Nature Myths. P. 55-.105
Nature myths in Living Pictures “Les Tableaux Vivants”
This is an ORAL/VISUAL activity
What it means:
Tableaux vivants tell a story through a series of still images. Actors strike poses in a particular setting (or settings) in order to tell a story or interpret an idea. Creating a tableaux series means expressing ideas through body positioning, facial expression, costumes, props and visual effects. You may have music in the background. You will be surprised at how fun these things can be to create, and how expressive they are as a dramatic art form.
Concentrate on one nature myth from our book.
Narcissus and Echo
Eros and Psyche
In the series, you should use no fewer than EIGHT images, but no more than TWELVE. This means photos. The photos can contain anybody you want, They can be drawings or paintings or anything you create. You absolutely must not use images copied from the internet.
MUST DO checklist:
This can must be in a powerpoint/keynote OR hosted on a website that can be accessed in class. Either way, it is to be something you can show
ELEMENT ONE; As a group, you must retell the myth story verbally, sharing speaking duties equally. Use the images to help you tell the tale of your myth. All members must speak. There will be no notes. No words will appear on the screen.
ELEMENT TWO: In your presentation, you must discuss the enduring ideas/lasting truths/timeless lessons that appear in the story. Sometimes they are obvious. Sometimes not.
ELEMENT THREE: As well as having your own images, you must display at least two existing images from past history depicting the characters or story of the myth. This could be an ancient statue or a classical painting, or a photo of a significant place. You be the judge.
These presentations will happen March 2 Friday.