Now that students have created their movement piece about their hero, have them present to each other. To further advance the meaning, have students bring in an artifact that represents their hero (like a picture or an object). Students will lean towards people that are not living. Express to them the hero can still be living AND the dances can be happy! Whatever the hero or dance, the purpose is to convey meaning!! Use the peer evaluation as a tool to edit and re-edit the dances. Once this has taken place, record the dances and have students do a self evaluation:
Did the piece convey the intended meaning? Was the movement story clear?
Have fun & be creative!!!
Have students brainstorm about their personal hero. Is it their parents, classmate, pet, someone from pop culture? Whoever it is- it’s OK! Have students write an essay explaining their choice- what makes them special? How have they impacted their life? Do they have any special personality traits or funny habits?
My example to my students: I used to have a dance teacher that used to take a picture of herself in a bikini every year on her birthday (she did this until she was 80).
Because she always wanted to be honest about her body.
Students will select music that represents the essay and create a movement piece!!
Who did your students pick as their hero? Who is your hero and what would your movement piece include?