A world of dance

Find your emotion

Activity

To make the participants aware of their body language and facial expressions. Each colour symbolises an emotion. The participants then must go around each other and signal the emotion they have drawn using their body language and sound.

Difficulty barometer

  • Emotion images can be adjusted to ones that are easier for younger participants to express.
  • The bricks can be supported with music.

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Four levers for development and adjustment:

  1. Communication:

    Each participant is given a brick representing a mood, style or emotion. The participants then try to find others who have the same colour as their brick, without showing their brick. Once someone finds a matching partner, they give a high five and continue the activity.

    Cognitive:

    All the participants are taught a short sequence. Once they have learned the sequence, it must be performed using the expressions that relate to the brick the instructor shows. The brick can either be changed after each round, or multiple times during the sequence.

  2. Social:

    The participants play together in pairs. One participant now performs the sequence for his or her partner with a self-chosen expression picked from among the six colours that were previously danced. When the sequence finishes, the partner with the bricks must indicate which colour they think the other partner tried to express during the sequence.
  3. Experimentation:

    The participants play in pairs. They receive a brick. The brick’s colour determines the type of movement they must perform to cross the floor. When the participant sees the brick’s colour, he or she must move according to the movement associated with that brick. For example, the colour green is associated with forests, tribes, Tarzan, leaves, etc.