|Students perform "Homage To My Hips" by Lucille Clifton|
Over the course of 17 classes students read over 50 poems, form precision poetry drill teams and choose poems to re-arrange, memorize, choreograph, and perform. Teams incorporate solos, unison lines, body strikes, choreography, dynamics, and tempo changes. This is more than a poetry reading. Teams transform their poems into performance pieces. It's more like a concert than a reading: loud, energized teams perform poetry with a focus on the sound and rhythm of their pieces. The essential question for the project is: How can analyzing and remixing poetry lead to a better understanding of self and society?
Poetica Dramatica Daily Plans
Poetica Dramatic Poetry Packet (doc)
Poetica Dramatica Poetry Packet (pdf)
(below are handouts, videos, and audio files to accompany lessons)