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You could go along the lines of weighlessness and incorporate balloons, lifting and rolls. However, when planning dance, I find the children have the best ideas themselves. Let them have a session where they develop their own movements and phrases and then pick the best bits to put together.
Tangerine Dream cd called Alpha Centauri has great space music -
Bowie's Space Oddity is great to develop all kinds of movement and even to tell a story through dance.
'Space Oddity' is fab! Can I also suggest the beginning of 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' by Strauss - otherwise known as the theme to 2001 Space Odyssey! Or the theme to the film 'Apollo 13' by James Horner. All interesting to use, movement-wise.
Why not get them to consider the idea of weightlessness and how it can be conveyed? Or how about looking at asteroids or space shuttles or other space debris and getting the children to think about how they move in a vacuum in relation to each other?
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