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ANDA UNION WORKSHOP and OUTREACH PROGRAMMES
Standard/music students (18 +)
The workshop will focus on throat singing with both demonstrations and the teaching of the technique.
Anda Union will demonstrate the many different styles they have mastered and use in performance, these include both Mongolian and Tuvan techniques. Members of the workshop will then be taught to throat sing. This will culminate in a mini performance of the newly acquired skills.
Finally Anda Union will perform songs which demonstrate the use of throat singing.
** note that the standard workshop will spend less time on the throat singing aspect so as to allow time for a discussion about Anda Union and the Mongolian way of life in Northern China.
School Workshop (under 12)
The workshop will aim to introduce participants to both Anda Union as well as inform on the Mongolian way of life, focusing especially on children.
Anda Union will demonstrate throat singing and and ask a couple of children to try to learn it.
They will talk about Mongolian children and how it was for them going to school when they lived in the remote grasslands. This can be accompanied by film of Mongolian children dancing when they welcomed Anda union to their school.
Anda Union will then teach the students a Mongolian dance which will then be performed as they play a Mongolian music.
Finally the children will learn the Mongolian alphabet song
Depending on time left a couple of songs will then be performed.
School workshop (12+)
The workshop will aim to introduce participants to both Anda Union as well as inform on the Mongolian way of life, focusing on how they work with young people in China.
Anda Union will demonstrate throat singing and and ask a group of young people to try to learn it. They will then perform a short throat singing song.
Nars the leader of the band will talk about his work with young people. He has up to 20 young people living with him and his family. They are taught Morin Huur from dawn to dusk. If a TV is available footage of the students can be shown.
Anda Union will then perform a series of songs.
The film workshop will be led by the directors of the film “Anda Union – From the Steppes to the City” with members of Anda Union. The focus of the workshop will be both their stylistic approach as well as the practical challenges of making documentaries and Anda Union will talk about how the film affected them.
In the film no narration is used and the audience is left to discover the film for themselves. The way in which this achieved whilst at the same time giving enough narrative thread will be discussed. Also methods of how to direct the film and deal with people in the film so as to have a naturalistic result.
Members of Anda Union will talk about their expectations as subjects of the film and their reaction to the finished film and the effect it has had so far and will have on them.
Depending on the interests of the particular group the technical side can be expanded upon, looking at the practical challenges of working in China, remote areas and the digital workflow.
All of the above will be illustrated by clips from the film.