Dance & drama: Objects of the ocean

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By Jane Bowerconsultant to primary schools in art, drama, dance and literacy

Discover the stories behind deep-sea objects in the third of our multi-resource dance and drama series


Use objects of the ocean to inspire dance and drama


Learning objective: To understand that every object has a past history and a potential future, and use these to inspire stories and drama.

You will need: one ordinary shell per child, plus one particularly special shell; a treasure chest; a suitable space; underwater audio effects, such as those on the Interactive resource , ‘Interactive ocean objects’, two or three minutes of slow, atmospheric music that could represent the sea, such as Smoke City’s ‘Underwater Love’, Café Del Mar’s ‘Energy 52’, ‘The Sea’ by Morcheeba, a track by Air, or any other suitable music and the ‘Ocean treasures’ activity sheets

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