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Creative Flow

Drama teacher Curt Tofteland leads students in several activities designed to encourage make believe and the flow of creative movement. Students pretend to be bacon frying, popcorn kernels popping, and balloons filling and emptying with air in an exercise called “Becoming.” Moses Goldberg and actors at Stage One demonstrate how actors might prepare for roles as animals. Students then “move in the manner of” various animals and objects and respond to music with movement.

Classroom activities and discussion questions available on PBS LearningMedia.

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