The University of Montana’s CoMotion Dance Project presented a dance performance called; +Fire Speaks the Land. +This 50 minute performance is geared to K-6 students but has appeal for individuals aged1-101. It is a 50 minute originally choreographed feature that also includes original narration and music to explain fire science, forest ecology and looks at Traditional American perspectives about fire.
The short trailer that I saw featured beautiful backdrops, the innovative use of a parachute, creative costumes, a cute look at a couple dousing a campfire and a view of the fire triangle. It talked about fire having a place in forest ecology in a creative and engaging way for children. This may be a good tool for families to engage small children in a discussion of wildfire that is not scary but rather help them develop a concept of the usefulness of fire in nature.
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