stage productions in Canada, the US and Europe. She has choreographed many numbers for shows and bands, including annual showcases of her own dance school in Greece. While in Greece, her creative talents in theatre, dance and music, brought her to design and teach English “Music and Movement” programs for the young, along with creating and choreographing musicals based on children’s stories.
In dance, Heidi has been fortunate to have trained with renowned artists such as, Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, George C. Randolph (Alvin Ailey and Les BJM), Juan Antonio (Louis Falco Company,) Stelio Calagias and legendary tango masters, Fabian Salas and Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli.
Apart from being a dance teacher and performer, Heidi holds a university degree in languages and is a graduate of the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music, where she also taught piano. She competed in and won numerous piano and dance competitions, including the The Canadian Music Competition, and received coaching from internationally renowned concert pianists, Arthur Ozolins and the late Raymond Vacchino.
Most recently, in Brussels, she choreographed the musical “Shrek” for Green Parrot Productions, (March 2019), collaborated with The Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s concerts-musical shows and choreographed The Bridge Theatre's production of All Together Now! at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Gabriel Hollander is a conductor, pianist and vocal coach based in Belgium.
Gabriel’s conducting debut was in 2014 in a Mozart piano concerto, with Severin von Eckardstein as soloist. Since then, he has worked with numerous orchestras and choirs, among others the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), members of the Bucharest National Opera (Romania), Berlin Sinfonietta (Germany), the Pazardzhik Symphonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), the Michigan University Students Orchestra (USA), the Orion Orchestra in Aberystwyth (Wales), the Orchestra Cupiditas (Italy), the Choir and Orchestra of the Minimes, the Carloo Cantores choir (Belgium) and the A Chantar choir (Belgium).
He is the music director and principal conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Uccle since 2017, and principal conductor of the Choir of La Noucelle. Moreover, he is the repeatedly invited to conduct the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra since 2019. Furthermore, he will conduct his second opera production with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie during the Midsummer Mozartiade (June 2022). In the Summer of 2021, he became half-finalist of the fifth edition of the international “Ionel Perlea” conducting competition in Slobozia, Romania.
Patrick has been performing magic since 2003, both here in Belgium and abroad. Always eager to learn from the best, he regularly travels to meet and study with some of the greatest illusionists of our time. Patrick describes his magic as elegant, intelligent, poetic and can be appreciated at any age.
Together with Patrick, you will create unique moments of astonishment, turning you into a real magician. Patrick speaks fluent English, French, Dutch.
Artistic director of Teatro Pachuco since 1982, Rudi mixes silent movie, clowning and his passion for Mexican-American culture in his physical plays. He is co-founding member of Los Payasos Mendigos from 1993 to 2000, with whom he participated in more than 100 performances in 12 countries, and of clownswithoutborders.org which offers free performances and theater workshops to indigenous communities in the south of Mexico, to Bhutanese refugees in Nepal and to poor people in Soweto in South Africa.
Most recently he is Artist in Resident at Ecole Arc en Ciel Brussels Belgium teaching children ages 5-12 years old 2019-2020.
Actor and collaborator of the award-winning production Feedback which has more than a hundred performances between 2007 and 2011 in 10 European countries for which he recieved the award for the best musical performance for children. Rudi won the Grand Prix at the 2005 Ghent International Street Theater Festival and the Silver Medal at the La Merce Festival in Barcelona, Spain in 2004 for his solo show Just Passing Thru .
The Bridge Theatre Summer Workshop is brought to you by The Bridge Productions ASBL.
The Summer Workshop is five days of incredible performing arts tuition in English. Between 9.30am and 4.45pm, young people will have tuition in singing, acting and dance from leading theatre professionals. Each day will begin at 9.30am sharp, so please make sure your child arrives on time.
Each day will include a 45-minute supervised lunch break. Adults will be present at all times. Please note that we do not provide food.
The week will end with a performance of ca. 1 hour. The performance will take place at the the workshop location at 16.00 on the final Friday. Parents and friends are welcome to attend! Guests are limited to two per child for the moment. After the performance, there is a chance to say goodbye to new friends at our farewell party.
Groups will be no larger than 20 people to ensure everyone receives sufficient attention and tuition. Groups will be mixed ages, although we will tend to group seniors with seniors and juniors with juniors.
Our Summer Workshop will be run in English. However, we welcome a mix of language backgrounds and we understand that each child will have a different confidence level in English. All of our tutors are super friendly and understanding of this. Should you have any concerns about the level of your child's English, please do get in contact.
We will adhere to the Covid restrictions as they are at the time of the event. If Covid-related restrictions make it impossible to run the Workshop, you will be refunded in full. If your child is unexpectedly required to enter self-isolation, we will also provide a full refund. Please note, our programme is subject-to-change, based on the current Covid guidelines in Belgium.
Our week will be fun and rewarding and hard work. We are really excited to bring the Summer Workshop to Brussels and we look forward to welcoming your child!
If you still have further questions about our Summer Workshop, give us a call on +32485457038 or drop us an email.
We can only confirm your place on receipt of the deposit.
Places are limited!
The Bridge Productions ASBL