Hijinx Academy North

Hijinx Academy North

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Based at the Scala Cinema and Theatre in Prestatyn. Hijinx Academy North is the result of a broad-reaching partnership with social services in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey. Hijinx Academies are vocational training courses in performance skills for actors with learning disabilities in Wales.

Students on the Academy study a variety of skills including clowning, physical theatre and dance, contact improvisation, commedia dell’Arte, acting for camera & radio, forum theatre techniques and mask work, from accomplished tutors who are all active performers too.

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This Christmas join Hijinx’s community theatre group, Odyssey, as they follow Hansel and Gedeon on their adventure through the Grimms’ Wood.

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Screen industry embrace recommendations for newstandards for casting neurodivergent actors as Hijinx targets Oscar by 2030

Seven new guidelines on the casting of actors with learning and developmental disabilities for film and TV in productions worldwide have been proposed and backed by senior screen industry representatives and politicians in Wales today.

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Cardiff University School of Medicine has been named Admiral Business of the Year at the Arts & Business Cymru Awards for the innovative way it uses the arts to improve healthcare for people with learning disabilities.

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