Mandelbrot Set

hook: Lots of circles, movement resembles a fractal

by: Deanna Rubin

formation: Becket

A1 2
slide left along set ⁋
circle left 3 places
neighbors swing
A2 8
long lines forward & back
big oval circle right
B1 8
big oval circle left
circle left 3 places
B2 16
partners long swing

The idea is that the movement represents the Mandelbrot Set fractal. Inspired by the Jonathan Coulton song of the same title.

For teaching, if you do this early in the night with beginners, for the transition from the big oval circle left to the group of 4 circle left, tell the gentlespoons to keep their neighbor's hand and look for their partner across the set, dropping left hands with whoever else they're holding onto and taking their partner's hand, leading into that smaller circle.


user: Deanna Rubin

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