Let’s talk music! When you listen to a song, what do you hear? What do you feel? Does it bring up memories? Does it move you?
For the final project this fall, we're using music as the inspiration for making a dance. What's fun is we're making music videos for this assignment.
To begin, we study the music. The students choose a piece of music and we discuss its elements and structure. We then count it out to make a music map, listen for imagery and brainstorm ideas for their concept. Then it's time to plan a dance.
Let’s use our imagination to create an original concept around a song and arrange a dance in a chosen music video style, making our homes the production stage!
Lessons 1, 2, and 3 will take you through the planning process and lessons 4 and 5 offer methods and guidelines in making the choreography for the music video.
In your house:
Lesson 1: Map Out Your Music
Choose a song you are drawn to and would be interested in working with:
Lesson 2: Listen to the Music
Lesson 3: Concept Outline
Lesson 4: Tips and Tools for Making Your Dance
Use your Music Map, Brainstorm Page, and Concept Outline to help choreograph the dance.
Lesson 5: Putting It All Together: Make a Music Video