Preparation for Final Performance


Students will demonstrate an ability to follow through with a directing concept by staging a two to three minute silent scene with music, costumes, and color to support their concept.



Materials Needed

Classical music for students to listen to, CD player, performance rubric handout   Final Directing Performance Rubric



Lesson Directions

Anticipatory Set/Hook
Have the stage lights set up and turned on the class stage so that when the students enter the room they know that they will be performing.




Step 1: Give students five minutes to review their tableaus, gather costumes, and then each group will perform for the class.


Step 2 (Discussion): After each performance have the class talk about what they think the story was about. Afterwards have the performing group talk a little bit about their process and why they chose the frozen pictures they did.


Step 3 (Transition): You now have the basics of performance: you have created a concept, a story, and stage pictures. Now we are going to turn these into silent movement performances. These are not pantomime: Really act out what is going on and if you need a prop bring it and use it. The point of this exercise is to show your emotion with your physicality. You will be creating the movement and letting us know what is going on without words. This is a VISUAL representation of your story.


Step 4 (Assignment Instructions) Here is what the requirements are for your final project:
1. 2-3 minutes long movement sequence that demonstrates your story and characters (does not have to be a literal interpretation).
2. Musical Underscoring- you have already brainstormed a piece, you can decide to change it or use the same music.
3. Use of costuming and props, using color for focus and concept.
(Students may use neutral masks)




Give students the rest of the class period to work on this project. Have them write down what music they chose and colors for the performance. Bring music and have a boom box for students to use during the class periods. Students will be performing these scenes during the next class period.