Norman McLaren, 1968
Educational objectives of the programme
Invite children to discover the world of dance, the beauty of bodies in movement, but also the magic of images.
Act and express themselves with their bodies. Describe and represent the movement in space of a person or an object.
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Body expression at schoolWalking, running, swimming, falling, sliding, pushing, turning, whirling, balancing... children, from an early age, naturally learn to control their bodies.
Physical expression, visual, auditory and tactile activities encourage concentration, the discovery of body movements in space and time, and the ability to grasp and transform an object or a place.
Physical and artistic education encourages group expression and contributes to the emotional and social development of children.
Educational resources on danceUsing Norman McLaren's short films, interpret and reproduce with the body the position, movement and rhythm of an abstract form.
After watching the film programme, in groups of children, imitate the relative positions between the abstract shapes in the film. Each child thinks about how to position themselves to reproduce the drawing.
One group of children chooses a spatial configuration in the classroom and the other group imagines how to represent it in a drawing.
Imagine together a choreography with a beginning, a development and an end.
Did your children enjoy this programme of films dedicated to dance and body expression? Have you studied a choreography with your pupils? Share your experience, the activities created in class, the children's reaction. Are you using the themed films as a teaching aid?
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