Performing arts students learn from rising star

2nd October 2012 10:31am - Return to press releases

David Tute, left, with performing arts studentsPerforming arts students from East Riding College were treated to an acting workshop by Hull-born rising star David Tute.
David, 23, from Hull, who recently landed the leading role in a London show, led a practical session for learners on the BTEC Level Three Diploma in Performing Arts at Collette Tyler’s School of Dance in Bridlington.
It came ahead of a course taster session at the dance studios, in Springfield Avenue, on Thursday, October 11 from 1pm to 3pm for anyone interested in joining the course now or in September 2013.

Emma Hoskison, 21, from Bridlington said: “I felt exhausted but energised after the workshop. It really was beneficial.”
Charlie Sinclair, 16, from Hunmanby said: “It was a pleasure to have been taught by someone who is already a professional actor at such a young age.”
Daniel Beardsmore, 16, from Bridlington said, “It’s nice to know we are learning a range of skills at such a young age to be prepared for the experiences ahead.”

Tutor Kat Downing said: “Having guest lecturers is very important for students. David is working in the industry now and can help the students to understand the reality of life as a performer.
“Students on the course are learning the three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing from tutors who have all worked professionally, allowing them to gain insight into the industry and putting their learning into practice through planned performances at the Spotlight Theatre in Bridlington.”

David Tute is an actor who, after graduating from Northumbria University in 2010, has worked professionally in the theatre and touring a theatre in education production earlier this year.
He recently landed the leading role in a London show and will be playing the part of 10-year old Tom in Tom’s Midnight Garden, which is adapted from the famous children’s book by Philippa Pearce.
The show by Birmingham Stage Company will premiere at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre from December 12.

For more information about the taster session or the performing arts course, call 0845 120 0037 or email kat.downing@eastridingcollege.ac.uk for more information.

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