Performing Arts

Body Percussion

Category Performing Arts

Grades 4-8 (Half Day)

Curriculum Connections Music, Social Studies

Students will be introduced to the rich diversity of body percussion through an exploration of contemporary artists. Using their bodies, students will discover the potential for musical expression through rhythm and percussion.

Key Inquiry Question: : How can we collaborate to create an authentic rhythmic piece using our bodies as an instrument?

Program Objectives

By the end of the program, students will:

  • Gain an appreciation for the cultural roots of contemporary body percussion
  • Participate in a variety of activities, culminating in the creation of their own body percussion piece
  • Use vocabulary as related to the elements of music and body percussion appropriately

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