Force Field

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Title:

Force Field

URL:

https://artsintegration.com/2014/08/12/force-field-arts-integration-strategy/

Content Source:

Other
The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

Students will create an imaginary force field and move around the room while demonstrating the weight of a variety of music. They will use a single word to describe their movements. They will work together to create movements to match the descriptive words.    

Content Standard(s):
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 3
Dance
1) Improvise movements with a variety of self-identified prompts.

Examples: music/sound, text, objects, images, notation, observed dance experiences

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 3
Dance
8) Perform improvised movements with or against tempos and rhythms in music or sound.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 3
Dance
9) Change the degree of energy used in movement to heighten the effect of intent.

Example: Add force to a leap to communicate anger; change a reach by making it softer and slower to communicate gentleness

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 3
Dance
11) Change levels, directions, and pathway designs safely in a dance phrase while coordinating with a partner or other dancers.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Dance
2) Find a solution to a movement problem by manipulating the elements of dance.

Examples: Perform a dance phrase using three different levels.

Perform a dance phrase that alters the timing of the movement.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Dance
8) Recognize and respond to changes in time as they occur in dance and music.

Example: Use a variety of percussive instruments and sounds to respond to even and uneven rhythms.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Dance
9) Analyze and describe the qualities of movement and phrases created by the use of energy and dynamic changes.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 5
Dance
8) Perform movement phrases that show the ability to respond to changes in time generated from various rhythms.

Example: Rhythms from internal and external sources.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 5
Dance
9) Explore bound and free-flowing movement motivated from both core initiation (torso) and peripheral initiation (distal) while analyzing the relationship between initiation and energy.

Tags: energy, expression, movement
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