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Physicality in Performance

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Weeks 4-6

Student Research and Tableau Rehearsal

Students collaborate and select a specific Civil Rights topic from which to generate a theatrical tableau. Students research the topic and identify a photo that focuses their tableau work. As students develop their tableau stories, they observe clips from Henry Murdock’s silent film masterwork – Cook, Papa, Cook! -and identify criteria for physicality.  Students explore the emotional and expressive content of the photos and discuss character traits and relationships. Students work in small groups and choose a director who documents the tableau sequence on the group’s iPad. The director also facilitates, with teacher guidance, peer and self- assessment using a protocol to inform revision. Teacher feedback is ongoing throughout the unit.

 

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Unit Details

K-5

Arts Discipline: Theater
Grade: 5
Borough: Queens

THEATER: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Physicality in Performance