Choose an environmental issue and tell its story through dance.
We chose deforestation as our environmental issue. Using the song ‘Grow’ by Frances, our aim was to send a powerful message about deforestation using a slow, gentle dance. We found it particularly challenging to portray ourselves as trees through dance as we did feel a bit ridiculous and we weren’t sure how clear it was. However, it was all a learning curve and we worked as a team to get our final clip. In the clip we settled on as being the best, we all gradually come up and grow as trees followed by a bit of dance as happy trees, working together to provide oxygen for the world, then at the end we are all cut down and fall to our death. Upon reflection, I feel this would be a good task to explore with a class as it allowed us to really engage with an environmental issue in a way we never would have imagined.