Dance workshop: Poetry in Motion
The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
What a frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
Our Lewis Carroll-inspired dance workshop will give your school a great day to remember as we join with the children to bring The Jabberwocky to life.
The children will gyre and gimble in the hall before they go galumphing back to class - with new found confidence in both movement and language and with memories they will cherish.
Consider the new understanding they will have gained from exploring and physically interpreting Carroll's famous language. The children's fear of complex (and nonsensical!) vocabulary will diminish and they will develop their ability to interpret words by looking at context and to express themselves through movement and dance.
Above all the children will use their imaginations as they work in a team and use the rhythm and sounds of the words to inspire and select movements!
With KS2 classes we use the classic Kenneth Williams recording of the poem with music from Carnival of the Animals, whereas for KS1 we use the Sesame Street music with a narration by Big Bird!
Led by one of our talented West End in Schools choreographers these class by class workshops will be a day your children will never forget!
Workshop leader: A West End dancer and choreographer experienced in working with children
Topics: Communicating ideas through movement, basic performance skills, responding to music, creation of simple dances.
Age range: KS1 and KS2
Location: In your school hall
Group size: Up to 30 children per class, 6 or 7 classes per day. Larger schools may need multiple days.