Giving Tree (The)

Moving MattersKC - Harlan Brownlee

This workshop is available in person or virtually SYNCHRONOUS (live).


Using Shel Silverstein's book The Giving Tree, students interpret the words and images of the story into movement phrases. They explore the similarities between how authors and choreographers create their work. They learn that while authors use words and choreographers use movement, both create images that communicate a message.


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Grade Levels: K,1,2

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: in person 30; virtual 15

Availability: Year round

Program Length: 45 minutes

Teacher Guide: Giving Tree

Requirements: A large, clear space for dancing, preferably a gymnasium or multi-purpose room; floor space cleaned prior to the artist's arrival. Teachers must be present at all times.

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