Here are students in the static pose of their character using the paintings of the circus that we studied in science. This type of acting and embodying characters informs their work with the wire characters later and to identify with a certain character by embodying that character in their imagination. They were asked to show what would happen before the performer got on stage (the beginning) show what the performer would do for the act (the middle) and what they would do to end the show (the end.) This also informs their small moments writing in homeroom and helps them to add details to their writing. Music was paired to play for the performance from previously recorded circus music that the students selected.
The following clip is an example of Joshua and Henry creating their own mood music for the beginning, middle, and end to their tightrope act.