Musical Improv Games - Flock of Birds
Getting everyone moving. Leading and following. Using the body.
- Players form a 'clump' (a loose group) on stage facing front
- A title for the piece can be suggested
- The music begins
- Whoever is at the front is the 'dance captain'
- Everyone else copies their movement
- At any time the dance captain can turn on the spot to face a different direction
- Everyone turns and whoever is now at the front is the new dance captain
- How can you play with the mechanics of the format?
- Try to be imaginative and get the group to go along with you
- Just like a flock of birds there will be moments of chaos and moments of synchronicity
- If you are stuck in the middle - burst through and take the lead
- If you are always taking the lead try to melt into the middle