Try tableau at home!

posted Oct 12, 2014, 11:07 AM by Kensington Parkwood
Have family members make still images with their bodies to represent a scene. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Read a story together and identify a few important events. Discuss what is happening in the story and create a tableau for each event.
  • Look at a painting or an illustration of a historical scene that depicts a number of different characters. Then bring it to life by representing the characters with your bodies.
  • Discuss a favorite movie. Have some family members create a tableau based upon the moviewhile the others try to guess what the tableau represents.
  • Read together different newspaper reports of the same incident (or differing accounts of an historical event) and produce a tableau that incorporates as many of the view points as possible. Discuss how events may be communicated differently, based upon the observer’s point of view.
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