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Sofie Laguna: Bringing Stories to Life.

Session Info:

In her presentations for lower primary students, including kindergarten and Preps, Sofie draws on her acting skills; she performs a play based on her book My Yellow Blanky (Omnibus 2002). Sofie plays the main character, an energetic and willful five-year-old, and the children from the audience play the other parts, complete with costumes and props. The show is dynamic and highly interactive, providing the students with an opportunity to understand the connection between text and performance and how exciting it can be. Sofie also uses her successful picture book, Too Loud Lily (Omnibus 2003) as a tool for interactive performance. With this text students have the opportunity to work together as a chorus, with Sofie in the role of ‘conductor’. These sessions celebrate the (sometimes-noisy!) relationship between words, sound and action.

Topics:

The different ways stories can be transformed into performance. The different places we can find inspiration for stories and plays. Finding the right place to express ourselves.

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