Built on the river Tigris, in Iraq, Baghdad has a rich and exciting history. Children first represent the rivers Tigris and nearby Euphrates. They then explore how the city grew and subsequently came under attack.
What do we see in the night? And in the day? Working in pairs, become shadows and reflections. How do dark and light places make us feel? Together in groups, can you block-out the light?…
This classic children’s tale gives rise to all sorts of movement ideas: moving like a bear, negotiating obstacles, confronting a scary animal, running away and – of course – hiding. All in all a breathless journey is assured…Order/Download
Fairy Tales provide a rich seam for movement ideas. These stories have everything from beans to beasts; treachery to treasure; ridicule to revelation. And – rest assured – good always wins out in the end!
Grace Darling lived in a cramped lighthouse with her siblings and their father, the lighthouse keeper. Children recreate her daily routine and famous rescue of stricken sailors in a heavy storm.
In Rebecca Elliott’s ‘The Last Tiger’, Luca befriends a lone animal. The tiger brings colour and magic into her dreary life. Using these ideas and images, children create their own imaginary world…
Castles are formidably physical, with thick walls and deep moats. They are also home to lots of action: attacking, defending, tournaments and the bustle of daily life. Children explore these through solos, duets and group work.