Client
Nederlands Dans Theater


Project website
ndt.nl


Realisation
2016-2022


Partners
Studio Beige

Dancing in class

The Dutch dance company ‘Nederlands Dans Theater’ (NDT) requested an application to learn children about modern dance in a playful way. The basis is a selection of beautiful video fragments of dance pieces by the choreographers Crystal Pite and Johan Inger. Three apps are now available: The Statement, suitable for students of grades 6 and 7, Parade, suitable for students of grades 3 and 4, and Dreamplay, suitable for students of grades 4 and 5. The apps have been developed for primary school teachers and can be requested free of charge by all primary and primary education umbrella organizations. The application is available through web browsers and is intended to be used in class on a ‘digiboard’. The app is built upon four themes: dreams, music, friendship, and space. Every theme is subdivided into the sub-themes do, watch, and create. Think of dance videos, dance assignments, word games, or, for example, having a debate with the whole class. School children discuss what they see together, talk about the themes with each other, and are inspired to put together their own virtual dream world with interactive animations. Children can work individually or in pairs on a tablet or laptop in the classroom. Bringing together music, decor, elements, and movements creates an abstract daydream that can eventually be shared with the whole class.
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater

‘’My experience has been very positive! The app is user-friendly and clear. The students were fascinated and all participated(!).’’

Art Teacher, grade 7