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Arts and culture

Grade 5

Creating, interpreting and performing

Module 13


With this module you will be playing games and at the same time discovering drama abilities that will be useful to you, not only in your future drama classes but in your everyday life as well.



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Before we start with our drama classes, you will have to be relaxed and warmed up. Ready? Let’s start. Your educator will guide you through the exercises and explain to you why you are doing them.

Relaxation exercises:

Our goal is to create a sense and state of relaxation in order for you to do your drama activities more comfortably, to be freer with your movements, to overcome inhibitions and to feel more comfortable among your classmates.

Relaxation 1:

Stand with your feet apart.

Reach upwards with your fingertips, palms facing and fingers splayed.

Try to touch the ceiling.

Imagine there is a wire attached to each fingertip and to the crown of your head.

Now you are being drawn up by the wire onto your toes towards the ceiling.

Feel the body elongate.

Hold this position for ten counts.

Imagine that the wires are suddenly cut.

Your hands, wrists, arms, head and shoulders will drop.

Let your arms hang loosely at your sides.

Let your head hang down.

Notice how easy and comfortable the muscles feel after the release of

the tension.

Allow the head and arms to hang for a moment.

Stand up straight.

Relaxation 2:

Reach up with the fingertips and the crown of the head.

Strain upwards as hard as you can.

Hold the upward stretch for a moment.

Now relax hands, arms, head, neck and upper body.

Slump down limply.

Let the arms be quite loose with the arms limp and dangling in front

of the legs.

Hang downwards in this position for a few moments.

Roll the upper body to the left.

Drop to the right.

Drop forward again.

Roll the upper body in a complete circle several times.

Reverse the direction.

Breathing exercise:

If you want to use your voice properly and have the confidence to do it well, breathing exercises is just the thing to do!

Breathing exercise:

Adopt an easy and erect posture.

Rest the back of your hands on the lower side ribs.

Prop your arms out loosely and relax your shoulders.

To a mental count of 1 – 2 – 3 gently inhale though the nose and

feel the lower ribs swell out.

Do not inhale too much air.

Let the lower jaw drop open (tongue flat, tip behind the lower


Exhale from the mouth to a mental count of 1 – 2 – 3.

Feel the air flowing out of the open mouth.

Increase the inhalation and exhalation by one mental count each

time until a capacity of ten has been reached.

Repeat six times.

Resonance exercise:

Resonance is the sound produced by a body. This is your voice. Voice is the general vocal tone created by the note from the vibrating vocal cords being resonated in the cavities of your head, throat and chest.

With this exercise you must aim to enlarge your chest cavity to improve its function as a resonator for the voice.

Resonance exercise:

Rest the back of your hands on the lower ribs.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
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