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Part of the Drama One Curriculum

Pantomime

Created by Karen Loftus

Students will explore nonverbal communication through movement, body language, simple mime, and storytelling. They will learn the specific art of pantomime through hand position, tension, follow-through, and action/reaction/interaction with objects through warmup games and exercises.

The unit culminates in a two-person pantomime performance. A rubric is included for the performance as long as journal prompts and exit slips. Please refer to the Pacing Guide for more details and ways to supplement with other DTA materials.

Unit Overview
In this unit, students will explore nonverbal communication. First through through body language and gesture, and then through the specific art of pantomime. Students will learn hand position, tension, follow­through, and action/reaction/interaction with objects through warmup games and exercises. The unit culminates in a 2 person pantomime performance.
Additional Attachments
1: Gesture
Students discuss and apply the different ways one can communicate through gesture.
2: The Specifics of Holding an Object
Students are introduced to the techniques of hand position, tension, follow through, action/reaction/interaction.
3: Tableau
Students continue exploring nonverbal communication through tableaux.
Attachments
4: Unit Project
Students create a 2 person pantomime. The objective is for them to utilize mime, body language, and facial expression to tell a basic story. A rubric is included.

Standards Addressed

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