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Dance / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Perform dances using genre- and style-specific techniques and expressive skills to communicate a choreographer’s intent (ACADAM024)

Elaborations
  • performing dances with an awareness of a choreographer’s intent and style, including contemporary Australian choreographers such as Frances Rings or Stephen Page (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Considering viewpoints – cultures: For example – What culturally symbolic movements are evident in this dance?
  • refining confidence, clarity of the movement, projection and focus to communicate the choreographer’s intent
  • manipulating the elements of dance in performance to interpret a choreographer’s style and intent in contemporary styles, such as Aboriginal hip hop
  • identifying and refining expressive skills in performance, and selecting appropriate expressive skills to sensitively connect with varying social and cultural contexts and audiences
  • Considering viewpoints – societies: For example – How does the dance relate to the social context in which it was created?
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Movement sequences,  Dance genres,  Artistic purpose

Teacher resource

Bangarra Dance Theatre: 'Mathinna'

This is a rich multilayered resource about 'Mathinna', a dance created and performed by members of Bangarra Dance Theatre and inspired by the true story of a young Tasmanian Aboriginal girl called Mathinna, who lived in the early 1800s. The resource features sections of the dance called 'Father', 'Nursery' and 'Moonshine'. ...

Interactive Resource

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.

Teacher resource

The Nutcracker: primary and secondary school resources

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. In this re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker, the story of Clara is transported to 1950s Australia where the once famous Russian ballerina is reflecting on her past life and its triumphs and travails ...

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Swan Lake: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is one of the world's most popular, traditional ballets. Siegfried is drawn to the lake and its secret realm of mystery and enchantment, where he falls in love with the Swan Queen ...

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Cinderella: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on productions. Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella is a modern story ballet charting classic story to Prokofiev's cinematic score. Jerôme Kaplan’s costumes draw inspiration from Dior, Schiaparelli, the elegance of 1940s Hollywood, ...

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The Sleeping Beauty: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Told through the music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa and David McAllister (Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet). The website provides a rich collection of resources ...

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COPPÉLIA: secondary school resource

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. This magical tale romps along to Delibes’ score. Swanhilda and Franz are in love…until Dr Coppelius’ haughty daughter appears. All is not what it seems and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s ...