ELISART 外教课魅力

在3月18日的课堂中,ELisart的外教又为小学员们带来了新游戏:火鸡舞turkey dance。大家一起随着歌声摇摆摇摆,在音乐结束的一瞬间保持最后的造型。

助教君对这个游戏也是非常感兴趣,于是做了一番考证,发现这是一种在英美文化中非常盛行的儿童游戏。

在《哈利波特与阿兹卡班的囚徒》第二章里有这样的描述:

At Dudley's fifth birthday party, Aunt Margo had whacked Harry around
the shins with her walking stick to stop him from beating Dudley at
musical statues.

暴力翻译的话,是“音乐雕像”。不过我们看看人民文学出版社的翻译是这样的:

“在达力五岁的生日宴会上,玛姬姑妈曾经用手杖痛打哈利的小腿,不让他在音乐造型游戏①中胜过达力。

译者在这里注解到:

【①音乐造型游戏,参加者随音乐声原地旋转,听到音乐终止后立即停住。然后评判各人的滑稽姿势。】

课外阅读:让我们看看维基百科怎么说:
Musical statues is a children's game played at children's birthday parties in the UK; in the USA it is often called "Freeze Dance." It is similar to Musical Chairs.
音乐造型游戏是一种风行于英国的儿童游戏,一般在孩子的生日聚会中玩。美国人更习惯叫这个游戏为“冻结舞蹈”,跟另一种叫“音乐椅子”的游戏很像。
Players stand in an area, usually a dance hall and wait for music to start to play (controlled by the game master / judge). When the music starts the players should dance to the music, the more spirited the better. The game master will then stop the music at a random point.
参加者会站在类似于舞厅的区域里进行游戏。一名裁判会播放音乐给他们,游戏于此时开始。孩子们随着音乐热烈起舞;裁判会随时中止音乐。
When the music has stopped all players should freeze. The judge then walks among the players and watches to see who is still moving or doesn't stop fast enough, those people are called out of the game. Play continues until there is only one person left (the winner).
音乐停止后,参加者必须“冻结”自己。裁判在他们之间巡回,仍然动作或者无法保持“冻结”姿势的将会被淘汰。游戏继续进行,直到决出最后的冠军,也就是坚持到最后的那位。
If the game starts to get difficult to call people out, the players should be encouraged to get more enthusiastic so that it is more difficult to stop on time.
如果游戏没法难住所有人,那么参加者会被鼓励动作更加热烈,这让游戏的难度得以提升。
Sometimes the game master can also call a theme for the statues, so that the players must impersonate something such as an animal or activity.
有时,裁判也会给“冻结”时的雕像设定一个主题。这样,参加者必须拟态为动物或做某种特定的动作,才能通过裁判员的法眼。

有趣的是,在2013年8月16日,澳大利亚奥丝菲尔德州立高中创造了一项世界纪录——1500多名学生一起玩儿音乐造型。

 当然,玛姬姑妈欺负哈利的后果大家都知道:是哈利忍不住发挥了巫师的潜能,把姑妈打气吹上了天。哈利自己的下场是离家出走了,还差点收到魔法部禁止滥用魔法司的传票 #=#

我们的外教不远万里为我们带来了这样一款有趣的游戏,也是蛮拼的。不过只要TA不拿拐杖,想必也不会被Elisart的小学员们吹上北京的天空。

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