My grandson is deeply, deeply interested in The Legend of Zelda. If I sit beside him, he will narrate and comment on it while he plays. This weekend, we watercolored together, and he painted characters, figures, and scenes from it--and narrated and commented on them, while also humming little snippets of the music. (His sister can also sing/hum some of the music--she's also an onlooker, commenter, and absorber of this fascinating game-story.)
Anyway, he is also interested in the swordsmanship of Link, the heroic quester figure in Zelda (I am fairly certain I have that right)--he has built multiple models of the swords of Zelda out of Legos. He also seeks to practice the moves of Link, particularly his style of hurtling forward rolls. Behold:
Deacon the Acrobat from lisab on Vimeo.
I apologize for my obsession with slow motion at the moment. I just cannot get enough of it. It turns out that not everything is a fitting subject for slow motion capture, but I really love the way you can see the gracefulness of his form which would otherwise be tricky to catch.
And I am in love with the way that Zelda translates into all my grandson's activities--his current storehouse of story, his play with other toy-systems, his aesthetic, and his movement. (I would love, for instance, to be able to translate a poem I'm writing into a similarly dashing, daredevilish choreography.)