Dancing with the stars

In pairs or small groups pupils are given an image of the silversmith’s creation along with the name and description of the star.

Pupils will write down key words and ideas to help them create movement.

Exploring lines, shapes, dynamics, balances and partner work to create a sequence based on the visual image with aspects of the star.

Example: Using Nicola Benedetti as inspiration  pupils could incorporate and explore movement based on playing the violin, or imagery of the violin strings etc or alternatively perform the choreographed sequence to her music.

Next Steps

Create a dance piece combining the various sequences created by the dancers. Further progression could include a tutor taught phrase of movement, based on the same visual imagery, to link the different sections together to form a cohesive piece of work.