Dreamplay

Request the free IWB-app Dreamplay!

With the Dreamplay-app of the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), children learn about modern dance in a playful way. The basis is a selection of beautiful video fragments of the dance piece Dreamplay by choreographer Johan Inger. Discuss what you see together, talk about the themes ‘dreams’ and ‘friendship’ with each other and be inspired to put together your own virtual dream world with the interactive animations.

The clips from Dreamplay can be used as a tool for classroom discussion. Dreamplay  also features six energizers for pupils to dance to in the classroom. These interactive dance animations allow teachers and pupils to experiment with various types of dance. The app also includes a video compilation of Dreamplay.

Requesting

Dreamplay is made for teachers of grade 3 and 4 and is free accessible for all primary schools and primary education umbrella organizations.

Requesting the app is simple: fill in the form on this website and you receive a confirmation email with the log in credentials, more information and instructions as soon as possible.

Instructions on how to use the app

The app is suitable for use with recent browser software and can be run on the digital classroom blackboard.

The app includes six ready-to-use lesson manuals that offer a full project, but each lesson manual can also be used separately. Many of the educational materials and lesson manuals in the app are included as PDF documents so that they are printable.

About Dreamplay

A quick encounter between a man and a woman marks the beginning of Dreamplay, a choreography in which the choreographer John Inger created a dance that reflects his version of a daydream. Four men and two women are dancing. They show you what can happen after a quick encounter between a man and a woman. They show you how a dream can become reality… or maybe not? At the end of the dance you are suddenly back at the beginning of the choreography. Wasn’t all this real, but just part of a big exciting daydream?

Dreamplay was created on the first part of Igor Stravinsky’s famous and infamous piece of music Le Sacre du Printemps.

Looking for an app suitable for grade 1 & 2?

In addition to the Dreamplay-app for children in grade 3 and 4, NDT developed the dance app Parade especially for students in grade 1 and 2. Discuss together what you see in the beautiful fragments of the dance piece Parade by Crystal Pite, dance along with the infectious energizers and be inspired to make your own movements with the interactive dance animations.

More information

Contact

For questions or remarks, please contact our Talent Development & Education department at +31 70 88 00 144 (during office hours) or onderwijs@ndt.nl.