Creative Expression: collaboration, creativity and fun

21 Apr 2016

The Creative Expression programme has got off to a great start. All classes have been having a lot of fun while learning new games that focus on key drama skills such as focus, concentration, eye contact, collaboration, listening and vocal dynamics. In the Lower Primary classes we have been stepping through our magic windows into the wonderful world of the jungle. We have explored the jungle climate and terrain through movement and the rich layers of jungle sounds through soundscape. After reading ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynn Cherry, the students set about thinking what the rain-forest means to the animals that call it home. Using their bodies they created the great kapok tree and took it turns to come forward and speak as their chosen animal.

LP Creating the kapok Tree

LP Creating the kapok Tree

LP Guided Visualisation

LP Guided Visualisation

LP Physical Theatre Game

LP Physical Theatre Game

In the Upper Primary class we started off creating ‘still images’, a photograph snap shot of a moment. In creating these, students have been learning about and experimenting with their use of eye contact, facial expression, levels, posture and gesture. This week we took this one step further; in groups the students created a still image of The Spider. Then working to music, the students used synchronised movement to bring their spider to life. Students discussed the style of movement that best suited the piece and used levels, tension and focus to give their performance flair.

All in all, classes have been full of collaboration, creativity and fun.

Vicky and Dhian

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UP Movement Exercise

UP Still Image…Waving farewell to family _Mission to space

UP Still Image…Waving farewell to family_Mission to space

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