Fluent Movements

From Community Narrations

Aims of the practice and description of participants

A Non-Verbal Exercise which allows us to avoid language barriers and raise creative way of thinking. The participants share a story without being personal. This issue is important by facilitating with different communities. Language play no role and the fear of sharing personal stories within the group will be overcome.

Resources, Materials needed

None.

Duration

60 minutes

Step-by-step - what has to be done?

- The participants are asked to draw a letter in the air with their right hands. Then to draw a geometric form with their left hands and at the end a Number with their right feet.
- They repeat the movements with different speed and sizes. They asked to vary the movement as much as they can. Here should the facilitator give enough time to participants they experiment freely. This helps to get rid of daily, usual movements and be creative. At the end of the searching time, they choose a letter, form and number with a certain size and speed.
- We spread the group in pairs. Each pair creates together a small choreography / story with using their 3 movements.
- They present the small story to the group.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are addressed?

- First we ask the group to tell what they saw. Later on the pairs are allowed to tell their stories. It is inspiring to see how many different meanings emerge due to the movements in the group, and that everyone understands something different from same performance.
- By doing this exercises, the facilitator can reach and know more about the group. But he/she should be well prepared about the community. The body language, meanings of the letters or forms in each culture is certainly different than other.
- How people move, gives tips about cultural codes. The facilitator should know these codes and should be aware of the differences between different cultural codes; to be able to reflect and to apply the exercise properly. This is the most important rule for the facilitators by working with different and diverse communities.