Patterns in body movements and sound
Observe the picture and discuss.
1. What do you see in above picture? Answer: girls dances in circle
2. On which occasion this type of dance is performed? Answer: Temple festivel
3. What type of sound is the base of kummiyattam? Answer: Dup dup dup
Key words: Body Movements
Teacher’s Note: Teacher can play kummi or kollatam song to facilitate the children to make patterns by combining body movements and sound.
Land and Sky game
Play the land and sky game by following instructions given below.
If the teacher says Land, the students should clap their hands downwards as given in the picture.
If the teacher says Sky, the students should clap their hands upwards as given in the picture.
Let us play and enjoy the patterns in body movements and sound.
Dance Dance Dance
Observe the variation in pattern. Enjoy and perform the body movements using instruments shown
Teacher’s Note: Teacher can facilitate the children to perform different actions following a pattern.
Combined patterns of sound and body movements are used in dance forms like Karagam, Oyilattam and Bharatham.