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Hen Hop

1942 3 min
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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.

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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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Education

Ages 13 to 16
School subjects
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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