Dance / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse how choreographers use elements of dance and production elements to communicate intent (ACADAR018)

Elaborations
  • deconstructing sections of a dance, for example, identifying and describing recurring movement within sequences and the use of the elements of dance and production elements such as lighting, performance space, music and costume
  • identifying and interpreting how interrelating elements, choreographic devices such as variation, contrast and transitions, and forms are used to communicate intent
  • Considering viewpoints – philosophies and ideologies: What philosophical, ideological or political perspectives does the dance work represent, or how do these perspectives affect the audience’s interpretation?
  • expressing responses using descriptive style-specific dance terminology
  • accessing and researching choreographers’ works through real or virtual performances to analyse choreographers’ intentions
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Artistic purpose,  Dance costume,  Performance space,  Stage lighting

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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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Let's Fosse!

Let’s Fosse is a jazz dance tutorial that is designed for students in Stage 4 and 5 dance. Students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the Fosse dance style.

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Bollywood time!

Learn movement sequences with a Bollywood influence.

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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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Musical theatre – dance

Explore dance in musical theatre, including dance technique and the elements of dance as influenced by performance and theatrical style.

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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 ...

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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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Ninjas rocking and violin-infused rap at 'Hip hop kung fu'

This is a review of a 2011 dance performance titled 'Hip hop kung fu'. There is a short film clip of highlights from the performance and a longer video of the full performance. The review describes the successful dance components, the musical innovations and commends individual performances. The writer applauds the directors, ...

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Rachel Cooper on Indonesia's Envelope-Pushing Dance Troupe

This is a web page featuring an interview with Rachel Cooper about Indonesian dance troupe Nan Jombang and their 2010 US showcase. The article is titled 'An interview with Rachel Cooper: Indonesia's envelope-pushing dance troupe' and includes a photograph and a nine-minute video of one of the performances. Cooper explains ...

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Indigenous Australian: Art Gallery of NSW - iTunes app

Explore a selection of artists and artworks from the Art Gallery of New South Wales' collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Contains images, background information on the artists and their art, and some audio curator insights and video interviews. Artworks are from 1990s to 2010s. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015.

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Lights up

Learn the fundamentals of lighting design with lighting designer Lincoln Gidney. Explore how to apply stage lighting conveys meaning and apply this knowledge and understanding to design lighting or a scene.

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Contemporary: Art Gallery of NSW - iTunes app

Explore a selection of artists and artworks from the contemporary collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, including the John Kaldor Family collection. Contains images, background information on the artists and their art, and some audio curator insights and video interviews. Artworks are from 1960s to 2010s. Free ...

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

This lesson plan (PDF) examines the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art contained within the National Gallery of Australia collection. Links to artworks are provided to support students' critical analysis of the forms of each work of art and to understand the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...

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Vivid Sydney – 77 Million Paintings

A series of video interviews with Nick Robertson about Brian Eno's '77 Million Paintings' installation, which was part of an exhibition in Vivid Sydney 2009. The resource includes clips of the installation.