Creative Process

This program features four phases of the students’ work:

  • Brainstorming Zoe’s Journey. Students determine the feelings of their four characters in each phase of the journey. Teachers use questioning techniques to probe details.
  • Adding Words and Movement. The children communicate the characters’ feelings through speech and movement. Choices reflect what the children have learned about expression through vocal patterns and dance techniques.
  • Creating Costume Pieces. Students create costumes to identify the characters. The children explain their choices of colors, materials, and design.
  • Performing Zoe’s Journey. Students perform the six-minute piece before an audience for the first time.