What do you think is happening in the video clip?
Who is on screen?
What's the story?
When and where does it take place?
Why is this happening?
How is it done?
Each person watching the video will likely have a different reaction from other watchers, or similar reactions in different measures.
Some may have immediately turned to a classmate or friend, looking at their reaction and enjoying the shared experience.
Some may have immediately started whispering questions, observations, narration, inferences, and hypotheses about how the video was put together.
Those who enjoy literature and fiction may have wondered about the story, and possibly imagined different events or a different ending.
Those who enjoy news about modern filmmaking and technology may have wondered about how the action was recorded, and have several ideas about special effects, green screens, and computer animation.
Did you respond with joy and wonder, or were there times when the music and lighting evoked suspense or tension?
6 Cs Reflections on "Sparked"
"Sparked," is a collaboration between the artistic performers of Cirque du Soleil, the mechanical engineering company ETH Zurich, and technology and design experts at Verity Studios. The "behind the technology" short documentary and interview answer some of the questions you may have been curious about.
The performance, the behind-the-scenes video clip, and your own private or shared questions help illustrate the ideas behind the 6Cs, or 21st-century skills, formulated by cognitive science professors Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek:
SPARK PROGRAM GOALS: 21st CENTURY SKILLS
In the course of the year, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the individual 21st century skills and to self-assess about all of the 6 Cs. In place of grades, the goal of the SPARK program is to show the growth in your dispositions and efforts toward higher level skills.
Website Updated: 27 September 2019