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Once upon a time: 'Icarus'

Once upon a time: 'Icarus'

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Key Info
  • Once upon a time: 'Icarus'
  • Duration: 06:07
  • The story of Icarus is told using interpretive dance. A Father and Son are in prison in a tower. A feather falls through the window, and gives the Father an idea. He looks at the feather and at his Son, and hatches a plan for escape. They empty their pillows of feathers, and using candle wax they make beautiful wings. They run through the castle and find a way out, and then it’s the moment of truth – the Father launches his Son into the sky and watches him fly over the castle and away. But he flies towards the sun, the candle wax melts and the feathers and the boy fall back to earth.
  • Subject:



    Stories: Myths, Legends, Parables and Fables

  • Keywords: fairytale, story, imprisoned, bars, wings, costume, music, sound, movement, dance, climb, feathers, fly, fiction, locked, design, sky, candle, fire, wax, castle, Once upon a time, fairy tales
Ideas for use in class
  • Use in conjunction with traditional text. Use the theme to explore the setting of confinement, characters and emotions. Write a dialogue for characters. Develop a new story beginning to place characters in the setting. Design and make wings for Icarus. Explore properties of materials in science, testing and joining materials.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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