This lesson is inspired by Shaun Tan graphic novels, books and films, such as The Lost Thing. Shaun Tan’s books are full of strange and familiar objects and places. In The Lost Thing, the main character is an odd object that seems to have its own history and purpose, which we never really discover. This 30-minute video by Ausdance Victoria and the Victorian Department of Education takes students through a warm up, technical skills, improvisation, dance making activities and a cool down. There is an opportunity for an informal performance.
Target learner is in Year 5-6 but the class may be suitable to other year levels, depending on previous experience.
The video has an accompanying lesson plan and worksheet.