Animals on the MOVE: Inspired by Lion King on Broadway
Musicals are the embodiment of the Visual and Performing arts. It is one of the few places where you can be immersed in a story through music, dance and art through the magic of theater. Today you will get to watch a variety of videos related to the third LONGEST running Broadway show, THE LION KING. The show opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Nov. 13, 1997.
Many of you may have seen the animated movie but the Broadway production has dances that are very unique due to the amazingly creative costumes and elaborate puppetry created for this show. Now sit back and relax as you enjoy a video of “The Circle of Life” performed at the Music Awards Gala 2018.
The Lion King - Circle of Life | Musical Awards Gala 2018
Optional Follow up videos:
Learn a dance from the Lion King cast. Produced by Get up and Go movement
Respond & Reflect:
Now that you have seen the video of “The Circle of Life” think about how the different animals move. Each costume is an embodiment of the animal and the shows’ creators had to figure out how each animal should move.
Can you list 2 or 3 animals from the dance? Describe how they moved? Try the motion(s) yourself.
Create & perform:
Now there are many other animals in our world. Can you think of 2 or 3 other animals that were not shown in the video? Try to create motions that are inspired by the animal(s) you have chosen? There is a list of Locomotor and non-locomotor motions at the end of lesson)
Share your creation with us.....
In your original dance try to include 2-6 motions inspired by animal. Make sure you have enough space and a clean background behind you when you take pictures/video. Dances should not be more than 6 motions in length. Feel free to repeat your dance two times if you want (1GB file size max). No audio is needed.
******IF your parents give you permission- share that video to flip-grid - See the tab, on the cvesdvapa.weebly.com, that has MORE...and scroll down to the flip grid link for Flip-Grid Challenge.
Flip Grid Connection
Locomotor Movement – Traveling
Climbing Creeping Crawling Dodging Galloping Hobbling Hopping Jumping
Leaping Limping Marching Plodding Prancing Rolling Running Sauntering
Scrambling Scurrying Skipping Sliding Sprinting Staggering Stalking Strutting
Swinging Trudging Walking
Non-locomotor -Axial -Stationary
Balancing Bending Bouncing Collapsing Contracting Curling Dodging Drooping Expanding Falling Flopping Hanging Leaning Pouncing Rising Rocking Rotating Shaking Sinking Sitting Slouching Spinning Springing Squirming Swaying Swinging Tumbling Turning Twisting Wiggling Waving Whirling
Other Movement vocabulary:
Glide, float, fly, soar, sail, swoop, slide, slither, plunge, dive, drift, climb,
Swim, lope, jog, trot, burrow, wallow, buck, rear, spin, explode, burst, bubble, melt, freeze, ooze, boil, seethe, simmer, swirl, crumble, crumple, crash, shelter, evaporate, shrink, shrivel, disintegrate, infiltrate