Name of Project: Performance Workshop: Individual Choir
Grade Level or Age of Participant: Various
School, Teacher and Classroom: Independent Instruction; Powderhorn Park
Teaching Artist: Levi Oftelie
Overview of Project
The project’s main intention is to build self-confidence in the participants. On their own will members will sing openly while walking as a group. They will have headphones on streaming their own individual music choices to diffuse social awkwardness.
“Big Ideas”/ Essential QUESTION(s)
The big questions being addressed through the social performance is unity and its presence within a community; what is self-awareness and self-confidence encouraged?
1. Participants will be evaluating their presence against another’s.
2. Participants will analyze their relationship between individuality.
3. Participants will create a mass through individualism.
Participants only need to bring their own knowledge and experience about singing and an object to hold their music - such as a cell phone or ipod. This experience can be minimal. The project is not about quality; it is about output of one’s Self.
Lesson Preparation Timeline
Advertise: 3 days
Create Playlist: 1hour
Purchase headphones for a large group
Implementation of project
Editing and presentation: 1 hour
Examples of Artwork
The artist models the work.
What participants learn will be entirely dependent on their own involvement. Hopefully their peers will inspire them and hopefully they would inspire their peers.
Headphones and device to hold music such as: cell phone, Ipod, mp4 player, etc
Learning Activities and Timing
The artist is the gather, begin, support, inspiration and facilitates participation. The time required will depend on the need. The beginning of the performance the artists will emphasize the importance of individuality and not being too self-conscious.
Teaching Artist Reflection
There is a risk of having no one show to the exercise. More encouragement may be needed.
This project has been designed to help participants boost their confidence and sense of Self.
Feedback will be provided through the enthusiasm, or lack of, from the participants. Afterward a informative dialogue will occur with participants and witnesses.