Song of the Wind, Dance of the Sky! How Weather Can Inspire Music and Movement (4th-5th grade)
Imagine a movie without music and sound effects, or dancing without music. Enter the duo of Pamela Lamont and Trevor Stewart.
Working with the principles of choreography, students will use movement skills to learn and communicate information about the structure and attributes of the atmosphere defining our climate.
Students will then learn how music communicates information, and they will create music to accompany their choreographed movements. By choosing a key, rhythm and words to pair with the dance, they will learn how music and dance go hand in hand to communicate information.
In a culminating event, students will perform their “dances” and their music, incorporate the elements of the science of weather in this kinesthetic and musical residency. This residency will require ample space for group movement.
An introductory visit from the weather professionals at Wichita’s National Weather Service/NOAA can be scheduled in conjunction with this residency!
Planning meeting with Pam & Trevor
Intro – Chance Hayes
Day 1 – Pam
Day 2 – Pam
Day 3 – Trevor
Day 4 – Pam
Day 5 – Pam & Trevor
Day 6 – optional culminating event
The workshops can be scheduled for 45, 50 or 60 minutes in length.
Appropriate for ages: Grade 4, Grade 5
With a background and training in dance, theater and visual art, Pamela Lamont is a genuine Renaissance woman. A talented fiber artist and painter, Lamont’s award-winning work has been exhibited regionally, as well as in Wichita galleries.
Trevor Stewart studied viola and music composition and performance at Wichita State University. Since 1998, Trevor has been playing the Chapman Stick, a unique musical instrument invented in 1969 by Emmett Chapman. See http://www.trevorstewartmusic.com/ for music performance videos and more.