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Hen Hop

Hen Hop

| 3 min

This joyful short animation features a dancing hen that transforms into an egg. The film was made without a camera by Norman McLaren, who drew directly onto 35 mm movie stock with ordinary pen and ink. Colour was added optically.

  • director
    Norman McLaren
  • producer
    Norman McLaren
  • animation
    Norman McLaren


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Ages 13 to 16

Arts Education - Dance

Have students break up into teams of four and do a brief search on the Web to find the origins of quadrilles, jigs, waltzes and other traditional dances, and then choose a style to present to the class in the form of a poster. Then, have them search YouTube for a video showing choreography and music appropriate to the style of dance chosen in order to learn it and show the results to the rest of the class.

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