Lesson plan for TPO's Kindur
Pre-K through 3rd Grade
This lesson plan is appropriate for Pre-K through 3rd grade. CHF has also prepared a 7th-9th grade Kindur lesson plan.
By Sarah Rose Graber
TPO’s latest project takes us to the wild and enigmatic Icelandic territory. Kindur is an ecological fairytale that follows three adventurous sheep during the changing of the seasons. Through the eyes of kindur (in Icelandic “sheep”) the audience discovers the extraordinary environmental landscape, myths and legends of Iceland. From glaciers to northern lights, from geysers to the rumble of gigantic waterfalls, in this country every natural element seems animated by mysterious forces: a rock can become a troll and elves exert their magical power in the solitary moors. Onstage two dancers and a singer create a contemporary saga inside rarefied scenery, where sounds and images interact using pioneering sensors and motions capture technologies.
These activities will help students explore emotions and storytelling through performance techniques and guided classroom discussions.