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Home Paneurhythmy 23.Beautiful Day

Beautiful day, Stefka Nikolova (follow-up activities)Beautiful day, Marieta Stoycheva

 

TEXT

1:
Every day new blessing brings,
Every perfect day of spring:
Singing waters, bubbling springs,
Heaven and earth with music ring.
Every human heart is gay (glad)
When we dance and sing in May.
Angels spread their glistening wings
Over every soul that sings.
 
2:
Then God whispers in your heart,
“Love divine today you start,
Praise with song the life you’re given,
Bless each soul upon your path,
Ever grateful, ever glad;
Ever grateful, ever glad.”
 
3: Same as 1
4: Same as 2
5: Same as 1
 
 
Beautiful day, Stefanie Vanhulle
 
IDEA
 
We maintain balance and disposition in every circumstance, alone and with our partner. This is an exercise about a stable nervous system that helps us keep our physical, mental and emotional balance so that we behave in a balanced way and make our day beautiful. In the language of gesture this is a balance exercise performed alone and with a partner: while standing on one leg we place hands on hips, or extend arms, or hold our partner's hands.

We lift one leg alternatively up in the air and squat on the other, bending knee. These movements on one leg while the other in the air, give correct outlet of the nervous energy. The volition is strengthened and volition activity is improved. These movements improve the nervous system and magnetize it. In this way one can evaluate correctly his/her action, see what is right and what is wrong and improve it at the same time. (Beinsa Douno, Paneurhythmy, Sofia 1938)

 
Beautiful day, Birg?l G?kaslanBeautiful day, Veronika Kaneva
 
 
QUESTIONS
 
1.Text: How is the day called in the text?Write in your own words a sentence/ essay/ poem about the art of balance/ about the beautiful day. 

2.Drawing:  Draw a picture of balance. Draw an illustration to the exercise.

3.Questions: What makes a day beautiful? What is balance? Can you keep your balance is you act wrong?

4.Experience: Tell us of situations and experiences when you have kept your balance despite the challenges. What is the feeling?

5.Imagination: Imagine while you play the exercise that you are perfectly in control of your balance. 

6.Affirmations:  Write a positive affirmation about Beautiful day. For example: Today is the most beautiful day of my life.

7. Quotes: The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man (Euripides). Find your favorite quote about beautiful day.

 

Beautiful day, Nevyana MomchilovaBeautiful day, Halim Ak?akaya

MUSIC

Measure 3/ 8
Tonality: C major
Total: 144 measures 
1 measure = 1 movement
 
part 1:
part 2:
part 3 (4):
Beautiful day
 
MOVEMENT
4 cycles
 
 
Sequence of movements:
1. „Hands on hips”
Music: 32 measures from 1 to 32; Text: verse 1; Movements 1-8 repeat 4 times.
2. „ Alternative hand up at 45°” 
Music: 24 measures from 33 to 56; Text: verse 2; Movements 1-8 repeat 3 times.
3. „ Inside partner hands hold”
Music: 32 measures from 57 to 88; Text: verse 1; Movementss 1-8 repeat 4 times.
4. „ Alternative partner hands hold”
Music: 56 measures from 89 to 144; Text: verses 2+1; Movements 1-8 repeat 7 times.
SP, 1a
 
 
SP for the exercise:
Arms: The hands are on the hips, thumbs behind, elbows to the sides. 
Legs: Feet are together in standing position. 
 
 
1. HANDS ON HIPS
 
SP = SP of the exercise
Arms: For the whole cycle the hands are on the hips, thumbs behind, elbows to the sides. 
 
1a1b
 
1:
Legs: The right leg extends forward in the air, the foot slightly above the ground. Next the left leg bends at the knee and then extends again with a springing motion. During this motion the right foot comes closer to the ground without touching it. 
Duration: 1 measure
2:
Legs: The left leg bends at the knee and then extends again with a springing motion. 
Duration: 1 measure
3: = 2
4:
Legs: The right foot steps down forwards, the left foot remains to the back on toes.
Duration: 1 measure 
5-8:
Movements 5-8 are symmetrical to 1-4, on right foot.
 
Movements 1-8 repeat 4 times.
FP: Hands on hips. Left foot to the back on toes.
 
 
2. HAND UP AT 45°
SP: Hands on hips. Left foot to the back on toes. 
 
2a2b
 
1:
 
Arms: The left hand is on the hip, thumb behind, elbow to the side. The right hand extends forwards and upwards at an angle of 45°, palm forwards.
Legs: The right leg extends forward in the air, the foot slightly above the ground. Next the left leg bends at the knee and then extends again with a springing motion. During this motion the right foot comes closer to the ground without touching it. 
Duration: 1 measure
2:
Arms: The left hand is on the hip. The right arm is at 45°, palm forwards.
Legs: The left leg bends at the knee and then extends again with a springing motion. 
Duration: 1 measure
3: = 2
4:
Arms: The left hand is on the hip. The right hand returns to the hip.
Legs: The right foot steps down forwards, the left foot remains to the back on toes.
Duration: 1 measure
5-8
Movements 5-8 are symmetrical to 1-4, on right foot.
 
2c2d
 
Movements 1-8 repeat 3 times.
FP: Hands on hips. Left foot to the back on toes. 
 
 
3. INSIDE HANDS HOLD
 
SP: Hands on hips. Left foot to the back on toes.
 
3a3b
 
1:
Arms: Partners hold their inside hands: the partner in the outer circle lifts his/her left hand up with palm open and turned upwards and the partner in the inner circle places his right hand over it with palm turned downwards. The outside hands stay on the hips. 
Legs: The right leg extends forward in the air, the foot slightly above the ground. Next the left leg bends at the knee and then extends again with a springing motion. During this motion the right foot comes closer to the ground without touching it.  
Duration:  1 measure
2:
Arms: = 1. 
Legs: The left leg bends at the knee and then extends again with a springing motion. 
Duration: 1 measure
3: = 2
4:
Arms: = 1. 
Legs: The right foot steps down forwards, the left foot remains to the back on toes.
Duration: 1 measure
5-8
Movements 5-8 are symmetrical to 1-4, on right foot.
 
3c3d
 
Movements 1-8 repeat 4 times.
FP = SP
 
 
4. ALTERNATIVE PARTNER HANDS HOLD
SP: Arms by the sides of the body. Left foot to the back on toes.
 
4a4b
 
1:
Arms: The inside hands are by the sides of the body. The outside hands move to the sides and up in an arch-like movement and join up, above the heads. The right palm of the outer partner is upwards, the left palm of the inside partner is down. (If joint hands were down the right palm would be above).
Legs: The right leg extends forward in the air, the foot slightly above the ground. Next the left leg bends at the knee and then extends again with a springing motion. During this motion the right foot comes closer to the ground without touching it. 
Duration: 1 measure
2:
Arms: The inside hands are by the sides of the body. The outside hands are joined up. 
Legs: The left leg bends at the knee and then extends again with a springing motion. 
Duration: 1 measure
3: = 2. 
4:
Arms: The inside hands are by the sides of the body. The outside hands retrace way to SP.
Legs: The right foot steps down forwards, the left foot remains to the back on toes.
Duration: 1 measure
5-8:
Movements 5-8 are on right foot and with the inside hands joint: right palm over the left palm, elbows bent. The outside arms are by the sides.
 
4c4d
 
Movements 1-8 repeat 7 times.
FP=SP
 
FP for the exercise:
Arms down by the sides. Legs come together in standing position.