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High school

Dance Types

45 minutes


A journey of imagination triggers mental images of dance and movement. Students demonstrate them to one another, rendering them visible. Afterwards, they reflect on what they’ve just seen together in conversation. The range of conceptions and images corresponds to the diversity present in contemporary dance.


Young people have their own conceptions about dance and associate very different things with the image of a dancer. Their personal images and conceptual worlds are the departure point here for guiding them into the realm of contemporary dance.

Questions and Instructions

A dancer appears before your mind’s eye. Look very closely: Where is this dancer exactly? How does he or she move? Rooted to the earth and close to the ground or more floating a bit in the air? Is there music that this dancing person is moving to? Do you have a melody in your head, or a rhythm? Or is it a dance in silence? Now open up your eyes again and try to translate the mental images into poses and movements, try to find a way to express them physically.