Press release for “Joy with Orff! – a showcase of Orff Schulwerk.”
21 September 11:00 at Brooklyn Theatre.
“Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand. Since the beginning of time children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child’s play.” Carl Orff
The Orff Schulwerk, or simply the Orff Approach, is a developmental approach used in music education. It is a creative process where music, movement, drama, and speech are combined into lessons that are similar to a child‘s world of play. It was developed by the German composer Carl Orff (1895–1982) and his colleague Gunild Keetman in the 1920s. Carl Orff worked until the end of his life to continue the development and spread of his teaching method.
This production is a initiative of The Orff Schulwerk society of South-Africa. It is meant to be a showcase of the Orff Schulwerk approach. A few primary school Orff- ensembles will come together and perform, to show the richness of the wonderful thinking of Carl Orff. Each of the groups will take you through the musical process of Orff Schulwerk. During this event the audience will also be invited to take part in the music making process. This is not a performance where the audience are passive observers, but rather an experience in the wonderful world of Orff Schulwerk. They will be able to make music themselves in their seats! This is a musical festival for both children on stage and the audience, experiencing the “Joy of Orff!”.
21 September 11:00
R100 per person
Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
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