Take One Picture Project

We looked and analysed the picture 'The Finding of Moses' by Orazio Gentileschi. We discussed our current geographical and historic focus of our local community, particularly Abington Park and Ancient Greek times.  

Together we explored the idea of connecting what we already know about Ancient Greece alongside our love of our local community.  We decided to express this artistically through movement in the form of a dance and in conjunction, design, create and model Greek togas to wear during the performance.  We called the concept ‘A Journey Through Time’.

Initially, we explored our local community, focussing on the present form and features of the past.  We discussed geographical weathering from biological to chemical and the effect on nature.  We linked this to the climate in Greece and how this differs from our own.  We used the colours and influences from nature and our local community, along with fashion from Ancient Greek times to design our toga belts and use this as inspiration for our dance choreography.

We explored different types of stitching and built upon our experience of fabric dying to design toga belts using tie dye to add our own individual expression of nature inspired by the local community.  We used our sewing skills to construct our togas and modelled these during our performance.


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