||One young person sits at the front of a bench they are the bus driver. Every other young person comes on the bus in a clear and extreme emotional state. If one came on crying the driver and whoever else is on the bus now cries with them, if they come on laughing the whole bus load start laughing with them and so it goes.
||The group walk around a chair. One by one they all stand up on the chair and receive the furious applause of the entire group.
||Create expression/feeling towards the object in relation to musical type. Change the style of music and so the way you express yourself. Exaggerate the movements. Variation - Working in pairs or small groups, balance a stick between you while reflecting the music through stylistic movement.
||Ask the group to introduce four objects e.g. ‘the broccoli, the chocolate, the cheese, the cauliflower’. They must introduce the 1st object as if it were on the floor, and each object is higher and higher until they are introducing something above their heads. With each object they must get louder and louder and bigger and bigger with their gestures. Once they are confident and loud, change the words to ‘the incredible, the magnificent, the fantastic, US!’
||The group sits in a circle. Demonstrate how to enter the middle as a monster. A monster can be any shape, size, character and rhythm. You enter the circle and try and be as ridiculous as possible, show that it is safe to be really big, bold and silly. Then move towards a young person as your monster and this young person must then become your monster and take your place. Once they have come into the middle as your monster they must then relax, make their own monster and then swap places with somebody else. Keep swapping through until everybody has had a go.
|What are you doing?
||Put the group in a circle. One young person enters the center and begins performing a clear physical action. Once the action is clear and established the next young person enters and asks “what are you doing?” the first person must lie and say a completely new and opposite action which the person asking the question must begin performing. You continue until all have had a go.
||The group are now a chorus of optimists. Whatever one of the young people suggests they must reply “yes!!” As loudly and enthusiastically as possible and then begin doing whatever is suggested. Then another young person will say “and we are….” And they will add on the next suggestion to which everyone will reply “Yes!!!” and begin doing it. Start the group doing small simple actions like walking, running, waiting for a bus and build up to bigger more ridiculous actions such as flying, on the bottom of the ocean etc.