This DVD is a combination of two previous training videos from Jeff Smith, the creator of the dowel rod visualization technique.
Dowel 9-1-1 is an introductory DVD approximately one hour in length. It features Jeff Smith and nine performers presenting several songs. Explanations and details of rod movement and body positioning and given. Songs include:
– Arise My Love (New Song)
– Lord of the Dance (Steven Curtis Chapman)
– This Day (Point of Grace)
– He Is (Aaron Jeoffrey)
Fingers and Fabrics is a 40 minute DVD that involves the use of sign language, banners, streamers and drama to create movement for four musical dramatic pieces. Jeff Smith gives a general introduction and he and others perform to:
– How Beautiful (Rich Mullins)
– Awesome God (Twila Paris)
– Give It Away (Michael Smith)
– Ashton (Michael Smith)
For more than ten years, Jeff Smith of Salt & Light Ministries has been using wooden dowel rod sticks to interpret and bring to life contemporary Christian music as a dramatic art form. The concept of using sticks or “God Rods” in movement was designed for those who desired to express themselves through movement, but who lacked formal training, or were uncomfortable or unable to participate in dance. The creative movement ideas then spread to using additional props such as fabrics, hand gestures, sign language, and drama to interpret the lyrics and stories of Christian music.