Movement

Units

Curriculum units under “Movement” include anything to get young performers more comfortable in their bodies and stronger in their physicality.  Topics can include pantomime, dance, mask work, animal imagery, etc.

Viewpoints Scene Work by Jessica Johnson

Subject: Applying the techniques of Viewpoints to a scene.

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Viewpoints by Beau Brewster

Unit Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of composition and the 9 elements of Viewpoints by performing group compositions.

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Viewpoints by Anderson, Ansted, and Clarke

Students will demonstrate their ability to interpret and respond to artistic mediums and their understanding of physical viewpoints by creating, rehearsing, and performing a 2-3 minute silent group scene in response to an artistic work.

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Using Imagination and Movement to Respond to Art by Jennifer Ansted

Students will demonstrate their ability to interpret and respond to artistic mediums and their ability to interact with imaginary things, become objects with their bodies, and express emotions and ideas with their bodies. The will do this by creating, rehearsing, and performing a 3-5-minute silent group scene in response to an artistic work.

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Stage Combat by Kathy Bruderer

Students will demonstrate an understanding of stage combating by performing a choreographed fight.

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Silent Film Acting — Movement Unit by Kirsten King

Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of nonverbal communication by planning, recording, and presenting silent films.

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Pantomime Scenes by Dana Fleming

Unit Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to craft a storyline and convey physicality and emotion by performing an original duo-pantomime scene.

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Non-Verbal Communication Pantomime Scenes by Ellen Williams

Unit Objective: The student will demonstrate their understanding of non-verbal communication in terms of movement, character, environment, and props by performing a pantomime duo scene.

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Musical Theatre Elements by Emily Summerhays

Objective: The students will demonstrate their understanding of the various elements of musical theatre by putting on a musical theatre review in class.

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Music Video – Movement by Amelia Dunlap

Objective:Students will be able to explore various movement techniques by creating a music video.

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Movement and Visual Theatre by Caitlin Cotten

Students will demonstrate their ability to use movement to communicate an idea by participating in a Visual Theatre performance.

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Hand-to-Hand Stage Combat by Content Maxwell

Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of and ability to safely fight on stage by creating and performing an unarmed stage fight, submitting a script for the fight that uses the correct terminology, and stating the safety rules of stage combat, entries to their learning log, and a test at the end of the unit. ...

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Body Movement by Landon Taylor Wheeler

Objective: Students will demonstrate their awareness of body movement by performing an observation presentation.

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