There are many ways to express yourself. In Dance....all movement is a form of expression. This means communicating ideas, concepts, stories, emotions, and more.
One of the ways to express an idea is through the use of GESTURES.
Gestures are usually performed with the upper body, but it is possible to perform them with different parts of the body.
Gestures are a part of everyday life and can be used to have a great effect when used in our dances. For example, shaking the head to say no, blowing a kiss, winking, raising your hand as to say “talk to the hand” or cleaning your teeth.
In this activity you will be creating your own movement sequence by using gestures, as well as adding different locomotor and non-locomotor movements.
Choose one gesture, one locomotor, and one non-locomotor movement and see if you can put them together to form a movement sequence in order to create your dance.
Challenge yourself to change your level or direction.
(See the movement list below for ideas)
WAVE 8 times / HOP 4 times / SPIN 2 times
AXIAL VERBS: bend, stretch, swing, spin, balance, push, pull, shake, throw, catch
LOCOMOTOR VERBS: leap, hop, skip, tiptoe, gallop, lunge, crawl, scoot, roll, slither
Direction: Side to side, Backwards, Forward, Towards, Away, Over, Under, Diagonal, Around