FOR P5 - P7 PUPILS
A playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others featuring dance, chalk, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for…
Turning the stage into a gigantic chalkboard, Chalk About explores the nature of identity and asks some BIG questions: What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? How we talk? Our pasts or our futures? Or is it the way we dance?
Come on a journey to see how two performers find new and inventive ways to share their stories in this joyous and thought-provoking show that has been enjoyed across the globe by children and adults alike.
‘Uplifting and thought provoking, this is a show that will stay with me... a 5-star show, see it if you can!' Primary Times ★★★★★
Audience Size: 120
Running Time: 55 mins + Q&A 10 mins
Space required: clear, uncarpeted, flat hall, min size 8m x 12m including audience:
Cost: £500 + VAT per day, two performances maximum
For dates please contact: TISS@imaginate.org.uk
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Award-winning performance company, Curious Seed, was formed in 2005 by Scottish choreographer, Christine Devaney. Based in Edinburgh, we produce and present compelling, dance theatre work that questions the world we live in; work which touches and moves people, unlocking new ways of experiencing and feeling something different about the world.
We collaborate with exceptional artists - musicians, actors, dancers, designers and video makers – to create emotionally charged performances that reach across ages and art forms, and to bring something unique to the dance landscape of Scotland. Our work has been presented across the globe from Milan to Macao, New Zealand to Norway; appearing at prestigious international festivals and venues from Sadler’s Wells to Sydney Opera House.
Our work is researched, developed, and managed by a small core team of people. We collaborate with many other partners and organisations at home and abroad to create, produce and share our projects and performances.
More information about our projects and productions can be found here: http://www.curious-seed.com/work
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
Teachers and children will enjoy the performance without prior knowledge of the story but the information packs below help teachers prepare and link to classroom plans.
For two short films to show your class to prepare your class for a theatre experience in the school hall, one for you and one to show them, please see the RESOURCES section of our website.
curriculum for excellence
I can respond to the experience of drama by discussing my thoughts and feelings. I can give and accept constructive comment on my own and others’ work. EXA 0-15a / EXA 1-15a / EXA 2-15a / EXA 3-15a
I can analyse technical aspects of drama and scripts, make informed judgments and express considered opinions on my own and others’ work. EXA 4-15a
Health and Well Being
I am aware of how friendships are formed and that likes, dislikes, special qualities and needs can influence relationships. HWB 0-44a / HWB 1-44a
Presented by Curious Seed
Concept and original choreography: Christine Devaney and Leandro Kees (Performing Group, DE)
Performer: Hendrik Lebon and Holly Irving