Dance / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse a range of dance from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their dance making, starting with dance from Australia and including dance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider dance in international contexts (ACADAR026)

  • investigating the influence of Australian dance artists, companies and practices, including Australians who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and those of Asian heritage
  • Considering viewpoints – histories: For example – What historical influences have impacted on this dance?
  • considering how global trends in dance influence the development of dance in Australia
  • Considering viewpoints – critical theories: For example – How are global trends in street dance influencing Australian dance? How effectively have ballet conventions been manipulated in this work to communicate meaning?
  • identifying the impact of media and social and technological changes on dance practice, for example, interactions between kinaesthetic and visual aspects of dance in forms that incorporate digital components
  • investigating the practices and traditions in dance and how people are influenced by their histories, societies, cultures and environments
  • exploring dance from different viewpoints, for example, analysing philosophies and ideologies that inform dance making in various societies and cultures
  • Considering viewpoints – philosophies and ideologies: For example – What political statement is this dance work making?
  • identifying how research and new ideas might enhance their own creating and performing practices
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Social history,  Aboriginal art,  Australian art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Dance

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