Music: Listening, evaluating and participating.
Music’s place in society, past and present.
Let the Music Move You focuses on music and movement and how the two are integrally linked. It is designed to engage students both as an audience and actively in the performance.
Whether it is the whole room involved in creating an avant-garde sound-scape using boom-wackers, spinning hoses, bells and voice or Karina performing her punk rock version of Jingle Bells, played on the bells and with new quirky Australian lyrics; students are encouraged to form their own opinions about each music genre explored.
Karina shows how for hundreds of years humans have sung to make manual labour more enjoyable, to put babies to sleep and to keep armies marching in time. National anthems, hymns and oral history songs are explored and students get to voice their own rally chants like, (What do we want? “Less homework” When do we want it? “Now”).
Students are surprised to realize how many holidays and events have their own song that we sing to celebrate them. As for themes to the more popular children’s television programs, Karina has only to hum a few notes before hands are raised, eager to identify them.
In music videos, directors hold our attention by constantly changing images. So live on stage, Karina with the help of a dozen volunteers and impressive props, shows how the live performance can be just as engaging. While singing the African classic Wimoweh, Karina directs the students as they create a very colourful jungle scene with some interesting surprises.
The strength of Let the Music Move You is its variety across music genres, from a capella to house, between watching and participating and the ever changing costumes and props.
Lots of laughs! The combination of music, silly lyrics and great non-verbal movement kept all the children entertained. Very high energy. The kids all Let The Music Move Them. Managed to integrate religion in a non-confrontational and inclusive way. Basic black under garments allowed for instant costume changes to completely change the look of the performer. Her facial gestures were great!
Camille Newton. Year 1 to Year 4. Snug Primary School. Snug. TAS. 13/09/2018.
Very interactive show with many forms of music with dance and instruments. Outstanding didn’t want it to stop. Thank you.
Daniel Francis. K to Year 6. All Saints Primary School. Tumbarumba. NSW. 30/08/2018.
This performance was fantastic and all students and staff thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommended!
Denise Bryant. K - 6. Mountain Heights School / Primary. Queenstown. TAS. 10/09/2018.
Price: $4.95 per student ($4.50 + $0.45 GST).
Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.
Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.
Times: Show: 50 minutes. Set up: 45 minutes. Pack up: 40 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.