In pairs, create a still image where one of you has a higher status than the other. It can be a real situation, or something abstract. Show your image to the others and let them guess who is “high” and who is “low”. Discuss why there may be areas of disagreement.

Make another image showing high and low status in a different way. Finally, try to make an image where you have equal status and see if the onlookers agree!

This is one activity we explore on our Developing Directing Skills course.


Learning Objectives: To develop an understanding of status relationships
To communicate physical images clearly to others
Age Group: 8+
Participants: Pairs
Recommended time for activity: 15-25 minutes
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