Impending Everyone Impending Everyone: Before You See The Show - Page 2

CONSIDER: • Are the statues’ poses naturalistic or exaggerated? • Do their characters seem genuine or is their demeanour a facade? • What does the body language of each statue tell you about their general character, attitude and status? 3. Statues now explore how their newfound ‘character’ moves by walking around the space. They should do their best to honour the physical cues they have received from their sculptors and incorporate them into their living, breathing characters. STATUES - CONSIDER: • How does your character hold their weight? Do they lead with a certain part of their body? How does this affect their posture and gait, and what does this tell you about them? • Does this character appear confident or insecure? • What does their posture and the height of their gaze tell you about their status? Is it high or low? AUDIENCE - CONSIDER: How do the following elements of body language affect how you perceive a character? • • • • Posture Gait Pace Gaze What conclusions do you draw about a character based on these elements? 4. Discuss with the whole group what they discovered about each character. 5. Swap audience and performers and repeat. → ACTIVITY #2: TWO TRUTHS, ONE LIE “Could you actually describe, in full detail, right now, everything you’ve ever done and watched and said... No?” This spin on the classic ‘Hot Seat’ activity lets participants experientially explore one of the key themes of Impending Everyone: deceit. Time: <1 Hour Year Level: 9+ You’ll Need: • Students must provide an image that they have a real-life connection to. • A chair - the Hot Seat. • A clear space is best, but the activity works just as well in a normal classroom with a clear space at the front. Curriculum Connections: Drama: Focus, Tension Dramatic Techniques: Improvisation, Creating narratives, Creative collaboration. 1. One at a time, students sit in the Hot Seat. They each present to the group an image to which they have a real-life connection and give three facts about it - two of them true, one a lie.