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Dance / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Manipulate combinations of the elements of dance and choreographic devices to communicate their choreographic intent (ACADAM021)

Elaborations
  • improvising with the elements of dance and analysing movement choices to reflect their individuality and to clarify their choreographic intent
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – How have the elements of space and dynamics been manipulated in your work to convey your ideas?
  • manipulating a variety of style-specific movements safely to support their intent
  • setting choreographic goals and developing their own movement vocabulary and style
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Dance composition,  Artistic purpose

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Dancing identity

What do ancient rhythms and the locking and popping of hip- hop dance have in common? Choreographer Shaun Parker was inspired by both ancient and contemporary dance forms when he created 'AM I', a dance piece that explores what it means to be human in the 21st century. Explore how six dancers, a large screen, live musicians ...

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West African dance

Students perform, reflect and appreciate dance with a West African cultural context.

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We must preserve what's left!

Explore the three components of dance as students develop knowledge about movement content in dance and how the choreographer makes choices to communicate an idea.

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Firebird forensics

Discover more about dance by using stimulus as a starting point for dance composition and explore the elements of dance to communicate the idea of a Firebird.

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Firebird Forensics

Firebird Forensics was a unique collaborative cross-curriculum composition and performance project to create a dance work that responds to Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite. 30 music students from government school students were given the opportunity to dissect Stravinsky’s Firebird and expand and explore their own composition ...

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Are you supercali – coordinated?

A dance challenge to learn and perform the fun choreography to Mary Poppins’ supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and then see if others you know can also learn and perform it.

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In class with the Mark Morris Dance Group

Explore contemporary training techniques used by the Mark Morris Dance Group. Learn about the correct body alignment and placement while executing movement and the performance of dance movement with an awareness of self. Also learn repertoire from the company.

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Displaced

A resource designed for students in the Stage 5 Dance course in the components of performance, composition and appreciation. Students will identify and describe how ideas for dances have developed from a stimulus.

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Walking through sound and light

In 2013, Artist Ryoji Ikeda performed 'test pattern [no 5]' in Sydney. As Japan's leading electronic composer and visual artist, Ikeda has gained an international reputation as an artist working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. Have a look at his work to see how the audience experienced it.

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Paint plus speed equals portrait

Ben Quilty won Australia's oldest and best known art prize for portraiture, the Archibald Prize, in 2011. He's become well- known here and overseas for his use of colour and energetic and bold application of paint. See Quilty apply speed and passion, using slabs of multi-coloured paint and spray cans to create a large portrait.

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Commitment and creativity: a career in music

Discover the challenges and pleasures of being first violinist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In this clip, violinist Jennifer Hoy discusses her journey from learning violin at a very early age to becoming a professional orchestral musician. Find out what this prestigious but demanding role involves.

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Kindred spirits: dancing our identity

Who are we and where do we belong? What and who decides our identity? People often ask these questions, and some may seek to discover the answers to them. In his dance piece entitled 'ID', choreographer Stephen Page explores what makes us similar, what makes us different and what gives us a sense of belonging. The clip ...

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Shots in word pictures

How can visual artwork enhance our experience of the written word? Here, a reading from 'Shots', a memoir by Cold Chisel's primary songwriter Don Walker, is accompanied by a series of images by animator and illustrator Marieka Walsh. This clip was taken from a series titled 'Radio With Pictures'. To find out more visit ...

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A proposition for place and space

Contemporary Melbourne artist Ash Keating works beyond the boundaries of galleries, and one of his key objectives is to promote community discussion about place and space. See some of his works in Australia, New Zealand and Korea: quick abstract paintings; installations in the urban environment using industrial waste; and ...

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Attribute this!

On one side there are a creator's rights and on the other the development of culture through building on other's ideas. A range of laws try to keep these often conflicting demands in balance. Professor Lawrence Lessig is co-founder of creative commons, a non-profit organisation that enables copyright owners to allow the ...

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Dancing a life story

Choreographer Leigh Warren was so inspired by the life story of his friend, Cambodian-born dancer and choreographer Xiao-Xiong Zhang, that he devised a dance about him. It's called 'Not According to Plan'. Warren collaborated on the work, for Adelaide's annual OzAsia Festival, with a designer, costume maker and composer ...

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Barren places come to life

Australian artist Ash Keating has created environmental projects in Australia and internationally. In 2009, he completed the Westpark Proposition project in an industrial landscape on Melbourne's urban fringe. This work was filmed for a following video installation. Watch as he throws paint from buckets and sprays colour ...

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Reflecting on the Vietnam War through art

In 1978 and as a small child, Dinh Q L� escaped war-torn Vietnam by boat, with his family. He grew up in America and became an artist, returning to Vietnam as an adult. In his work, he incorporates sculpture, video and installation. Here he discusses how his childhood experiences influence his artmaking. See how his work ...

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Sydney: lighting the way for art

See the Sydney Harbour Bridge lit up like a rainbow and the Sydney Opera House become a canvas for a brilliant light display. During the annual Vivid Sydney event the city's iconic architecture and places are illuminated in a spectacular lightshow.

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Connecting sculpture to dance

The former artistic director of Chunky Move, choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, was inspired by the sculptures of Reuben Margolin to create the dance 'Connected'. These sculptures made him think about what happens when a dancer begins to dance on stage and the way they transform from a person to a body in space.