Teach the infinite potential of wordless communication – and introduce students to the legacy of cinema’s greatest clown—with this award-winning theater work by one of Sweden’s leading children’s companies, based on Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 silent classic The Kid. Blending classic theater techniques with technological innovation, Pantomimteatern uses mime, half-mask, music, film projection, and an endlessly inventive set to channel Chaplin’s limitless creativity.
Leadership support for Swedish and Scandinavian programming at BAM provided by:
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
Write your own five-line conversation between Charlie and the
kid. Then perform each of your short scenes with a partner, first
with words, then without.
COMMON CORE CONNECTION: W.1-4.8 / SL.1-4.1
BAM study guides make Common Core State Standard connections clear and simple for every production and screening, providing specially-tailored teaching tools and lesson plans.
BAM teaching artists visit your classroom for an engaging, interactive workshop, providing your students with invaluable information to deepen their understanding and experience of the performance or screening.
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