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CLIP 10702

Describing movement using simile, metaphor and adjectives

Describing movement using simile, metaphor and adjectives
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Key Info
  • Describing movement using simile, metaphor and adjectives
  • Duration: 02:40
  • In Strictly Come Dancing series 7, professional dancers Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace perform an Argentine Tango with precision and grace. The two dancers move effortlessly together throughout the piece and match the beat and tempo of the music with clearly defined moves. The dance includes lifts and positioning of the body to create shapes. This clip was first created on the Strictly Come Dancing website: bbc.co.uk/strictlycomedancing/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Literacy

       Topic:

    Inspiration for writing

  • Keywords: simile, metaphor, mood, beat, rhythm, movement, poem, describe, poetry, complement, dance, adjective, adverb, verb, strictly, inspiration
Ideas for use in class
  • Use words to describe the music that is being danced to. Would you say it is pointed and stuttering or smooth and fluid? Do you think that the dancers movements match the music? Do they match it perfectly? Are there any similes and metaphors that describe the leaps and stretches. Now describe the dancers' moves. What shapes does the female dancer make when she is lifted? How does she use her arms and her legs? Is she like an animal? Does she leap? Do the shadows match the movements of the dancers and if so how? Can you describe the shadows and how they move with the dancers? Describe the male dancer. Is he in control of the dance? Is the female dancer following or leading him? Ask the class to imagine that they are the dancers and to write how they must be feeling to dance in such a way. Can the class think of an emotion that describes this dance? What does the word complement mean and could it be used to describe these dancers?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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