Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Watching the Program
Ongoing Activities
Extended Workshop

Getting Ready
(20 minutes)

The following information will help you focus and organize your professional development session.

Learning Objectives

  • Investigate Parade and Quidam through individual and group research in order to understand the social and historical settings in which these works were conceptualized and produced.
  • Recognize melodic themes and nonmusical sounds in Parade and Quidam and discuss their significance within the dramatic context of each piece.
  • Perform a piece of music using body percussion and percussion instruments.
  • Explore the theatrical traditions of vaudeville and create a performance piece in the style of vaudeville.
  • Understand the purpose of criticism and a process for performance criticism.
  • Analyze written criticism to identify the purpose and the author’s process. Respond to Quidam in-role as a critic.

Guiding Questions
These are questions for your group to consider as you work through the session:

  • What does “multi-arts” mean?
  • What is criticism?

Materials and Resources

Opening Steps
Recall the sequence from Quidam you viewed at the end of Program 1 (or the entire performance, if you were able to view it later).

Discuss these questions:

  • In what time and place does the action appear to occur?
  • How do these cultural clues affect your experience of the performance?

Facilitator: Distribute the handout, Jean Cocteau's Scenario for Parade (PDF).

To download PDF files, you will need a free copy of Acrobat Reader.

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