Way to the top – Kris & Julia
To create a narrative walk to be experienced without sight, rather using sound, tactile and kinetic elements to convey meaning.
Going mountain climbing.
- Getting ready → Put on a windbreaker, backpack, cap and hold a water bottle
- Begin to climb → to the staircase
- Take a picture → raise up arms, click with index finger, shutter noise
- Turn around and take more
- Summit → taking jacket off, feeling a breeze, wipe sweat off, hear birds
- Meditate → sit down, listen to meditation
- Eat packed snacks → feel a candy bar, drink water
- Leave → climb downwards
Props to bring to class:
- Water bottle
- Recording of birds
- Snack bar
- Recording of meditation
- At the “top of the mountain”, feeling the breeze help convey the sense of height. Also, turning around and letting their feet dangle helped with the sense of height.
- If the person leading takes a deep breath, the person being guided is encouraged to do the same.
- It’s a different experience if we let the person touch the railings.
- The action of putting on the jacket could be confusing without the weight or feeling of the fabric.
- The hand gesture of meditation is instantly recognizable to some cultures.