FITTER. FASTER. BETTER. is a boot camp performance like no other, where your personal trainer isn't a gym junkie with an Instagram obsession, but rather, an 8 to 10 year-old. It challenges the contemporary commodification of fitness offering an opportunity to reflect on childhood and movement. Reclaiming play as audience participants work out, in and around an open space within the school.
The project has two distinct participatory components. The first component is four half day workshops delivered as a school incursion. The workshops are instructed by two Black Swan Theatre artists and attended by up to 30 students from years 3/4. Over the four days, the artists’ work with the students on craft activities, drama and dance choreography and discuss how students can use their school spaces in a new way. The second component, on the fifth day, are two 45-minute boot camps in an open space in the school, close to playground equipment. The boot camps are instructed by the above-mentioned students for up to 30 adults that have registered.
Originally devised by Black Swan’s Artistic Director Clare Watson for St Martins Youth Arts Centre.