Space, music and colour.
The workshop is structured in four parts: rhythm, melody, timbre and harmony.
The first stage focuses on letting children understand the most ancient element of music: the rhythm.
Strictly connected to dance and percussions, the rhythm also refers to imitation of natural sounds, that can be played both with one’s own body and with simple objects. The rhythm can also be painted, with pencils, chalks, crayons and many other materials that can produce signs by tapping on the paper.
During the second stage, the sound is pulsed and extended, creating a complete musical sequence: a melody. Children can play simple melodies, through their own voices or playing an electric organ or woodwinds, moving their bodies in according to the music. Long woven lines, of different colours and shapes, can represent the melody.
The third stage is focused on the timbre: children will be motivated to recognise similar sounds and different instruments, a very useful practise for what the analysis of movement and colour is concerned.
The same movement can change when it is made by different subjects, like so the same colour tells different stories if it’s applied by a paint brush, a pencil, a nib, a feather or a finger.
Finally, the harmony.
Knowing what rhythm and melody are, being able to recognise different instruments, children can combine the sounds creating the harmony.
During this final stage, all the works realised in the workshop will be collected to produce a final collective outcome, made of music, movement in space and of painting and drawing.
The workshop aims to put children in contact with music, dance and painting through the same easy path.
It encourages them to free their energy, without any fear of taking a challenge or making mistakes, by all those means that children have since birth: the rhythm, the movement, the look, the spontaneity.
Age: 4-8 years old
Running time: max. 8h in 4 days – min 3h in 1 day
The company will provide all the materials needed for the workshop.