The Weekly Challenge, 11th February 2019 – Mirror Mirror
This week’s challenge is set by Charlotte Penn – a mover and shaker from Croydon. Charlotte is a dance and drama teacher, working in several settings across South West London. She is mostly found at Ravenstone Primary School, teaching dance and learning all her cool new moves from the wonderful children there. This week, we are exploring story and connection through playful movement. Let’s see what story unfolds in the reflection.
Create mirror movement! Find a partner, and decide who is going to be the leader and who is going to follow. Using your hands, arms and whatever follows, begin your movement and allow the other person to mirror you. You could choose music or try in silence – slower is usually better! Take it in turns to swap leading and following, and see if you can swap spontaneously. If you prefer, use a mirror as your partner! Stand in front and notice how your movements reflect the music and create a story. Is there a certain mindfulness to your movements? What stories, metaphors and moments do you notice in the invisible connection? Is the connection fragile like uncooked spaghetti or strong and elastic like a rubber band? Share with video, pictures, sketches or write a short story or poem inspired by the experience.
Share with Charlotte and the 64 Million Artists team using #MirrorMirror and #64MillionArtists
Charlottes twitter: @RavenstoneDance
64 MA twitter: @64M_Artists
Or upload to The Weekly Challengers Facebook page.