Welcome to Map to The Stars, the easy-to-use tool to integrate body movement in the classroom and to promote international exchange between schools.
This app has been developed for the teachers to empower childrens physical and emotional body through the language of dance, with connections to other curricular subjects and for the personal development of the child. Dance skills are not necessary to use this tool.
In this app you will find a series of lesson plans ordered by objectives related to key issues for dance, such as body, space, time and energy. In turn, each lesson plan consists of 4 phases preceded by a description: warming-up, main exercise, cool-down and a challenge to share.
In this final challenge, children's work opens to a social dimension where creativity is stimulated and shared while filling up a gallery of images and an interactive map that will unite European schools involved in Map to the Stars. Map to the Stars is built in 6 languages (Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Italian and Spanish) and you can switch from one to another.
Each of the parts is timed and accompanied by text, images and other functionalities depending on each lesson. In addition, the app contains a glossary of concepts that are specific to the language of dance and which can be accessed by teachers at all times.
Each teacher is free to use the content of Map to the Stars and adapt it to their own language and knowledge, but a prior reading of the lesson plan is essential before sharing it with the students.
This app has been developed by a European interdisciplinary team made up of dancers, choreographers, pedagogues and technologists from:
BNM - Ballet National de Marseille (Marseille, France). Leader of the project, with Eric Minh Cuong Castaing as artistic director. http://www.ballet-de-marseille.com/fr/
ICK (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). http://www.ickamsterdam.com/
Mercat de les Flors-Casa de la Dansa (Barcelona, Spain). http://mercatflors.cat/
Explorea-Il Museo dei Bambini di Roma (Rome, Italy). https://www.mdbr.it/
External consultants: SILK Fluegge (Linz, Austria) (SILK) Manuvo France SAS (Avignon, France) (Manuvo)
Project with support of the European Union-Creative Europe
Lesson plans have been proposed by: Franco Corsi, Charlie Duran, Lipi Hernndez, ngels Margarit, ngel Martnez Hernndez, Beatrice Mille, Francesca Natta.