Smallest Room, Largest Room︎︎︎
Aim: For students to create their own choreography that focuses on the manipulation of the element of space and shape using the spatial parameters in their own house.

Stimulus: Smallest room in your house and the largest room in your house

Task: Step 1: Go the smallest room in your house. (ie. Laundry, bathroom, toilet)

Create 4-6 frozen shapes that reflect this space.

Inspiration for these shapes could come from either the size, architecture or room features, feeling/mood/colour of the room, shape of the objects in this room. If possible, digitally record each of your shapes. You don’t have to record them in the room where they were created.

Step 2: Join each shape together by adding a range of other movements such as walks, runs, turns, jumps, glides, rolls. Try to develop your choreography so that you are traveling from wall to wall. There may not be enough room to travel in the small room so the movement will just be performed on the spot.

Your choreography should be a minimum of 30 secs.

Step 3: Go the largest room in your house (ie. Dining room, kitchen)

Repeat steps 1 & 2 for the largest room.

Now you should have 2 sets of different movement (small room, large room).

Go to an open space and perform all the movement together. Digitally record your dance in the open space.

If you would like to use music for your dance try to choose a piece with no lyrics. Here are three options for you to use if you can’t find your own (optional): ‘Howling Hand’ By Lane 8, ‘Take California’ By Propeller Heads, ‘Youth In Trouble’ By The Presets

Reflection Questions:

What did you enjoy about this task? What did you find challenging about this task? Why do you think that was? How did your choice of room impact on your choreography? Give two specific examples to help you explain your answer.
︎︎︎from  Candice Jayne Egan